Nature around Queanbeyan
Explore the national parks and nature reserves around Queanbeyan to enjoy bushwalks and see native animals in the wild. At the Googong Foreshores, you can enjoy a walk and a picnic, or try your hand at one of the various water sports on offer.
Queanbeyan is located on the Queanbeyan River, 299 km south-west of Sydney. This relaxed city is a gateway to Canberra, the NSW snowfields and the pretty towns and villages of the Southern Tablelands such as Bungendore and Braidwood.
Take a self-guided town tour around Queanbeyan's historic buildings and museums including Queanbeyan Historical Museum in the old police sergeant's residence. Enjoy a stroll under the willow trees along the riverbank in Queen Elizabeth Park or pack a picnic and follow the 3-km ridge track around Molonglo Gorge. Make sure you go fishing for trout on the Googong Foreshores.