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 one of the various water sports on offer.
Queanbeyan is located in Country NSW 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 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. There are excellent trout fishing spots on the Googong Foreshores.
At the Queanbeyan Art Gallery see the work of local artists or maybe take an art class. The town also hosts an eclectic selection of events that includes a regatta, country fair and multicultural carnival.
Check out local food and wine options and stay awhile, there's plenty of good accommodation choices.
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View looking over Queanbeyan. Image: Lance Fearne.
Fishing at Googong Dam. Image Queanbeyan Visitor Information Centre
Queanbeyan Suspension Bridge over the Queanbeyan River. Image Queanbeyan Visitor Information Centre