Yanununbeyan State Conservation Area

Yanununbeyan State Conservation Area, near Queanbeyan and Captains Flat, is a great place for horse riding, cycling, walking, picnicking and birdwatching.

If you’re after a bit of isolation and a lot of peace and solitude, Yanununbeyan State Conservation Area is just the place to visit. You can be as active or as passive as you wish.

Yanununbeyan is part of the traditional country of the Ngarigo people and was settled by European graziers as early as the 1820s. Today, remnants of Aboriginal heritage and colonial history can be seen as you explore the park’s various routes either by horse riding, cycling or walking.

Birdwatchers will have a field day in Yanununbeyan, where a huge number of different species make their home. Bring your binoculars and look out for wedge-tailed eagles, spotted quail thrush, superb lyrebirds, dusky wood swallows, speckled warblers and diamond firetails as you set out on your birdwatching expedition of the park. You’ll hear approaching gang gang cockatoos and yellow-tailed black cockatoos from miles away.

Nearby events

  1. The Architecture of Light by Susie Dureau

    Sunday 23 September 2018 to Sunday 30 September 2018 , Bungendore

    Sydney artist Susie Dureau returns to Bungendore to open an exhibition of new works entitled The Architecture of Light. This body of work examines light as a subject and entity unto itself rather than an assumed component in the illuminatio…

    23 Sep - 30 Sep
  2. Southern Harvest Farmers Market at Bungendore

    Saturday 29 September 2018 to Saturday 20 October 2018 , Bungendore

    The Southern Harvest Farmers Market: selling sustainable, authentic, regional food: grown and made by the Community, for the Community. The market is open every Saturday from 9am to Noon. It is a great source of fresh food and farm produ…

    29 Sep - 20 Oct