With beautiful heritage, outdoor adventure and a vibrant arts program, Queanbeyan is a delightful city in southwest NSW and a gateway to the national capital, Snowy Mountains and historic towns as well as delicious food and wine experiences. Fishing and boating is popular at Googong Foreshores.

You’ll find many more wonderful things to do in riverside Queanbeyan, a short drive from Canberra and about three hours from Sydney. Pop into the Queanbeyan Visitor Information Centre and pick up brochures and maps and take a self-guided tour of the beautifully preserved colonial buildings.

Queanbeyan Museum, Queanbeyan

In the fascinating 1876 Queanbeyan Museum are stories and displays about the Ngambri Aboriginal people, colonial explorers and settlers, bushrangers during the gold rush and much more. Nearby is the intriguing Queanbeyan Printing Museum, with restored machines from the 1870s to the 1960s.

You can explore more heritage, history and tales with local author Nichole Overall on her Mysterious Queanbeyan by Moonlight tour. On the pretty banks of the meandering Queanbeyan River is the Queanbeyan Art Gallery, where exhibitions are held throughout the year in the 1880-built cottage.

Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival

A stroll across the river is The Q - Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, a popular venue for theatre, musicals, dance and exhibitions. Check out the events calendar for more fun, including the annual Big 3 Car Show, biennial 4 Wheel Drive Spectacular and colourful Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival.

A great base for exploring the Canberra District wineries in the region and spectacular natural attractions, Queanbeyan offers accommodation to suit various budgets, from riverside camping and caravanning to motels. The historic towns of Bungendore and Braidwood are within easy reach.


Filter by categories


  1. Clear Waters Geo-caching Event

    Monday 15 April 2019 to Monday 22 April 2019 , Queanbeyan

    This event is part of the Queanbeyan Palerang Heritage Festival. With Queanbeyan as your base, you'll have access to over 3,000 active geo-caches from drive-by to extreme hikes, power trails and a great variety of challenges for all…

    15 Apr - 22 Apr
  2. Space Displays

    Tuesday 23 April 2019 to Saturday 11 May 2019 , Queanbeyan

    This event is apart of the 2019 Queanbeyan Palerang Heritage Festival. Built in the 1960's, the Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope (MOST) is an enormous radio telescope near Hoskingstown that has made a huge contribution to …

    23 Apr - 11 May
  3. Anzac Day Service

    Thursday 25 April 2019 , Queanbeyan

    Anzac Day is the solemn day of remembrance of those Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who have fought and died for their country, and is marked annually on the anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign of the First World War.…

    25 Apr