A Guide To Outdoor Activities in Canberra

Canberra is one city where you cannot sit indoors and order room service. There’s so much to see, do and enjoy here that your holiday will be over before you know it. Here’s how to enjoy some great outdoor activities in Canberra.

Pretend To Be A Farmer For a Day

Want to know how a beef cattle and merino farm operated in the heydays? The best way to find out is by spending the day at a farm that still uses old colonial farming practices. It’s a great opportunity for children to watch how Australian kelpie dogs herd merino sheep, how the sheep are sheared and learn more about the Australian wool industry.

Try Your Hand At Some Fishing!

At about 8 kilometres from Canberra airport is Googong Dam. This region offers the best fishing you’ve ever experienced; grab your share of the Murray rainbow trout, Murray cod, coloured perches and others. When you take a break, visit some of the local museums, take walks and ride the Bungendore Steam Train.

Make a Big Splash!

At the Big Splash Waterpark, you and your kids can enjoy the five amazing warm water pools, nine waterslides and more. Float around on rubber tubes on the heated pools while enjoying a movie on Canberra’s only waterpark cinema.

Enjoy Some Mountain Sports

Corin Mountain Forest is located a mere 45 minutes from Canberra central. It’s a year-round recreation facility where you can experience adrenaline activities like mountain biking, enjoy exciting rides, climb rocks, and enjoy other bushland adventures.

Go Kayaking!

Lake Burley Griffin is a huge artificial lake that surrounds Canberra. You can do much on this huge lake – canoe, sail and kayak – whatever gets your goat. You can hire a sturdy kayak from one of the local boat clubs and take off on the 11-km-long body of water. If you’re not into kayaking, rent a bike and bike around the huge lake.

Go Bushwalking

What’s great about the Namadgi National Park are the wildlife, nature, birdlife, colonial relics and aboriginal history. Try your hand bushwalking on the many trails here, for all skill levels. You can camp overnight as well. Don’t miss the walk to the historic homestead from the Orroral campground.

Go Snowboarding

Drive your 4WD up Mt.Selwyn during the winter to partake of the winter sports. You can start snow fights, toboggan down the slopes, and do some skiing and snowboarding as well. Be sure to apply chains to your 4WD and obtain a vehicle permit before you head out.

Go Caving!

Just an hour out of Canberra is the enchanting and exciting Wee Jasper Caves. They are located between the Brindabella Ranges’ foothills and a lovely river. These caves are perfect for a remarkable underground caving adventure. Carey’s Cave is famous for its glittering stalagmites and stalactites, which create what looks like a crystal palace. The rocks here are perfect for some abseiling as well, and some fossil digging and touring.

Sail, Fish Or Paddle

On the Googong Foreshores, you can paddle your canoe, fish for native fish or trout, and sail your yacht to your heart’s content. The Googong Foreshores offer some wonderful fire trails you can ride a mountain bike on. Explore this region fully and enjoy the natural spectacles and the wildlife.

With so many exciting possibilities, what are you waiting for? Don’t wait, don’t procrastinate. Head to the Land Down Under! Book a Cheap Canberra Flight today.

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