Black Wallaby Loop Track
  • Length: 2.6km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Downstream Picnic Area

  • End: Downstream Picnic Area

  • Closest Town: Queanbeyan

  • Location: Googong Foreshores

  • Distance from state capital: 15.5km

  • State: ACT

  • Latitude: -35.4203452

  • Longitude: 149.2623611

Black Wallaby Loop Track is a 2.6km, grade 2 Return hike located in Googong Foreshores ACT. The hike should take approximately 1hrs to complete.

Summary

Start at the Downstream Picnic Area and walk parallel to the Queanbeyan River to the dam wall. This walk provides lovely views of the river gorge known as the Cascades. The track climbs gently through thick patches of tea-tree and wattles, crossing a number of moist gullies before emerging into open grassland above the dam. It is a short walk back along the bitumen track to the car park

Getting there

Start at the Downstream Picnic Area and walk parallel to the Queanbeyan River to the dam wall. This walk provides lovely views of the river gorge known as the Cascades. The track climbs gently through thick patches of tea-tree and wattles, crossing a number of moist gullies before emerging into open grassland above the dam. It is a short walk back along the bitumen track to the car park

About the region

Googong Foreshores

Located 10 kilometres south of Queanbeyan, Googong Foreshores is a great place to observe wildlife and go canoeing, fishing and mountain biking. It also has a fascinating historic homestead and London Bridge Arch. The entire Foreshores area is a Wildlife Refuge.

Whether you like picnicking, birdwatching, bushwalking, mountain bike riding, enjoy sailing and fishing or delving into history – at Googong there’s something for everyone.

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In the north of Googong Foreshores is the Googong Dam with lookouts, walking trails, BBQ and boating facilities. To the south off Burra Road, the historic London Bridge Homestead beckons visitors to explore the history of farming and settlement in the area. A remarkable natural feature in this area is London Bridge Arch which formed over thousands of years.


For more information, a location map and facilities please visit the ACT Government Information Portal.