Bradleys Creek Walk
  • Length: 14.2km

  • Duration: 5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Downstream Picnic Area

  • End: Downstream Picnic Area

  • Closest Town: Gordon

  • Location: Googong Foreshores

  • Distance from state capital: 44km

  • State: ACT

Summary

Starting at the Downstream Picnic Area the track initially follows a route marked by directional posts. The walk then follows management trails, skirting the northern shore to the dam before climbing steeply up the Queanbeyan escarpment to Gormans Trig. From here it is a relatively easy walk to Bradleys Creek which is typical of the steep sided creeks bisecting the escarpment. The short detour to Googong Lookout on the way provides panoramas of the northern part of the reserve and dam.

Getting there

Starting at the Downstream Picnic Area the track initially follows a route marked by directional posts. The walk then follows management trails, skirting the northern shore to the dam before climbing steeply up the Queanbeyan escarpment to Gormans Trig. From here it is a relatively easy walk to Bradleys Creek which is typical of the steep sided creeks bisecting the escarpment. The short detour to Googong Lookout on the way provides panoramas of the northern part of the reserve and dam.

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.

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.