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Explore stunning hiking trails of Uriarra Crossing Recreation Area

Discover the diverse trails of Uriarra Crossing, ACT, offering hikes and walks for all skill levels and interests. Find your perfect adventure today.

Grade 3

Ginninderry to Shepherd’s Lookout (7.5km)

Uriarra Crossing Recreation Area: A Recreation Hub on the Murrumbidgee River

The Uriarra Crossing Recreation Area, situated on both the eastern and western banks of the Murrumbidgee River, provides a range of recreational opportunities for visitors of all interests. Whether you’re seeking a relaxing picnic, a scenic walk, or a more adventurous hike, Uriarra Crossing has something to offer.

The area encompasses three main sections: Uriarra East picnic area, Uriarra West picnic area, and Swamp Creek picnic area. All three offer picnic tables, toilets, and ample space to spread out and enjoy the natural beauty. Birdwatchers will be particularly delighted by the abundant birdlife, with species like the vibrant Rainbow Bee-eater, birds of prey, and waterbirds calling the area home.

Beyond picnicking, Uriarra Crossing offers a network of walking, bushwalking, and hiking trails that cater to various fitness levels. Explore the adjoining Stony Creek Nature Reserve, meander along the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, or venture further afield to discover the Molonglo River and Shepherds Lookout. Remember to keep an eye out for signage regarding dog leash restrictions, as some areas require them to be on leash at all times.

The Uriarra Crossing Recreation Area is located on traditional Ngunnawal Country. Pay your respects to the traditional custodians of this land and learn about their deep connection to this environment.

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