Kambah Pool to Pine Island
  • Length: 7km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Kambah Pool

  • End: Pine Island

  • Closest Town: Kambah

  • Location: Murrumbidgee Discovery Track

  • Distance from state capital: 20km

  • State: ACT

Summary

You can walk or take your mountain bike south to Pine Island along the Murrumbidgee Discovery Track. This 7km (one way) track passes through native forest and farmland and takes you above Red Rocks Gorge, one of the most spectacular gorges along the whole Murrumbidgee River. A lookout provides great views of the gorge. Further on, after crossing Tuggeranong Creek, the track passes an historic dry stone wall, built in the 1860s to mark the boundary between two early rural properties.

Getting there

You can walk or take your mountain bike south to Pine Island along the Murrumbidgee Discovery Track. This 7km (one way) track passes through native forest and farmland and takes you above Red Rocks Gorge, one of the most spectacular gorges along the whole Murrumbidgee River. A lookout provides great views of the gorge. Further on, after crossing Tuggeranong Creek, the track passes an historic dry stone wall, built in the 1860s to mark the boundary between two early rural properties.

About the region

Murrumbidgee Discovery Track

From Kambah Pool it is possible to explore the river’s diverse habitats with magnificent river views from a variety of vantage points. If you go early in the morning you’ll have every chance of seeing one of the many wombats that call Kambah Pool home. Kambah Pool and surrounds is also a good spot for bird watching. In late autumn you might see hundreds of migrating Yellow-faced Honeyeaters (Lichenostomus chrysops), or closer to Red Rocks Gorge you may be lucky enough to spot a Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrines), the fastest bird in the world. Kambah Pool is also one of the access points for the 27 kilometre Murrumbidgee Discovery Track. You can walk this entire track, and from Kambah Pool south to Point Hut Crossing it is also mountain bike friendly. Please note: Kambah Pool gates are closed from 6pm to 8am over winter, and from 9pm to 8am during daylight savings. No bins are provided – please take your rubbish home with you. No dogs allowed. For dog friendly recreation along the Murrumbidgee River you can go to Uriarra Crossing, Murrays Corner or Point Hut Crossing.


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