Queanbeyan River Walk
  • Length: 18km

  • Duration: 6hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Googong Foreshores Car Park

  • End:

  • Closest Town: Queanbeyan

  • Location: Googong Foreshores

  • Distance from state capital: 36km

  • State: ACT

  • Latitude: -35.4203452

  • Longitude: 149.2623611

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

No Defined Trail

Manual Wheelchair

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Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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Queanbeyan River Walk is a 18km, grade 3 Return hike located in Googong Foreshores ACT. The hike should take approximately 6hrs to complete.

Summary

This walk starts at the London Bridge car park, crosses the London Bridge Arch then branches onto management trails finishing at Flynns Crossing. It passes through dry sclerophyll forest and roughly follows the Queanbeyan River, with three access points to the river—Washpen Crossing, Gelignite Crossing and Flynns Crossing. Return via the same route. No swimming permitted

Getting there

This walk starts at the London Bridge car park, crosses the London Bridge Arch then branches onto management trails finishing at Flynns Crossing. It passes through dry sclerophyll forest and roughly follows the Queanbeyan River, with three access points to the river—Washpen Crossing, Gelignite Crossing and Flynns Crossing. Return via the same route. No swimming permitted

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.