"Enjoy the Murrumbidgee River Corridor" Top 5 Page for this destination Parks /Gardens / Lakes Tip by tiabunna

Parks /Gardens / Lakes, Canberra: 4 reviews and 3 photos

  Casuarina Sands Reserve
by tiabunna
 
 

What’s the Murrumbidgee River Corridor I hear you say…. Well, the Murrumbidgee travels 1600km from the Snowy Mountains to the Murray River. For about 66km of that distance, it is in the ACT and much of that distance is available for recreation. At most public recreation areas there are toilets, mown grassed areas, picnic facilities with free barbecues, shelters and walking tracks. Depending on what takes your fancy, you also can go swimming, take your dog for a walk, go fishing (no licence required, but some restrictions apply), go canoeing, or even rip off everything and legally go skinnydipping (at Kambah Pool). Just be sure that what you do is permitted where you are doing it!

This photo is at Casuarina Sands, a popular swimming area in the warmer months (the photo was taken in late Autumn). You also can go swimming at many other spots, from Uriarra to Tharwa. The Casuarina Sands reserve is off the side of Cotter Road, after you have passed Mount Stromlo – be careful as you leave the main road, the exit is on a hairpin bend.

General enquiries Canberra Connect 13 22 81
Murrumbidgee River Corridor (02) 6207 2425
Fishing enquiries (02) 6207 2425

Phone: See above
Website: http://www.cmd.act.gov.au

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  • Written May 6, 2006
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  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    Kangaroos are the animals you're likely to encounter in the wild. That said, the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve (see my tip) has now recovered and you'll find all manner of native animals there in natural surroundings.

  • piosku67's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2012 at 7:46 AM

    How about wild animals one can by accident come across? It looks good and tempting to stay for a little longer.

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