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Trek the trails of Canberra


For years Canberra has been called the bush capital. And rightfully so! Most Canberrans live within walking distance of a nature park or reserve.

We’re surrounded by beautiful bushland, with mountains, hills and ridges right on our doorstep.

Many of these nature reserves have specially built walking trails. You can even ride bikes on some of them.

Here are a few trails to get the whole family moving and exploring:

  • Clancy’s track Part of Mt Majura Nature Reserve, Clancy’s track is a short loop starting at The Fair in Watson and winding through woodland and open forest.
  • Casuarina trail This track is 3.8km long so will take about two hours. It offers great views from Mt Majura ridge and you’ll see lots of impressive varieties of Australian trees.
  • Pine Island to Point Hut crossing You can walk or ride this track which will take about an hour where you can enjoy seeing the Murrumbidgee River.
  • Cotter Dam Discovery Trail This is a great, easy and wheelchair friendly 1.4km loop trail to get up close to the Cotter Dam enlargement.

Find out more about the 33 separate areas that make up Canberra Nature Park so you can move more and get into life!

Family walking

Image courtesy of VisitCanberra.