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  •   Canberra - Natural Attractions

•   Canberra Nature Park
More than 50% of the city of Canberra is national park and nature reserve, much of it in the 27 areas of Canberra Nature Park. These areas offer a rest from the bustling city and are a great place for a picnic or a walk.

•   Namadgi National Park
Namadgi National Park is Australia's most northerly Alpine habitat. There are scenic drives, bushwalks and picnic facilities. In addition, trout fishing is permitted. Check the website for ranger-led activities in ACT's national parks.

•   Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve features native bushland, which provides a habitat for many native animals. There are walks and picnic spots.

•   Stromlo Forest
Stromlo Forest lies to the west of the city. This area was badly damaged in the 2003 bush fires, but rebuilding and replanting is well underway. Walking, cycling and running tracks will be incorporated into the new design, as well as picnic facilities.

•   Pierces Creek Forest
At Pierces Creek Forest, there are scenic drives, walks, lookouts and picnic areas. Camping is also permitted.

•   Kowen Forest
Kowen Forest provides picnic and barbeque facilities, fishing, walking and heritage sites.

•   Uriarra Forest
Uriarra Forest provides walking tracks, picnic and barbeque facilities and camping.

•   Murrumbidgee Corridor Nature Reserve
Murrumbidgee Corridor Nature Reserve follows the course of the Murrumbidgee River through the ACT. There are mown areas with picnic facilities and playgrounds. There are riverside walks ranging from short strolls to all-day treks, and the area is perfect for water-based activities such as swimming, fishing and canoeing.

•   Jerrabomberra Wetlands
Jerrabomberra Wetlands is an important wildfowl sanctuary in the heart of the city. There are walks and bird hides from which you can view migratory and native waterbirds on the lake. You may also see other native species, such as platypus and water rats.

•   Googong Foreshores Nature Reserve
Googong Foreshores Nature Reserve is 10 kilometres south of Queanbeyan, and is a water catchment, wildlife refuge and public recreation area. Sailing, canoes and fishing are permitted on the lake, while on land there is wildlife to observe and walks and picnic facilities.

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