The nature reserves and parks offer brilliant facilities for bushwalking,
fishing and rock climbing,
the trails provided allow visitors to observe native animals and
Several companies organise whitewater rafting
trips (from 1 to 4 days) to the Murrumbidgee, Upper Murray, Goodradigbee
and Cottor rivers.
Skiing and cross country
skiing are possible during the winter time in
the mountainous regions, particularly in the Snowy Mountains in
the neighbouring State of New South Wales, trips from Canberra
can be arranged.
Canberra includes 9 golf courses which are open to visitors. The
Royal Canberra Golf
Club which is situated on the shores of Lake
Burley Griffin, is ranked amongst the top 10 courses in Australia.
Visitors wishing to play must be guests of members or members
of recognised golf clubs with a current handicap and a letter
of introduction and booking is essential.
The Federal Golf Club
includes views to the Brindabella mountain ranges. The 41 year
old Yowani Country Club
has a tree lined course with extensive greens.
The Gold Creek Country
Club is Canberra’s most popular course,
designed by Bruce Devlin, hosts international championships and
is Canberra’s most popular public course.
Gungahlin Lakes course
is in a stunning setting and the Murrumbidgee
Golf Club offers a par 72 championship
course in a country setting.
The Woodhaven Green Golf
Course is a 27 hole public course and has been
established for 20 years.
Special Interest Holidays
There are over 20 cool climate wineries situated within 10 to
40 minutes’ drive of the capital. In Canberra, special balloon
trips are available to visitors wishing to see the city by air,
fantastic displays of balloons can also be seen at the Balloon
Fiesta held during the annual Canberra Balloon Fiesta.
Guided tours to working sheep properties, with demonstrations
of sheep shearing, sheep-mustering and even boomerang throwing,
are also available.
For more details please contact the Canberra Tourism & Events
Corporation (see contacts section).