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Outdoor activities

The nature reserves and parks offer brilliant facilities for bushwalking, fishing and rock climbing, the trails provided allow visitors to observe native animals and plants.

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).