National Parks / Natural World

Googong Foreshores Queanbeyan

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Googong Foreshores
Old Cooma Road AKA Royalla Road
Queanbeyan
NSW
2620
Tel: 02 6285 6307

Directions

Googong Foreshores is located 10 kilometres south of Queanbeyan. The London Bridge area is a further 10 kilometres south towards Burra.

Where are we going today?

Love nature? Australia is full of great experiences out in nature, but you don't have to venture too far from the cities to have them!

Googong Foreshores are only 10km south of Queanbeyan, and is a great place for families to get out and enjoy nature! It's managed as a wildlife refuge (so the animals are happy and protected), a water catchment, as well as a public recreation area.

If you have a yacht and want a spot to sail it? Perfect! Have a canoe and want a place to enjoy it? Perfect! 

You can get the family out fishing, and spend a few hours taking in the scenery as you wait for your catch. Kids will love searching for all the local wildlife, or you can ride your mountain bike along the fire trails!

There are also fascinating historic homesteads and natural wonders to check out!

The London Bridge Walking Track will take you past features of Burra Creek and all it's landmarks. This circuit will take you two hours and you will pass the London Bridge wool-shed and shearer's quarters, across the limestone London Bridge arch (which began forming 420 million years ago!) and along Burra Creek to the homestead.

The homestead does have a security fence but you will be able to see it clearly. Many of the out building including the original wool-shed, can be explored. Keep and eye out for the open days which are held regularly to allow the public to check it out in more detail!

Kids - can you spot the local wildlife? Googong Foreshores is teeming with it! Eastern Grey Kangaroos might be resting in the shade of the trees. There are many species of birds too which can be seen there.  If you see a bright green and yellow flash it is likely to be an Eastern Rosella. They have a very distinctive chatter when feeding and a loud screech when alarmed.

Australian Kestrels, one of the few birds which hover, are also seen in this area. They are commonly seen, hovering with rapid wing beats and their tail fanned, looking for prey such as young rabbits and small birds. Pretty!

So get that nature loving family out to Googong Foreshores and see why families love taking advantage of the walking trails and everything that goes with it!

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFree, so far as we know!
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

Northern end: 8am - 6pm (8pm shut in daylight savings). Southern end shuts 5pm (7pm daylight savings

Any Top Tips?

While the area is fun to play in, it's important that kids don't rock climb on the arch or enter the caves as they are extremely fragile and take thousands of years to recover from disturbance. Also, make sure you keep to the tracks and protect this special environment. Googong Foreshores is a wildlife refuge so please leave your pets at home. Take your rubbish home as there are no bins at Googong Foreshores. Use the toilets provided in the car parks. Swimming and camping are not permitted..

More information

The London Bridge Walk has a number of interesting features including a limestone arch and historical sites. These are listed on the Register of the National Estate..

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    My wife and I went to the Bella Vista for our anniversary. The wait staff were exceptional, the food was amazing and the restaurant management went out of their way to make us feel welcome and do what they could to make sure we had an amazing night: Mission complete Bella Vista - thank you.

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    Great food, love the tiramisu! Great value when you use the Entertainment Card.

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    This is an enjoyable place to dine with good food, good service, reasonable prices and a nice outlook.

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    The menu said: "Grilled grain fed sirloin steak with a caramelized onion and potato galette, spinach and a port, thyme and mushroom sauce"

    We received: Gluggy mashed potatoes, a pile of bacon, PORTERHOUSE steak, spinach and a creamy garlic sauce with mushrooms.

    I understand there can be problems with supply of certain products, but if you don't have what we ordered, give us the option of ordering again. Wrong potato, wrong steak, wrong sauce, no onions....and a pile of bacon????Don't just give me food I don't want. I was there for a birthday...Read More

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    Good service, lovely food, great atmosphere.

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by Alsa Druid

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The menu said: "Grilled grain fed sirloin steak with a caramelized onion and potato galette, spinach and a port, thyme and mushroom sauce"

We received: Gluggy mashed potatoes, a pile of bacon, PORTERHOUSE steak, spinach and a creamy garlic sauce with mushrooms.

I understand there can be problems with supply of certain products, but if you don't have what we ordered, give us the option of ordering again. Wrong potato, wrong steak, wrong sauce, no onions....and a pile of bacon????Don't just give me food I don't want. I was there for a birthday dinner and so in the spirit of not spoiling the night I just ate what I could of it without complaining. I have a mild seafood allergy which also flared up half way through trying to eat tough and leathery steak, so the kitchen staff were not being clean or careful. It's enough for me to never go back. Especially since I have had the dish before and was looking forward to it again. Very disappointed Bella Vista.

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