Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve

A valuable wetland habitat and the gateway to Lake Burley Griffin

Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve is one of the ACT's most significant wetland habitats. The reserve is an important sanctuary for local birds as well as bird species migrating from the northern hemisphere and from inland Australia.

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service, together with the Woodlands and Wetlands Trust, manage this 174-hectare protected area, located on the Molonglo River floodplain only 4 km from Canberra's city centre.

Take a stroll to discover the ecology of this precious place and its unique array of wetland and woodland habitats. Discover the delights of watching wildlife from several different bird hides.

Visit the Jerrabomberra Wetlands website to find:

  • an app for a self-guided tour, which includes points of interest along 3 different walks at the wetlands
  • regular nature-focused tours and events on topics such as birdwatching, waterbug detectives, and nature drawing
  • details of the Young Rangers Club, which meets monthly

Dogs are permitted on-leash on the sealed, shared trail between Eyre Street and Dairy Road only. Dogs are strictly prohibited from all other parts of the reserve.

Bicycles are permitted on the sealed, shared trail between Eyre Street and Dairy Road only.

Horses are not allowed.