Barbecue and Picnic Areas

Acton Park

Territory and Municipal Services Directorate

Known as Acton Park, the protected northern foreshore of West Basin is an important starting point for tourists and residents seeking to enjoy Canberra's chief natural asset, Lake Burley Griffin. Find information about boating and other recreational activities, facilities available, ferries and the history of the area.

Canberra District Parks

Territory and Municipal Services Directorate

Information and online maps of district parks in Canberra.

Canberra's Urban Lakes and Ponds

Territory and Municipal Services Directorate

The lakes and ponds managed by Canberra Urban Parks and Places include Lake Ginninderra and Gungahlin Pollution Control Ponds. Find information about the Plan of Management, overview statement of Canberra's lakes and ponds and water quality and ecological zones for lakes and ponds.

Explore - Canberra Parks and Recreation Guide (PDF, 4Mb)

Environment and Planning Directorate

Explore! is acomprehensive guide to the ACT's recreational parks, reserves and waterways. There are many ideal places for a picnic, a scenic drive or a walk. Discover local wildlife, appreciate our Indigenous and European heritage, swim, play, camp or just simply relax.

Murrumbidgee River Corridor Information and Walking Trails

Territory and Municipal Services Directorate

Information about bushwalks, camping areas and facilities along the Murrumbidgee River Corridor. Locations include Uriarra Crossing, Casuarina Sands, Cotter Reserve, Kambah Pool, Pine Island, Point Hut, Tharwa and Angle Crossing.

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