Angle Crossing is the southernmost point of the Murrumbidgee River within the ACT. It is accessed by Angle Crossing Road which takes you down into a picturesque valley to the crossing of the Murrumbidgee River. There is usually water over this concrete crossing and it regularly gets closed due to high water levels, so it is a good idea to check road closures with Access Canberra (phone 13 22 81).
There are toilets provided, and access to a short river side walk. You can also easily access good swimming spots. In autumn, you may be lucky enough to see the migration of thousands of Yellow-faced Honeyeaters (Lichenostomus chrysops) and White-naped Honeyeaters (Melithreptus lunatus) travelling from the mountains to the warmer coastal areas.
No bins are provided - please take your rubbish home with you.
No dogs allowed.
Map showing the location of Angle Crossing along Angle Crossing Road. Also shows the walking trail, parking lots and toilets.
Note: If you have difficulty accessing the information in this map please contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81.
Facilities and activities
- Walking trail
- Canoe entry point
Angle Crossing River Track
Distance: 800m loop
Time suggested: 30 minutes
This pleasant walk starts at the Angle Crossing car park and goes down the hill to the river before looping back to the start. There are nice views of the river, Gigerline Nature Reserve and Angle Crossing itself.
Angle Crossing is accessed by Smiths Road and then Angle Crossing Road from the village of Tharwa. Alternatively you can access it by turning down Angle Crossing Road from the back of Williamsdale on the Monaro Highway.
Please remember the following
- There are no bins provided, please take your rubbish home and recycle.
- Bring your firewood with you. Collection of standing or fallen timber from all public lands, including roadsides, is illegal and environmentally damaging, as it removes important habitat.
- Be aware that phone reception is not reliable throughout the Murrumbidgee River Corridor. Do not depend on your phone for safety or directions
- Please check the water quality conditions before you go swimming
More information and feedback
For more information or to provide feedback, contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81 or complete an online feedback form.