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The 27 kilometre Murrumbidgee Discovery Track makes it possible to walk the length of the river between Point Hut Crossing in the south, pass through Pine Island and Kambah Pool and finish up at Casuarina Sands to the north.
Whether you explore just a small section of the track or walk its entire length, you’ll discover many animals plus large areas of natural riverine and gorge vegetation, including several rare plant species.
Magnificent rock formations, gorges and cascading waters welcome everyone from casual swimmers to hardened trekkers.
No bins are provided - please take your rubbish home with you.
Map showing location of Murrumbidgee Discovery Track.
Note: If you have difficulty accessing the information in this map please contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81.
Facilities and activities
- Walking trails
- Mountain bikes (except the Casuarina Sands to Kambah Pool section)
Casuarina Sands to Kambah Pool
Distance: 14km one-way
Time suggested: 8 hours
Difficulty: very hard
This section of the track begins at the western end of the Casuarina Sands car park where it hugs the river and passes river oaks, red stringy barks and scribbly gums on the drier slopes. Sometimes moving away from the river across open grazing country, the track climbs high above the river as it nears Kambah Pool. There are great views of the river and surrounding countryside all the way. The distance and relative difficulty makes this walk suitable only as a one-way excursion, so plan transport at both ends.
Kambah Pool to Pine Island
Distance: 8.5 km one-way
Time suggested: 3 hours
Difficulty: moderate, suitable for mountain bikes
You can walk or take your mountain bike south to Pine Island along the Murrumbidgee Discovery Track. This 7km (one way) track passes through native forest and farmland and takes you above Red Rocks Gorge, one of the most spectacular gorges along the whole Murrumbidgee River. A lookout provides great views of the gorge. Further on, after crossing Tuggeranong Creek, the track passes an historic dry stone wall, built in the 1860s to mark the boundary between two early rural properties.
Pine Island to Point Hut Crossing
Distance: 4km one-way
Time suggested: 1 hour
This walks starts at the southern car park at Pine Island and passes through the Pine Island Reserve before reaching open grasslands, providing great river views. This section of track is suitable for mountain bikes. Park Carers of the Southern Murrumbidgee carry out revegetation, weed management, erosion control and walking track maintenance along this stretch of river. For more information, or to get involved, ring Canberra Connect: 13 22 81.
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.