Pine Island Reserve is located on Pine Island Road in Greenway, just minutes from Tuggeranong. Such easy access to the banks of the Murrumbidgee is a real advantage for Canberrans, and as a result Pine Island is a popular place for birthday parties or other celebrations. There is a playground for the kids, free electric barbecues and picnic tables. Stretch out on the grass, head for a dip in the river or go canoeing or fishing.
You can take your mountain bikes and ride south to Point Hut or take the longer and more scenic option north to Kambah Pool. There are also some shorter loops through and around the reserve.
Pine Island is also one of the access points for the 27 kilometre Murrumbidgee Discovery Track.
Please note: Pine Island gates are closed between 9 pm and 8 am during daylight savings, and between 6 pm and 8 am during the rest of the year.
No bins are provided - please take your rubbish home with you.
No dogs allowed.
Located close by:
Map showing the location of Pine Island Reserve (south and north) and Point Hut Crossing. Also shows the Murrumbidgee Discovery Track and River Loop Walking Track, as well as the location of toilets, picnic tables, barbecues and off leash/on leash dog areas.
Note: If you have difficulty accessing the information in this map please contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81.
Facilities and activities
- Wheelchair access
- Electric barbecues
- Drinking water
- Picnic tables
- Canoe entry point
- Walking trails
Kambah Pool to Pine Island
Distance: 7 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.
Murrumbidgee Discovery Track
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.
Located off Pine Island Road, 25 minutes south of Canberra city centre.
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.