Point Hut Crossing
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Point Hut Crossing is a shady picnic area with good access to sandy beaches for sunbaking, swimming or launching a canoe. Picnic tables and toilet facilities are provided.
Dogs are allowed at Point Hut Crossing, see map for the designated on leash and off leash areas.
You can take an easy and scenic 4km walk from Point Hut Crossing to Pine Island South. This is the southernmost section of the Murrumbidgee Discovery Track.
No bins are provided - please take your rubbish home with you.
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
- Picnic tables
- Off leash and on leash dog exercise areas
- Canoe entry point
- Walking trail
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 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.