Jerrabomberra Wetlands

Jerrabomberra Wetlands

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

Jerrabomberra Wetlands (JW) is closer than you think! Located in the heart of Canberra in between Kingston Foreshore and Fyshwick, this 'novel ecosystem' formed when Lake Burley Griffen was created in the 60s. The damming of the Molongolo river created a floodplain of water and eventually led to a wetland environment.

Now birds travel from all around to take refuge here. One example is the Latham's Snipe that flies directly from Japan to arrive at JW. Other wildlife that call this environment home are water rats, turtles, water dragons and platypus.

Make sure you take your binoculars when you go walking at Jerrabomberra Wetlands. There are strategically located paths and bird hides that will help you discover the delights of bird and wildlife watching.

Events are happening all the time at Jerrabomberra Wetlands to give visitors the opportunity to learn, explore and be inspired. For more details of happenings and school programs visit the website.

No pets are allowed in the wetlands.
  • Kids flying kites in front of the wetlands.
    World Wetlands Day at Jerrabomberra Wetlands
  • Pink-eared ducks
    Pink-eared ducks take a break from the water
  • Visitors enjoying a meal overlooking the wetlands at sunset.
    Sunset Supper at the Wetlands
  • Bird hide in the wetlands
    Kelly's Swamp
  • Bird hide views
    Bird watching for all ages
  • A Purple Swamphen wades through the reeds
    There are over 200 species of birds that call Jerrabomberra Wetlands home
  • A darter drying its wings
    Many water birds take refuge at Jerrabomberra Wetlands
  • Volunteers build a nest box
    The Friends Group offers locals opportunities to volunteer and help restore the Wetlands



Accessible at all times




Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.


Jerrabomberra Wetlands

2 Dairy Road, Fyshwick, Australian Capital Territory, Australia



Family Friendly


TripAdvisor traveller rating


Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Fyshwick on TripAdvisor

“Relaxing and quiet, surprising for a place so close to the city”

Reviewed on 11/01/2021

I was in Kingston foreshore and was on my way to Fyshwick so instead of catching an Uber I decided to go for a walk via the wetlands which I'd never done before. I'm surprised it took me all this...

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Reviewed on 05/01/2021

A large natural space with a lake and plenty of animals, between the city and the airport. You have 3 options to walk, very easy walk, flat and short

Review by

Nathalie P

“A Canberra treasure of nature!”

Reviewed on 10/11/2020

We joined a guided walk of the wetlands recently. Lovely knowledge young man who took us around. What a treasure in the heart of Canberra. We saw the Latham Snipes & some beautiful Kingfishers. Go...

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Robinson M