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 #1 of 18 things to do in Fyshwick on TripAdvisor

“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...

Review by

Robinson M

“interesting and enjoyable”

Reviewed on 08/11/2020

Just walking around the place was lovely with so many different views - wide panoramic nature oasis, miiddle distance beauty of water and reeds and birds, close detailed view via binoculars or eyes...

Review by


“Pleasurable easy walk”

Reviewed on 18/08/2020

Could do with some more trees however it is a pleasure to walk the very easy and almost flat walking tracks around the area. Bikes are not allowed but wheel chairs and prams no problem to get around...

Review by

Sherallee H