Canberra is commonly referred to as the 'Bush Capital'. Our natural surroundings and nature parks, along with the many city parks and open spaces, make Canberra a very unique city.If you are looking for something to do, the 'Explore' guide has the answers. 

Why not get out into one of our parks and enjoy them? Explore: Canberra parks and recreation guide. (PDF 4MB) (Word 342KB)

Events on public land

Organised events and activities conducted on Territory Land require approval from the relevant regulatory agency.

Camping in the ACT

The ACT provides a great range of camping locations, providing various levels of facilities from urban comfort to remote natural beauty.

Ranger guided walks and activities

Explore ACT parks and reserves with regularly held ranger guided walks and activities.

MS sufferer David Stratton utilising the all terrain wheelchair at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve with the assistance of three sherpas.

All-terrain wheelchair

Find out more about the TrailRider which is available for use in the ACT's parks and nature reserves.

Play spaces

Browse play spaces in Canberra and find out about play space maintenance and upgrades.

Sportsgrounds and facilities

Information including how to book a field and ground closures.

Mountain bike riding

Find out where you can ride in the ACT.


Recreational fishing is encouraged in the ACT and regulated by the Fisheries Act 2000.


Discover some of the places you can take your horse to ride in the ACT

Majura Pines recreation area

Information about the renewal of Majura Pines.

Self-guided walks

Explore Canberra's parks and natural heritage at your own leisure.


Canberra has seven major skateparks suitable for all levels of use, with a further 12 parks offering skate features.

Fitness sites

Find out where you can exercise for free with outdoor fitness equipment.

Canberra Centenary Trail

This 145 kilometre self-guided loop trail for walkers and touring cyclists showcases Canberra.

Swimming and water-based activities

Find out where you can swim outdoors in the ACT.

Buggy with the sunset in the background

Bettong buggy

The electric bettong buggy is now available for tours at Mulligans Flat.

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