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De Kerrilleau picnic area

Bungonia National Park

Overview

Bungonia National Park, in easy reach of Canberra, is an outdoor adventure playground offering caving, canyoning, rock climbing, abseiling, hiking and impressive views.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Bungonia National Park
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • When entering the park, register your intention at the park office visitor register
  • Make sure you have a day use ticket clearly displayed in your vehicle
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, please be well-prepared for your visit.

De Kerrilleau picnic area, in an open woodland setting, is also the trackhead and carpark for Grill Cave, which is popular with family groups, school groups and novice cavers. For those who prefer to stay aboveground, the Green track is also accessible from De Kerrilleau.

Enjoy the picnic area’s excellent facilities, which include a shelter, gas barbecue, picnic tables and toilet block. Cook up a hearty barbecue breakfast before setting out for the day or, alternatively, return to a lentil burger for lunch or a sizzling steak for dinner as a reward for all your efforts.

Of course, you can simply spend the day at De Kerrilleau sitting under a tree finishing off a good book, daydreaming to your heart’s content, or socialising with friends and family. Look out for wallabies, lyrebirds and perhaps even a koala while you’re there. Keep your binoculars handy for bird watching, and have the camera ready for when the triumphant cavers return. After lunch, visit Adams lookout or The Lookdown lookout to take in the spectacular views.

Take a virtual tour of De Kerrilleau picnic area captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Park info

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Bungonia Gorge, Bungonia National Park. Photo: Sara Fife/Capital Country Tourism