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Yanununbeyan State Conservation Area

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Yanununbeyan State Conservation Area, near Queanbeyan and Captains Flat, is a great place for horse riding, cycling, walking, picnicking and birdwatching.

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If you’re after a bit of isolation and a lot of peace and solitude, Yanununbeyan State Conservation Area is just the place to visit. You can be as active or as passive as you wish.

Yanununbeyan is part of the traditional country of the Ngarigo people and was settled by European graziers as early as the 1820s. Today, remnants of Aboriginal heritage and colonial history can be seen as you explore the park’s various routes either by horse riding, cycling or walking.

Birdwatchers will have a field day in Yanununbeyan, where a huge number of different species make their home. Bring your binoculars and look out for wedge-tailed eagles, spotted quail thrush, superb lyrebirds, dusky wood swallows, speckled warblers and diamond firetails as you set out on your birdwatching expedition of the park. You’ll hear approaching gang gang cockatoos and yellow-tailed black cockatoos from miles away.

Highlights in this park

  • Apple Box Picnic Area, Yanununbeyan State Conservation. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government

    Apple Box Flat picnic area

    Apple Box Flat picnic area is a grassy clearing near Queanbeyan River and is a great spot for picnicking and a spot of birdwatching in Yanununbeyan St...


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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