Flea Creek Campground, Brindabella National Park. Pic: national parks.nsw.gov.au

Flea Creek is a bumper spot to hole up for a night or two in the bush within cooee of Canberra. The peaceful little campsite is tucked away in a valley surrounding the Goodradigbee River, near the northern fringe of the Australian Alps and within the Brindabella National Park.

Sites are unmarked and unpowered, which is perfect as crowds are rarely an issue in this part of the world. The Brindabellas are famous for the challenging mountainous terrain and network of tricky 4WD tracks. Basing yourself at Flea Creek puts you right in the thick of the best driving action.

The Goodradigbee River is known to hold decent numbers of both brown and rainbow trout, so be sure to pack a light spin rod and a handful of Celta spinners and challenge yourself to catch dinner.


4WDING: The Gentle Annie trail is offers fairly straightforward driving with plenty of steep climbs and descents and some spectacular views from the ridgeline. Bump things up a notch and head to the Webbs Ridge Trail, which offers unreal views of the park.

MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDING is one of the most popular activities with park visitors. For trail info, head to the environment.nsw.gov.au site and click thought to the cycling home page.


LOCATION: The Brindabella National Park is located 30km west of Canberra and is accessed via Cotter Road and Brindabella Road.

CAMPING: Bookings are not available for Flea Creek and camping is free. Sites are flat and grassy and equipped with barbeques and toilets.

FUEL is available in Canberra.

MORE INFO is available at www.environment.nsw.gov.au

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