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

If you’re in the midst of slogging through another hard week in the office, how about letting your mind wander to planning a weekend bush getaway?

Flea Creek’s an idyllic little campground nestled in the bucolic Brindabella National Park. There’s a glut of beautiful shady sites to choose from, right by a burbling stream where some quality trout are known to hide out.

The real big sell, though, is the plentitude of offroad tracks and trails to be explored within the Brindabellas.

Whether you prefer gentle scenic cruises or more challenging ascents of the park’s narrower, stickier and sometimes slippery slopes, you’ll find plenty to please amongst these hills.

Don’t have time for a trip away? Wrong! Flea Creek’s barely 60km out of Canberra and can be reached in just an hour’s drive from town. It’s the perfect spots for time poor Canberrans to log a little time off, so you’re all out of excuses!


4WDING: Most of the tracks within the Brindabellas are of medium difficulty, although heavy rain can make things very interesting out here. From Flea Creek head towards Mt Coree for a top drive and killer view from the summit.

FISHING: Both brown and rainbow trout can be caught in Flea Creek as well as in the nearby Goodradigbee River. We never said it’d be easy though! These wary sportfish are best targeted on wet and dry flies, Celta style spinners or tiny diving minnows. Remember you need a valid NSW fishing license to fish anywhere within the park.


LOCATION: 60km west of Canberra, access is via Uriarra Road and Brindabella Road.

CAMPING: The Flea Creek campground is free and bookings are not taken, access is on a first come first served basis. The campground is equipped with barbecues and toilets.

FUEL: Top up when leaving Canberra.

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

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