Jerrabomberra Wetlands is a valuable wetland habitat of national and international importance. This area was an ancient flood plain along the natural watercourse of the Molonglo River before it was dammed to create Lake Burley Griffin. Water birds are abundant in this area. Spot the varieties of ducks; moorhens foraging on the waters edge; coots diving in the water; tiny grebes; elegant swans and cormorants perching in the trees nearby. See the darters holding their wings out to dry. Keep to the well-defined paths and enjoy watching the birds from the hides. These contain information to assist you in identifying the numerous bird species.
Access is from Mundaring Drive, Kingston,
and also from the city-bound lanes of Dairy Road, Fyshwick.
Sit really quietly on one of the strategically-placed seats, or in one of the hides and just listen and watch. Count the different birdcalls and the different birds you see. In the dense reeds you might glimpse the little grassbird, the Australian reed-warbler or the Baillons crake walking delicately on top of the waterweed. This is such a special place to visit, particularly early morning or late afternoon in the warmer months.
The Jerrabomberra Wetlands Management Committee, made up of the Capital Woodlands and the Wetlands Conservation Trust Board, helps the ACT Government manage Jerrabomberra Wetlands and Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary.