Canberra: Jerrabomberra Wetlands

Jerrabomberra Wetlands are one of the most important wetlands in the ACT. The wetlands have both national and international importance, mostly because of the migrating birds from the northern hemisphere and inland Australia that roost here for part of the year. The amazing thing about the wetlands is they are only 4km (2.5 miles) from the city centre.

There are a number of bird hides throughout the wetlands. With over 200 bird species visiting the wetlands, the most significant migrating bird is the Latham’s Snipe which makes its annual trek from Japan (it breeds in Japan, not Australia). There are easy to walk paths to follow through the wetlands.