Blue Water Holes

Blue Water Holes is located just over 65 kilometers from our park and offers a variety of amenities, including campgrounds, picnic areas, and bush walks through gorges with a winding creek, swimming holes, and caves. The water at Blue Water Holes is uniquely blue in color, due to the underground caves and limestone rocks from which it flows. There are two hiking trails you can follow–Clarke Gorge to the left or Nichols Gorge to the right. The Clarke Gorge walking track consists of eight creek crossings as you meander your way through the gorge, ending at the waterfall.

The Clarke Gorge Walking Track and Nichols Gorge Walking Track are great options for a day hike near Canberra. The Clarke Gorge Walking Track consists of 8 creek crossings as you make your way through the gorge, ending at the waterfall. The Nichols Gorge Walking Track is much more tame, as it is mostly flat and follows a dry creek bed. There are two caves along this track that you can explore, and the tracks meet up and are about 7 kilometers long. If exploring these caves is something you’re interested in, be sure to bring a flashlight!

Camping at the Blue Water Holes, there is a short walk to the waterholes. The camping area is spacious and there are toilets available. The waterholes are a great place to cool off on a hot day.

There is camping at blue water holes but there are also two other campsites close to the area including Magpie Flat and Cooleman Mountain campground.Cooleman Homestead is another place to see while in the area,You can wander the grounds and go inside to have a look at the beautiful homestead from the 1800s.

The newspapers that are plastered all over the main building make for a good read.

There are many different types of wildlife that you can encounter when hiking or driving in the Australian bush. Some of the more commonly seen animals are snakes, lizards, spiders, kangaroos and wallabies.

Be aware of your surroundings and take precautions when walking in areas where there is potential for snakes to be present. Always carry a first-aid kit and know how to administer snake bite first-aid. If you are driving, keep an eye out for kangaroos, wallabies and even brumbies on the the roads. Slow down and give them a wide berth if you need to drive past.