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Queanbeyan is a prosperous river city, 3.5 hours from Sydney and approximately 15 minutes from Canberra's major attractions. Nearby are the NSW snowfields, the beautiful South Coast and historical towns Bungendore and Braidwood.

Queanbeyan has a variety of things to see and do, from cultural attractions, lively events and festivals, historical landmarks, cafes and restaurants, modern sporting facilities, a world class performing arts theatre and a talented arts community.

Queanbeyan is celebrated its 175th birthday in 2013; the city has a fascinating history and has long been known as the city that built the Nation's Capital. The community has, since the 1950's, been a very multicultural one. Queanbeyan now has the most diverse multicultural community outside of metropolitan Sydney.

Queanbeyan is not only diverse but is one of the fastest growing cities and regions in NSW, why don't you come for a drive and find out for yourself.


Queanbeyan: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Googong Foreshores

The Googong Foreshore area is ideal for sightseeing, fishing, bushwalking, picnicking, canoeing and sailing.

Swimming is restricted to downstream of the weir wall only near the picnic areas and camping is not permitted.

Googong Foreshores is located 10 kilometres south of Queanbeyan and the London Bridge area is a further 16 kilometres south towards Burra. The dam wall is 62 metres high and the spillway can be viewed from a car park at the northern end. It is the water catchment area for Canberra and Queanbeyan, a recreation area for public use and a wildlife refuge.

London Bridge Arch is an interesting limestone formation, formed when water flowing along Burra Creek leaked through cracks in the limestone. These cracks were enlarged as the limestone was dissolved and worn away, forming caves and eventually the London Bridge Arch.

Googong Dam Road,
Queanbeyan, NSW, 2620

Located 0.1K from Queanbeyan

Queanbeyan Museum

Housed in a beautifully preserved 1876 building, the Queanbeyan Museum houses an interesting collection of memorabilia from the area.

The Museum has themed displays including:
Queanbeyan's Story Begins - the Ngambri people, early exploration and settlers;
From Settlement to Town - the railway, telephones, shopkeepers, plumbers, builders, barbers, schooling and courthouses;
Bushrangers, Villains and Larrikins - local bushranging from the convict and gold rush eras; The Old Blacksmith's Shop - as it was in the 1900s;
That's Entertainment - featuring cameras, radios, fiddles and accordians;
Phonographs and Photographs - spotlight on businessman and entrepreneur Theo Cooper; Queanbeyan Medical Practices - featuring an original Both iron lung;
Historical Mural by acclaimed artist Margaret Hadfield and much, much more.

Free parking behind the Printing Museum next door during opening hours.

Farrer Place
Queanbeyan, NSW, 2620

Located 0.2K from Queanbeyan

Queanbeyan Printing Museum

The Queanbeyan Printing Museum is one of only a handful nationwide and is fully operational, offering a range of restored machines from the 1870s through to 1960s when letterpress printing in Queanbeyan was superseded by electronics and computerised typesetting.

The museum has 12 main sections from hand-set type, through hot-metal production, including a model 14 Lintotype, to a variety of printing presses such as Wharfedale hand-fed press, various platens, proof presses and a Meihle automatic commercial printing press. A complete photographic darkroom is also featured. All machines have been restored to operational mode.

A number of machines came from the "Queanbeyan Age" newspaper. The Age was established in 1860 and is still being produced today. The static displays include tools of trade and memorabilia of a bygone age of the printing profession with photographs and reproductions of The Age front pages on display.

20 Farrer Place
Queanbeyan, NSW, 2620

Located 0.2K from Queanbeyan

Queanbeyan: Events

The Queanbeyan Gift

The Queanbeyan Gift will be once again held in the picturesque Queanbeyan Park and will see some of the country's best athletes and junior stars competing. This year's carnival is shaping up to be the biggest and the best in its 17-year history.

Event Dates
      19th Nov
      20th Nov

Lowe Street,
Queanbeyan Park
Queanbeyan, NSW, 2620

Located 0.0K from Queanbeyan

Queanbeyan Open Studios and Arts Trail

Queanbeyan Open Studios and Arts Trail will be give you the opportunity to catch a glimpse into an artist's world of painters, metal-workers, jewellers and textile artists as they throw open their studios.

You can travel the studio and gallery trail independently, or take a bus tour. This leisurely trip includes lunch and afternoon tea.

Event Dates
      30th Oct

Queanbeyan, NSW, 2620

Located 0.1K from Queanbeyan

Carnivale-Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival

The much anticipated Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival - Carnivale returns for another year, even more vibrant and culturally packed!

Come and see over 20 spectacular performances, including high energy African dancers, traditional Maori show, the very energetic Macedonian Dance Troupe, the majestic Egyptian Folkloric Dancers, the colour and movement of Mexico Lindo, stunning Belly Dancers and much, much more.....!

This year, show how proud you are of this multicultural community by witnessing the public signing between Queanbeyan City Council and the Refugee Council of Australia acknowledging Queanbeyan as a Refugee Welcome Zone. This zone means that Queanbeyan is committed to welcoming refugees into their community.

Arrive for the performances, stay for the food and free family activities, the dancing and all round warm feeling that is this multicultural community! All are welcome.

Lowe Street
Queanbeyan, NSW, 2620

Located 0.2K from Queanbeyan

Big 3 Car Show

The American Car Nationals, 'Big 3 Car Show' and Queanbeyan Swap Meet is on at the Queanbeyan Showgrounds in November.

The 'Big 3 Car Show' is on Saturday and 'The American Car Nationals is on Sunday. The Queanbeyan Swap Meet will be held over both days.

The 'Big 3 Car Show' is open to all makes and models of Ford and General Motors vehicles and Chrysler vehicles; and is run in conjunction with the Queanbeyan Swap Meet. Cars can be placed on the oval early, allowing you time to check out the Queanbeyan Swap Meet, before the Big 3 Car Show.

Event Dates
      19th Nov
      20th Nov

Glebe Avenue,
Queanbeyan Showground
Queanbeyan, NSW, 2620

Located 0.4K from Queanbeyan

Queanbeyan: Travel Tips

Queanbeyan Visitor Information Centre

Queanbeyan welcomes all visitors to the city. The Visitor Information Centre is situated in one of the city's iconic, heritage listed buildings, smack bang in the middle of town.

The friendly staff at the centre pride themselves on delivering up to date information on the city, Canberra and the region. Customer service is their number one priority.

The centre has an array of caravan, camping and accommodation information, free maps and National Park guides, as well as a multitude of interesting information about Queanbeyan, the local region and beyond.

The garden around the centre is an attraction all of its own. The roses are especially of interest, creating a talking point for most visitors to the centre.

1 Farrer Place
Queanbeyan, NSW, 2620

Located 0.1K from Queanbeyan

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