Queanbeyan Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information

Queanbeyan

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.

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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,
Googong
Queanbeyan, NSW, 2620

Located 0.1K 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offering a range of restored machines from the 1870s through to 1960s when letterpress printing in Queanbeyan was superseded by electronics and computerised typesetting.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

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

The Queanbeyan Ceilidh


The Queanbeyan Ceilidh is an annual free community event for people of all ages. A Ceilidh is a Scottish Celtic gathering that brings together members of the community, to experience Scottish/ Celtic music, singing, dancing, poetry, pipe bands and highland dancing. The Ceilidh is proudly supported by The Queanbeyan Council.






Bicentennial Centre,
253 Crawford Street
Queanbeyan, NSW, 2620

Located 0.2K 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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