The Wetlands

The Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve, is our wetlands sister-reserve in the ACT. It is 201 hectares created largely by the filling of Lake Burley Griffin on 29 April 1964.  The highly fertile floodplain in the northern part of the Reserve contains significant evidence of past movements of the Molonglo River and these flood channels, scroll bars and paleochannels.

The wetlands provide important habitat for migratory birds such as the Lathams Snipe and in-stream habitat for Platypus and Cod.

The southern part of the Reserve is more hilly and popular with visitors. Kellys Swamp is an important area for bird watching and walking and since the 1980s, bird hides, walking paths, refuge islands and screen plantings have been developed in the area.

Why not get your feet wet and visit our wetland cousins