Lanyon to Apollo Road: green and lush

Leave Canberra and follow the Tharwa Drive south to the Tharwa Bridge. Mount Rob Roy is to the east and Mount Tennent directly ahead. Continue to the Namadgi National Park and Visitors Centre. The Namadgi National Park is currently closed but it is a pretty trip to Apollo Road. There is no bushfire damage and, after the rains, it is green and lush.

Lanyon Homestead is now open again after the COVID-19 closure.

Update 24 April 2021 Namadgi National Park

Namadgi National Park has been closed for over a year and now some sections have opened again. The gravel section of Boboyan Road is in poor condition and a 4WD is recommended. Orroral Valley Road is closed leaving just Apollo Road open.

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Tharwa: a small country town in ACT

Tharwa is a great idea for a day out and there is a lot to see in a small area. You could consider riding there south through Canberra, or if you are keen then try the loop ride from Stromlo Forest Park south through the suburbs to Tharwa, where you cross the Murrumbidgee River and return to Stromlo Forest Park on the other side of the river via Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Cotter.

The Namadgi National Park, including the visitors centre, and Lanyon Homestead are currently closed (as of 6/6/2020). Please check before departure.

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