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swimming holes

By bunyip 15 November 2007 34

Coming up to summer i think its time to share your favourite swimming locations…

personally I have not found that many.

What’s Your opinion?

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eh_steve 3:19 am 18 Nov 07

oh, and yes, ginninderra falls is closed.

eh_steve 3:18 am 18 Nov 07

I’ve got a couple of secret locations.

I will share one place alot of people probably know about though, London Bridge is quite a beautiful place. Anybody else know of it?

I-filed 5:01 pm 17 Nov 07

I’m not sure where exactly, sorry, but I recall being told it was a very big treated pine operation for many years, supplying throughout Australia.

ant 10:52 pm 16 Nov 07

The Bungendore quarry site is quite a bit higher than Bungendore, which is down on the flood plain. Where was the Koppers Logs business located?

I-filed 10:16 pm 16 Nov 07

um danny maybe don’t swim in that place near Bungendore.I’ve been warned that Bungendore underground water is very heavily contaminated with arsenic from the old Koppers Logs business and is the worst in the country.

ant 9:23 pm 16 Nov 07

Shannon’s Flat is nice, good country around there.

The Molonglo is just opposite where I am. There’s a low level crossing at Molonglo River Estate, I think it might link the new back road for HQ JOC? From memory, there’s a nice big wide bit there, but it’s usually full of bullrushes.

Vic Bitterman 7:16 pm 16 Nov 07

V twin venom…. as an avid trout fisherman, I’m up on these laws. Some of our best trout streams are land locked on private property!

A landholder does not own the water. So, you may walk upstream inside the watercourse quite legally. If you happen upon the land, you are breaking the law by being on someone else’s property without permission.

As to the original topic, I own a land holding near Shannon’s Flat, and it has a nice creek with several permanent waterholes…. absolutely magic place to get to… and it’s all mine! (Permission is granted to my mates to go visit though).

V twin venom 2:07 pm 16 Nov 07

Green = weed. This disused pit was a source of road base material for the old Yarrowlumla Council (now Palerang). The water is very deep and very cold. It is also, or at least used to be, crystal clear. The land is now under the control of some enviro-nazi department so access is restricted. The Molonglo upstream of Queanbeyan has some great swimming holes but alas access is via private property. Does anyone know the law regarding accessing a swimming hole (say 1km from a road) by following the river from the road reserve.

QuickRelease 12:39 pm 16 Nov 07

Green = Algae

I’m pretty sure it was just a quarry (rocks, not metal) so I’m thinking the green is just algae. Not as bad for you as copper, but not always healthy.

Skidbladnir 9:55 am 16 Nov 07

Green = copper?
Green = Algae?
Anyone know -what- they mined out there?

I’d be wary of swimming in something that could give my kids a more than healthy dose heavy metals.

Thumper 9:43 am 16 Nov 07

Yeah, those were the days….

back before they invented dinosaurs….

Absent Diane 9:42 am 16 Nov 07

Pine island used to be nice as a kid.. i also remember when it felt like you were driving out in the middle of nowhere to get there.. last time I went it felt like it was directly behind the hippiedrome.

garbles 9:33 am 16 Nov 07

Anyone know if Ginninderra Falls is open? The only info I can find online says it’s closed because drought?

Thumper 8:51 am 16 Nov 07

Ginninderra Falls is also quite nice…

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