Country living, city benefits for Queanbeyan

As the nbn™ network starts to roll into Queanbeyan, we shine the spotlight on a town best known for its breathtaking countryside.

Towns and cities all across Australia are beginning to connect to the nbn™ network, so we’re celebrating the historic moments, landmarks and features that put each area on the map.

Picture waking up to frosty fields and listening to the sounds of birds while enjoying a cup of coffee. For locals in Queanbeyan, it’s more than often a morning routine.

The town is perfectly located in country NSW and is a gateway to Canberra.

Grabbing a healthy bit of fresh air is easy in Queanbeyan, as the town has numerous walks through national parks along foreshores and around the city centre.

A walk known to all is the City Heritage Walk that takes locals around the town to see the historic buildings and memorials built in the 1800s. The route is the perfect way to learn about Queanbeyan’s history, not to mention a relaxing activity of an afternoon.

But for more adventurous locals, there’s plently to explore in the surrounding regions. They can climb the hillsides in the Molongo Gorge Walk or dip their toes in the water at the Goongong Foreshores.

The local Bungendore steam train takes locals on a round trip from Queanbeyan to Bungendore, a great excuse to sit back, relax and enjoy the gorgeous scenery.

The city has its rich history on display in various museums and galleries. From the printing museum, to the historical museum, or the art society gallery, you can spend days learning about Queanbeyan right at the source.

The Queanbeyan markets, held on every third Sunday of the month, offer delicious local produce. Comitted to supporting local artists and producers, the markets showcase Queanbeyan’s thriving community through the food, crafts and homemade goods on sale.

However, the real sense of community is evident through the various sporting teams that play in the incredible indoor and outdoor facilities. The sporting roots are modest, but auspicious – Mark Webber, Formula 1 driver; rugby legend David Campese; and Heather Mackay, World Squash champion, all call this city home.

A thriving community that is the definition of country style living, Queanbeyan residents can now start to connect to the nbn™ network and enjoy the benefits of a fast broadband connection without leaving their slice of paradise.

In our next series we travel to The Entrance. Check out our On the Map homepage for more.

Welcome to the nbn™ network, Queanbeyan! To find out if you can connect to the nbn™ network, check your address below.