Welcome to Wee Jasper Reserves
Getting to Wee Jasper is a lot easier than it used to be. Wee Jasper was a stopover in the early days from Kiandra goldfields to Yass and Sydney – a treacherous journey over steep hills on narrow tracks. You can travel on sealed road as far as Billy Grace Reserve in Wee Jasper!
Wee Jasper is about an hour from Yass, Tumut and Canberra, and is easily accessed from the Hume Highway, outer Canberra and the Snowy Mountains Highway (Tourist Drive 7).
From southern A.C.T. the trip via Uriarra Crossing is your best bet (Check with www.tams.act.gov.au to make sure it is open if you are worried). From the northern suburbs come through Yass or there are some back tracks for the adventurous.
If travelling via the Hume Highway, you can get to Wee Jasper from Yass – turn off into Yass town and follow the signs.
The roads from Yass and Canberra are suitable for all vehicles. If you are travelling from Tumut please check road conditions and be mindful that from Tumut roads are about 50% unsealed and can be narrow – they are also frequented by large logging trucks.
All Reserves (except Carey’s) are South of Wee Jasper village, so turn left at the T intersection in the village until you get to the next T intersection (Nottingham/Tumut/Yass Road) – then follow the signs to the various Reserves. To get to Carey’s Reserve take a right turn at the T intersection in the village and follow the road for about 3 kms – the Reserve is on your right.
For the adventurous you can also get to Wee Jasper via Brindabella Road, it is mostly only suitable for 4×4 vehicles or off road motorcyles.
The Manager’s office is located at Billy Grace Reserve (Nottingham Road) and can be contacted to provide further directions if required phone 02 6227 9626.
Pets are allowed at all Reserves, please see Conditions of Use for details. Please clean up after your pets and be mindful of other campers, wildlife, pets and domestic animals on the Reserves. Be warned that 1080 fox bait is often laid on properties adjoining Reserves.
Please do not leave out food scraps or feed native animals. Please take as much of your rubbish away with you as you can as it helps us to keep our costs down. Thanks.
The Manager’s live on site at Billy Grace Reserve.
A tourist map showing features of the Wee Jasper Valley and location of the Reserves is available from the Wee Jasper Community website.
ROAD RULES – please SLOW DOWN when driving through any of the Reserves – not just in the camping areas – AT ALL TIMES. Unnecessary speed WILL NOT be tolerated – no matter how many times you’ve been here or how familiar you are with the area. SNAIL’S PACE is best.
These are SHARED ZONES with walkers, kids, cyclists, dogs, sheep, cars, horses and more and they are public roads – take it easy! In some camping grounds you are not allowed to have your cars alongside your site, so please respect this privilege. It also helps keep the dust down.
ABSOLUTELY NO TRAVELLING IN THE BACK OF UTES/TRAILERS – this will not be tolerated. No unregistered bikes/vehicles are to be driven/ridden within the Reserves. We appreciate your co-operation.