The public land in the catchment includes sections of Coopracambra and Croajingolong National Parks.
These remote areas include eucalypt forests, heathlands, rainforests, granite peaks and coastal headlands. These ecosystems support a diversity of flora and fauna, including 328 fauna and 1000 flora species recorded in the Croajingolong National Park.
Cann River downstream of ‘Double Bridges’ north of Noorinbee.
The fertile Cann River floodplain mainly supports dairying and beef cattle grazing. The small township of Cann River, located at the junction of the Princes and Monaro Highways, is a rest stop for interstate travellers and a starting point for visitors to the Coopracambra and Croajingolong National Parks.
Tamboon Inlet is a haven for camping, fishing and bushwalking. It is recognised as a high-value wetland in the Directory of Important Wetlands. The outlet into Bass Strait is subject to periodic closure due to variations in river flows and climatic patterns.