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3 Hut Circuit (Hospital Creek, Frank and Jacks & ACT Forests huts)
5.6 km circuit
2 h 45 min to 4 h 30 min
3 Hut Circuit (Hospital Creek, Frank and Jacks & ACT Forests huts)
5.6 km
Circuit

Walk
2 h 45 min to 4 h 30 min

Starting from Yankee Hat Walking Track off Old Boboyan Road, Rendezvous Creek, this circuit walk takes you through the hills and valleys of Namadgi National Park, visiting 3 huts along the way: ACT Forests, Hospital Creek, and ‘Frank and Jacks’. The kangaroos and wallabies welcome you prior to entering the pine woodland of NNP. After merely meters into the woodland, the ACT Forests Hut is right there for you to explore. Built in 1966, the metal structure is equipped with a rainwater tank. The next hut you’ll visit is the Hospital Creek Hut(3.48km return side trip), which can be considered the highlight of the walk. Located near the aptly named creek, the hut sits amidst prolific gum trees which are full of birds. Also built in 1966, it’s made of sawn timber and bush poles, covered with iron. Plus, it still contains an original kerosene fridge inside. Frank and Jacks Hut is the last hut on the journey(1.42km return side trip), also known as Franks Hut, or Franks in the Pines. Built in 1954 by Cecil Hopkins of Queanbeyan for Frank and Jack Oldfield, the hut has 3 rooms with timber floors and a brick fireplace. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Views

Environment
Natural
Rural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Points of Interest
ACT Forests Hut
Frank and Jacks Hut
Hospital Creek Hut

Places & Areas
Australia
Australian Capital Territory
District of Rendezvous Creek
District of Booth
Great Dividing Range
Australia/Sydney Time Zone
Namadgi National Park


Ashbrook Fire Trail
12.7 km return
3 h 30 min to 5 h
Ashbrook Fire Trail
12.7 km
Return

Walk
3 h 30 min to 5 h

Starting from the Flints car park off Tidbinbilla Reserve Road, Paddys River, this walk crosses Tidbinbilla River, Ashbrook Creek and Mountain Creek via the Ashbrook Fire Trail, then heads back to the start. Explore the mixed Eucalypt woodland as you enjoy a little bit of Aboriginal history. You’ll visit 2 scar(red) trees near the track, which have their bark removed in the shape of a shield. The Aboriginal people used these barks to make canoes, traps and shelters as well. Fellow (kanga)roos can be spotted throughout the journey, with a chance to see some interesting birdlife near the ponds and creeks. Enjoy this stroll in nature as the singular wide fire trail lets you focus on your surroundings. Although, take care on the crossings as the water level can reach ankle-height in colder months. Thus, waterproof shoes may come in handy. Keep in mind that the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve requires a pass, which can be acquired daily or annual. This journey can be made into a one-way trip if you arrange transport. You can also reverse the direction if you’d like to. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Views

Environment
Natural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Points of Interest
Hanging Rock Parking

Places & Areas
Australia
Australian Capital Territory
District of Paddys River
Great Dividing Range
Australia/Sydney Time Zone
Hanging Rock Parking


Bendora Arboretum Track
3.5 km return
1 h 15 min to 1 h 45 min
Bendora Arboretum Track
3.5 km
Return

Walk
1 h 15 min to 1 h 45 min

Mtb

Run
40 min to 1 h

Starting from Mount Franklin Road, Brindabella, this walk takes you to the Bendora Arboretum and back via Chalet Road(a management road), visiting the historic Bendora Hut as well. Notice the change of smell as you walk through different tree sections in the arboretum as you enjoy the natural views and ambiance. 52 different tree species were planted in groups of 81 when the arboretum was first established in 1940. You can get into the details whilst exploring the arboretum as there are plenty of informative signposts at each section. Don’t miss out on the views over the valley while you’re focused on reading the said signposts. The historic Brenda Hut is there to welcome you to the arboretum, with some benches and a fireplace inside. Some people say that it was built in the early 1940s to serve as a shelter for the Forestry and Timber Bureau workers at the time. Others claim it was built in 1930 by Ted Kennedy for laborers building the road. The arboretum provides an entirely different experience in each season, from deciduous trees shedding their leaves to a silent white blanket over the land. Try to photograph each season to make them into a collage that you can proudly represent on your wall. Keep in mind there is no signal reception in the area, so make sure you inform others prior to the journey. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Views

Environment
Natural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Points of Interest
Bendora Hut

Places & Areas
Australia
Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Snowy Valleys Council
District of Cotter River
Brindabella
Great Dividing Range
Australia/Sydney Time Zone
Namadgi National Park
Bendora Arboretum
Bimberi Nature Reserve
Southern Slopes


Black Mountain from National Botanic Gardens
6.2 km circuit
2 h to 3 h 15 min
Black Mountain Peninsula Circuit
6 km circuit
1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min
Canberra Centenary Trail: Section 6(Stromlo Forest Park to Greenway)
25.1 km oneway
7 h to 11 h 30 min
Canberra Centenary Trail: Section 6(Stromlo Forest Park to Greenway)
25.1 km
Oneway

Walk
7 h to 11 h 30 min

Run
3 h to 5 h 30 min

Starting from the entrance of Stromlo Forest Park, this walk takes you to the suburb of Greenway via the Canberra Centenary Trail. This is the 6th section of the whole 145 kilometre trail. You’ll have many opportunities to view the amazing landscape, swim, have a picnic, and do much more on this adventurous trip through the natural and urban parts of southeastern Canberra. From rewarding peaks such as Cooleman Hill and Mount Arawang to the gorgeous beaches along Murrumbidgee River, this well-known route is quite diverse in terms of highlights. Don’t forget to look for Peregrine falcons from the Red Rocks Gorge Lookout, although they can be hard to see due to their incredible speed. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Cafe
Swim
Views

Environment
Natural
Urban

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

From end
Car

Points of Interest
Brew Bar
Cooleman Hill
Faithfull Circuit Neighbourhood Playground
Giannis Cafe
Indian Grill
McQuoids Hill
Mount Arawang
Red Rocks Gorge
The Handle Bar

Places & Areas
Australia
Australian Capital Territory
District of Tuggeranong
District of Stromlo
District of Weston Creek
Kambah
Greenway
Duffy
Chapman
Great Dividing Range
Australia/Sydney Time Zone
Bullen Range Nature Reserve
Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve
Stromlo Forest
Kambah Pool Recreation Area
Tuggeranong Office Park
Urambi Hills Nature Reserve
Home World
Bushfire Memorial carpark
Tuggeranong Stone Wall Paddock
ACT Bushfire Memorial
McQuoids Hill Nature Reserve
McQuoids Hill Special Purpose Reserve


Casuarina Sands Reserve to Kambah Pool
13.5 km oneway
4 h 30 min to 6 h 30 min
Casuarina Sands Reserve to Kambah Pool
13.5 km
Oneway

Walk
4 h 30 min to 6 h 30 min

Starting from the western end of Casuarina Sands Reserve Carpark, Stromlo, this walk takes you to Kambah Pool Recreation Area via the Murrumbidgee Discovery Track, following the river down south. This walk is filled with wildlife as the riverbed and the surrounding area is quite green considering the dried up areas around it. Expect to see kangaroos and wallabies along with some wombats. Feel free to stop and take in the scenery and have a peaceful little riverside picnic if you feel like it. As you pass through river oak and red string bark woodlands, don’t forget to keep an eye out for Spider flowers. The track may become indistinguishable around some parts due to overgrowth, but the signage is very good and supported with distance markers. Although this can be impractical and boggling, it may make the journey feel more natural and unexplored. Just make sure you cover your legs to not get scratched. Keep in mind that this walk can be done in reverse and is a part of the 28 km Murrumbidgee Discovery Track. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Swim
Views

Environment
Natural
Rural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

From end
Car

Places & Areas
Australia
Australian Capital Territory
District of Stromlo
District of Tuggeranong
Great Dividing Range
Australia/Sydney Time Zone
Bullen Range Nature Reserve
Cotter Reserve
Kambah Pool Recreation Area
Casuarina Sands


Church Rock Heritage
1.8 km circuit
1 h 15 min to 1 h 45 min
Church Rock Heritage
1.8 km
Circuit

Walk
1 h 15 min to 1 h 45 min

Starting from the Flints car park off Tidbinbilla Reserve Road, Paddys River, this walk takes you on a historic circuit in the mixed eucalypt woodland of Tidbinbilla. Mainly focusing on the early life of Tidbinbilla, the journey lets you observe how life was back in the day. Near the toilets, you’ll come across some pine stumps. These were once big sturdy trees, planted by the early settlers to effectively break the wind. Next up is the Flints Homestead, where Sid and Annie Flint used to live. The Sheedy family also lived nearby, at their own homesite(1885-1890). At the time, Julia Sheedy was the only official woman landowner in the Valley. Besides the historic homesteads, there is a spire-like rock named Church Rock. It is believed to have had religious importance for the early Tidbinbilla community. Masses were held and priests would bring Catholic school children here to instruct them on religious matters. A pioneer of early Tidbinbilla, Mary Ann Green(1865-1911) would also bring her children for Sunday School tuition. You’ll probably run across some kangaroos and wallabies as you enjoy this stroll in nature. Keep in mind that the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve requires a pass, which can be acquired daily or annual. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Ruins
Views

Environment
Natural
Rural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Places & Areas
Australia
Australian Capital Territory
District of Paddys River
Great Dividing Range
Australia/Sydney Time Zone


Cooleman Hill and Mount Arawang Circuit
6.7 km circuit
2 h to 3 h 15 min
Cooleman Hill and Mount Arawang Circuit
6.7 km
Circuit

Walk
2 h to 3 h 15 min

Starting from Monkman Street, Chapman, this circuit walk takes you into the grasslands of Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve, visiting Cooleman Hill and Mount Arawang along the way. Start the hike with a climb up the hill to get your heart pumping. As you’re enjoying the panoramic views over the reserve, look out for birds such as the Diamond Firetrail and the Flame Robin. Get on the hammock atop of the hill for an extra comfortable birdwatching session. Other animals residing in the area include the Eastern bearded dragon and the endangered Pink-tailed worm-lizard. When you make it to the summit of Mount Arawang, expect a 360 degree clear view of everything around you, with a good balance of urban and natural scenery. Specifically, the aesthetic view of the distant mountains covered with dense forests is well worth the effort. Keep in mind that horse riding is allowed on marked equestrian trails. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Pets
Views

Environment
Natural
Urban

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Points of Interest
Cooleman Hill
Mount Arawang

Places & Areas
Australia
Australian Capital Territory
District of Tuggeranong
District of Stromlo
District of Weston Creek
Chapman
Great Dividing Range
Australia/Sydney Time Zone
Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve


Eastern Stromlo Forest Circuit
14.5 km circuit
4 h 30 min to 7 h
Eastern Stromlo Forest Circuit
14.5 km
Circuit

Walk
4 h 30 min to 7 h

Starting from Stromlo Forest Park Carpark, Stromlo, this circuit walk explores the eastern woodlands of Stromlo Forest via various tracks, visiting Mount Stromlo and Willo Link Totem along the way. Stromlo Forest is home to a world-class multi-use facility, with the convenience of being just 15 minutes away(with a car) from the city centre. A haven for mountain bikers, Stromlo Forest Park has countless high quality MTB tracks, along with cross-country running tracks and walking tracks. The summit of Mount Stromlo will welcome you with panoramic views over western Canberra and Brindabella Range. Especially stunning at dusk and dawn, this spot can also be a great opportunity to watch for some cute little magpies. As you’re making your way back to the start, you’ll pass by the Willo Link Totem. This totem was erected in honor of James ‘Willo’ Williamson, a world champion mountain biker who was loved and respected by many. May he rest in peace. Keep in mind that the facility closes at 9PM in Daylight Savings Time, and 6PM otherwise. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Cafe
Pets
Ruins
Views

Environment
Natural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Points of Interest
Cafe
Handle Bar
Mount Stromlo
Mount Stromlo Lookout
Start/Finish
Sundial
The Playground
Walking on the moon (2007)

Places & Areas
Australia
Australian Capital Territory
District of Stromlo
Great Dividing Range
Australia/Sydney Time Zone
Stromlo Forest
Mount Stromlo Observatory


Grassy Creek Fire Trail
13.9 km oneway
3 h 30 min to 6 h
Grassy Creek Fire Trail
13.9 km
Oneway

Walk
3 h 30 min to 6 h

Starting just metres away from the ACT-NSW border on Boboyan Road, Mount Clear, this walk takes you through the scenic rural areas and eucalypt woodlands of Namadgi National Park via the creekside Grassy Creek Fire Trail, visiting multiple historic huts along the way as you follow Grassy Creek. Ending at Old Boboyan Road near Naas Creek, this walk can also be done in reverse. Famous for its gorgeous bargeboards and stone chimneys, Westermans Homestead is going to be your first historic stop. Enjoy the rural areas of the walk as you’re following Grassy Creek, then take the side trip to Waterholes Hut if you want to see some old sheep yards and horse stalls. After skirting the border and entering the eucalypt forest area, you’ll come across the Lone Pine Homestead. Supposedly built around 1890 by Dan Crawford, it was home to him and his family of seven. Some say the pine tree might have been planted at the same time the hut was built. Your last historic stop is the Luton’s Crutching Shed, if you’re willing to take the side trip out to it. Built around 1964, it was used to remove excess wool from the rear of the sheep. If you’re here in winter, please check the forecast to be safe against storms and drastic temperature drops. Also, expect to get wet feet in some areas around the walk, so an extra pair of socks or waterproof boots may come in handy. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Ruins
Views

Environment
Natural
Rural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

From end
Car

Points of Interest
Lutons Crutching Shed
Waterhole Hut
Westermans Homestead

Places & Areas
Australia
Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Snowy Monaro Regional Council
District of Mount Clear
Shannons Flat
Great Dividing Range
Australia/Sydney Time Zone
Namadgi National Park




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