3 Hut Circuit (Hospital Creek, Frank and Jacks & ACT Forests huts)
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.