Starting from the concrete path just off Namatjira Drive(350 metres southeast of intersection with Kapunda Street), Fisher, this walk takes you to the summit of Mount Arawang and back. You’ll be enjoying the panoramic views over Canberra in no time and without much effort too, as the track directly takes you to the top. You can see the Telstra Tower in distance from the trig station on top, which can make a great frame for a picture. An echidna may also make an appearance if you’re lucky. 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.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting started Starting from the concrete path just off Namatjira Drive(350 metres southeast of intersection with Kapunda Street), head towards the metal gate near the signpost, moving directly away from the road. Pass through the gap next to the gate and move parallel to the overhead power line as you follow the dirt fire trail. After about 140 meters, keep right and continue straight as the trail splits into two. As the trail you’re on starts veering right, take the narrow dirt track uphill to your left. Keep moving in the same direction and head towards the steps uphill to continue along Mount Arawang Track.....
Directions & comments
After another 25 m continue straight, to head along Namatjira Drive Access.
After another 15 m head through/around the gate.
After another 135 m continue straight, to head along Namatjira Drive Access.
After another 30 m veer left.
After another 15 m turn sharp right, to head along Cutoff Drain Fire Trail.
After another 10 m turn left.
Continue another 295 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 520 m to get back to the start.
About 10 m past the end is "Mount Arawang".
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Mount Arawang Track
30 min to 40 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)