Future Walks

Future Possible Walks by Area and Grade

Location Description
Grade
Pictures, Maps
Belconnen Options
Lake Ginninderra Walk from car park off Coulter Drive at MacDermott Place, around the lake, across Diddams Close peninsular, stopping at HaHa or Black Pepper for coffee. Meet at the Shed ? Or at the CP at 6.5-7.0Km, around 2 hrs walking
Easy
Map of route
Ginninderra Ck Umbagong Park Walk from Umbagong Park Car Park, off Florey Drive, down the Creek through Umbagong District Park to Macgregor then to the Coffee Club, Kippax for coffee. Then back through Latham at a leisurely pace along paths and the creek. Total of 7.5Km 2 hours. Visit the aboriginal axe grinding site and see strange objects along the route through Macgregor. 7.5Km, around 2.5 hrs walking
Easy
Map of route
Ginninderra Ck to Charnwood Walk from shed along the Creek to Latham side to Umbagong Park Axe Grooves then to Charnwood for coffee at Takeaway or Maccas, Return though Flynn.6Km, 2 Hours
Easy
Map of route
The Pinnacle & Weetangera Cemetery Walk from Dungowan St, Hawker behind and south of Hawker to the Pinnacle (709m) as well as across to the west to visit the historic Weetangera Cemetery. View the site of the old Church and various old graves and headstones for this old historic Methodist graveyard with the oldest gravestone being 1875. 6.1Km, 2 hrs
Easy
Map of route
Jamison Aranda Cook Walk from Jamison across to playing fields, then up through Aranda into the bushland, down to Bindubi St cycle underpass and then back to Jamison via the bike path. Coffee and morning tea at Southern Cross Club Jamison 5.5-6.0 Km, 1.5 hrs
Easy
Map of route
Aranda Bushland & Cork Plantation Walk from Bindubi St by through the Frost Hollow Walk to the Snow Gums area of Aranda Bushland and then on to the Cork Plantation adjacent to the National Aboretum. Coffee at Southern Cross Club Jamison 5.5 Km, 2.5 hrs
Easy
Map of route
Gossan Hill Walk east from Jamison then over bridge across Belconnen Way and around Gossan Hill and back with coffee at SC Club. Easy 5Km fairly flat
Easy
Map of route
Ginninderra Ck Melba Evatt Walk from shed passed Melba-Copland College to St Pauls historic cemetery, through Evatt and back along Ginninderra Ck to shed for coffee.5Km, 2 hours
Easy
Map of route
Dunlop Grasslands NR Walk around outside of Fraser and Dunlop. 6Km, 2 hrs
Easy
Map of route | Wide Perspective Map
West Macgregor Park at end of Ginninderra Drive, Dunlop. Walk along the National Horse Trail to Parkwood and back through West Macgregor to Ginninderra Ck and back past Fassifern Pond to the cars. Also visit the site of the old Macgregor sewerage treatment works. 7.8Km, 2.5hrs
Easy
Map of route
Lake Ginninderra Alternative – Lake Ginninderra plus Uni Canb Walk from car park off Coulter Drive at MacDermott Place, around the lake, stopping at HaHa, Black Pepper or Maccas for coffee, then up past Maccas to UC and around main area checking out some public art and back down to Lake, and across Diddams Close peninsular road. Some interesting views and unsual art pieces. Meet at the Shed ? Or at the CP at MacDermott Place, 9.2Km, around 2 hrs walking
Easy – Medium
Map of route
Lake Ginninderra Alternative – Mellba Fields-Florey-Lake Ginn West -Ginninderra Ck Walk from car park at Melba Playing Fields (Brownlee Pl), down Copland Dve, through Florey, stopping at Black Pepper for coffee, then back along western side of Lake Ginninderrra to dam wall and then down southern then northern side of Ginninderra Ck to Melba. Meet at the Shed ? Or at the CP at ? 8.2Km, around 2.0 hrs walking
Easy – Medium
Map of route
Lake Ginninderra Alternative – Melba Fields-Florey-Lake Ginn East -Ginninderra Ck Walk from car park at Melba Playing Fields (Brownlee Pl), down Copland Dve, through Florey, stopping at Black Pepper or Maccas for coffee, then back along eastern side of Lake Ginninderra to dam wall and then down southern then northern side of Ginninderra Ck to Melba. Meet at the Shed ? Or at the CP at ? 9.5Km, around 3 hrs walking
Easy – Medium
Map of route
Mt Painter Walk from Jamison on bike trail south & west to Mt Painter (742m). Then north & west to the Captain Cook Monument & sundial, west along Skinner St to the old Rosebud Cottage & apiary. Back though the old Cook school hosts various community facilities) to Southern Cross Club for coffee. 6.6km taking 2.0 hrs. Long stay parking is available on the north side of the Jamison Centre
Easy – Medium
Map of route
Ginninderra Ck – Goodwin Hill – Charnwood Park at Tumbalong Pk (off Florey Drive, Latham) then walk down Gininnderra Ck, up and over Goodwin Hill (612m), Macgregor, then across to Charnwood for coffee at Maccas and back to the CP. 7.6Km 2.5 hrs
Easy – Medium
Map of route
Latham Macgregor Charnwood Flynn Meet at the Shed. Then walk through Flynn, down a bit of Ginninderra Ck, into West Latham, then MacGregor and Goodwin Hill, then through a small part of Dunlop then back through Charnwood to Maccas for coffee. Then back to the Shed via Flynn, 8.7Km, 2.5 hrs
Easy – Medium
Mao of route
North Lyneham Woodland Walk from Kaleen Playing fields (Turon Pl or Birie Pl) down Ellenborough and around the woodland just east of the GDE and back through an underpass and along walkway through middle of Kaleen. 6-7Km, 2hrs.
Easy – Medium
Map of route
Lake Ginninderra Alternative – Melba Shed – Florey – Lake Ginninderra -Ginninderra Ck Walk from the Shed into West Florey, past Florey Shops, to Black Pepper, coffee at Maccas or other stops, around East side of the lake, down Ginninderra Dve to McKellar, then down cycle path along Ginninderra Ck to the Shed. 11Km, 3 hrs
Medium
Map of route
Lake Ginninderra Alternative – Melba Shed – Florey – Lake Ginninderra -Ginninderra Ck Walk from the Shed along cycle path, down Copland Dve, into Florey east, along the lake shore to Black Pepper, coffee at Maccas or other stops, around East side of the lake, down Ginninderra Dve to McKellar, across dam wall and along Ginninderra Ck south side, then down cycle path along Ginninderra Ck to the Shed. 10.8Km, 3 hrs
Medium
Map of route
Kama NR ( and Molonglo NR) to Molonglo River Park along Hovell Drive and walk down to Molonglo River and back. 2 hrs, 5.5Km
Medium
Map of route | CNP Map | Access OverviewAccess detailed
Mt Rogers Walk from shed through Flynn and walk ways up to Mt Rogers, around the top and back through Melba. 6Km, 2 Hours
Medium
Map of route
Palmerville – Percival NR Walk from Palmerville historic site Evatt along Ginninderra Ck across Barton Highway, then around and over Percival Hill with magic views of Gungahlin and Belconnen.7km 2.5 hrs
Medium
Map of route | Map of route non topo |  See NTA Brochure Gungahlin (1)
Bruce-O’Connor Ridge Walk from AIS car park (near entrance to AIS Athletic Stadium) under GDE across Bruce Ridge, down a natural bike path and a circuit around O’Connor Ridge and back. 6Km, 2 hrs
Medium
Map of route
Shepherds Lookout to Murrumbidgee Walk from the Stockdill Road car park to Shepherds Lookout which provides grand views of the Murrumbidgee River and its valley. Then walk down the trail to the Molonglo River and its historic old bridge crossing, finishing with a walk down to the junction of the Murrumbidgee and Molonglo Rivers. 5.5Km taking 2.5 Hours
Medium
Map of route
Shepherds Lookout to Molonglo River – Uriarra Loop return Walk from the Stockdill Road car park to Shepherds Lookout which provides grand views of the Murrumbidgee River and its valley. The walk down the trail to the Molonglo River and its historic old bridge crossing, finishing with a walk around the Uriarra Loop trail along Murrumbidgee and past Uriarra East picnic area. Medium walk of 9.0Km taking 2.5-3 Hours
Medium
Map of route | Map of route wider perspective
National Arboretum Park at Village Centre then walk across to Himalayan Cedars, then down to Cork forest, and back past Wolemi Pines and up to Dairy Farmers Hill and back. About 7Km, 2.5 hrs
Medium
Map of route | Official Map
Black Mountain Walk from Belconnen Way or Aranda to the top, around Forest Walk and back. 7Km total with a steep climb, 2.5 hrs
Medium – Hard
Map of routes
Gungahlin Options
Hall Village Circular Walk Walk around Hall village from the shed at the old Hall school. 4.5Km, 2 hours
Easy
Map of route
Gungahlin Hill – Gungaderra NR Walk from Gungahlin Hill on Barton Highway to the Trig and then across to a couple of features in Gungaderra Grasslands reserve. Large mobs of kangaroos and different views of Palmerston and Mitchell. 4.5Km stroll, 2.5 hrs due to soft ground and some tall grass
Easy
Map of route
Gungahlin Pond – Percival NR Walk from the Gungahlin Lakes Club to Percival NR, then down to Gungahlin Pond and around it and back to the club. Coffee at the Club. 6.5km, 2.0 hrs. Small climb of 60m
Easy
Map of route
Harcourt Hill – Ginninderra Village Park at the village, walk up to Harcourt Hill, back through Nicholls to see historic sites at the village. 6Km 2.0 hrs. Stuart’s book No 39. See NTA Brochure Gungahlin (1)
Easy – Medium
Map of route
Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve Walk from Mulligans Flat car park, in Forde. You take Horse Park Drive following signs to Mulligans Flat. Stroll around this new reserve following bird trail. 3 hours 15 minutes 8.1Km stroll with stops at the Woolshed and the Bird Dam. There are Birds of Mulligan Flat brochure and a Mulligans NR brochure available in boxes near the main gate. Detour to the site of the original Mulligans Flat School and the Quartz Ridge in the south west corner
Easy – Medium
Map of route | TAMS Brochure & map of Mulligans Flat
Mulligans Flat North NR (Little Mulligans Flat) Walk around this reserve to Oak Hill and along the border. Great views of Canberra to the south. 7.0Km, 2.5 hrs
Medium
Map of route
Gungahlin Pond – Percival NR – Gold Ck Walk from Gold Creek, to Percival NR, then down to Gungahlin Pond and around it and back to Gold Creek. Coffee at Federation Sq. 8.7km, 2.5 hrs. Small climb of 60m
Medium
Map of route
Goorooyarroo NR Start & finish at the car park along Horse Park drive on the way to the Federal Hwy. Climb Old Joe a hill on the border with views over the Federal Highway and Canberra. Nice walk through woodland and grassland with some amazing views. Visit an original border marker X4. The climb to Old Joe hill is quite steep but the views are worth it. The walk is medium, 8.0Km, 3 hrs. See TAMS brochure.
Medium
Map of route | TAMS Brochure & map of Goorooyaroo
Goorooyarroo NR Extended Walk Start & finish at the car park along Horse Park drive on the way to the Federal Hwy. Climb Gorroo Hill and also Old Joe a hill on the border with views over the Federal Highway and Canberra. Old Joe from north side is very much easier. Nice walk through woodland and grassland with some amazing views. Visit an original border marker X4.The views from Gooro Hill and Old Joe Hill are excellent. The walk is medium-hard, 9.5Km, 3 hrs. See TAMS brochure. Note this is hardish walk as Old Joe is same height as Black Mountain and the distance is demanding
Medium – Hard
Map of route | TAMS Brochure & map of Goorooyaroo
Central Options (that area that covers North Canberra, South Canberra, Woden, and Civic)
Lake Burley Griffin Central Basin Meet at the Shed for a start from Car park on the lake across Commonwealth Bridge, and along the shores and back via Kings Bridge. Coffee at National Library or Regatta Point café. flat, 5Km. 1.5hrs walking
Easy
Map of route | See NTA Brochure on Commonwealth Park
Diplomatic & Old Canberra (Stirling Park – Westlake) Walk Park at Nara Gdns or South Cross Yacht Club and walk around park visiting some historic sites and embassies. Coffee back at Yarrumla Nurdery, Beess Cafe of Club. Easy, 6-7Km, 2 hrs
Easy
Map of route | Stuart’s book No 8 & 9
Civic Public Art Tour Bus to Civic from near Shed and walk around east and west Civic checking out some 35 art pieces. Refer brochure. Coffee breaks as desired. 4Km, 3 with travel
Easy
See Civic Public Art Walk brochure
Yarralumla – Govt House passed Westbourne Wood Walk from Yarralumla Nursery CP along the Lake Burley Griffin track passed the Royal Canberra Golf Course and the famed Westbourne Woods, to the entrance to the Government House and around its boundary to the lookout along Lady Denmans Drive. Park a car at the lookout car park and return by car to the Yarralumla Gallery & The Oaks Brasserie for coffee, 3.3Km one way, 1.5 Hours
Easy
Map of route
Anzac Pde & Reid Trip from AWM down memorials along Anzac Pde and trip through historic part of Reid including old Railway embankment to Civic. 5Km 2.5 hrs
Easy
Map of route – See NTA brochure Reid | NCA Anzac Pde Tour
Parliament Houses Gardens Park at NPH and walk around its gdns plus old Parliament House Gdns. 6Km 2hrs. Toilet in CP & east side of gdns. Coffee at NLA or NPH. Stuart’s book No10
Easy
Map of walk | NCA Brochure Old Parl Hse Gdns | Old Brochure on the new Parl Hse Landscape & Gdns walk
Mugga Way Streets Park Cnr Gowrie & Mugga Way, Forrest and walk around this historic and scenic suburb. 6.5Km, 2 Hrs
Easy
Stuart’s book No 18
ANU-Acton Art & Historic Walk Park NMA and walk around ANU and Acton checking out various art and historic sites. Mostly flat and easy. Refer link. Coffee breaks at NFSA and/or Museum. 8Km, 3 hrs with travel. Stuart Book 6 & 11
Easy – Medium
Map of walk | Details Nth | Details Sth | See Acton Walkways | ANU Art Brochure
Oakey Hill – Woden Park Cnr Derwent & Devonport Sts Lyons and walk up Oakey Hill (70m climb) then down to Woden Town Plaza for coffee and check out sites, then north to near Propeller on Yarra Glen. 6-7Km, 2.5 hrs
Easy – Medium
Map of walk
Callum Brae & Jerrabomberra Grasslands NR Park on Narrabundah Lane off Mugga Way and walk through grasslands and some woodland. Mostly on grassy tracks with a couple of minor bits of mud to negotiate. Numerous birds and roos. With some luck might see an Eagles Nest in a large gum. Check out bird links as there are numerous Eastern & Crimson Rosellas, and maybe a Little Eagle. Total climbing 70m. Note total distance is variable depending how far into Jerra we go. No facilities. 8.7Km 2.5 hrs
Easy – Medium
Map of walk | COG Photo Gallery of Birds | Bird Route 2 – Callum BraeCallum Brae Woodland Bird Fact Sheet 3
Lake Burley Griffin East Basin Walk from Molonglo Reach (Opposite Plant Rd Duntroon on Morshead Dve) across the Molonglo and Jerrabomberra Wetlands and back past the Kingston foreshores to NGA for coffee. Can stop at Jerrabomberra to view some of the wetlands through a hideof 11.5Km taking 3 hours including coffee break
Medium
Map of route
Mt Ainslie from the North Side Park at Hackett CP and walk to north side of Mt Ainslie, then down old trail to east side. This is a lot easier than from the war memorial side. 5.6km, 2.25 hrs. Coffee after at Hackett shops at Wilbur’s Cafe or Maccas Dickson
Medium
Map of route
Red Hill Park Red Hill or top of Strickland Cres, Deakin. Walk up Red Hill around and back. 6- 9Km on trails
Medium
Map of route | Red Hill brochureCNP Map
Isaac’s Ridge CNP Map Park on Sheperdson Place (first right on Julia Flynn Ave, taking southern entry off Yamba Dr). 7Km on FTs. Some climbing. CP to ridge is 130m climb total
Medium
Map of routeCNP Map
Mt Ainslie Walk from behind the War Memorial to the top then around down to the Quarry and back. 6.5Km total distance over 3 hours. There is a steep walk to the top on the sealed stepped track, and short climb on a rough track to the Quarry
Medium – Hard
Map of route
Mt Majura Walk to top of Mt Majura and winding our way back down, 9Km, 3 hrs. A stiff climb to Majura, especially the last part after Sheep Camp junction. Park on Kellaway St, Hackett (via Phillip Ave)
Medium – Hard
Map of route
Mt Taylor Park at Waldock St, Chifley. The walk is around the base and up and over Mt Taylor. Great views south, west and north. 4.5Km, climb of 150m, 1.5 hours. The top is 855m
Medium – Hard
Map of routeCNP Map
Majura Stone Walls Walk from Antill St past Great Wall of Watson and up to Tim The Yowrie Man’s Majura Stone Wall just north of Mt Majura, 5Km, 1.5 hrs. Climb overall of 200m. (Option to continue on to Mt Majura along bitumen road +3Km + 60m climb) Park on Antill St, just south of Aspinall St roundabout, Hackett
Medium – Hard
Map of routeJohnny Boy’s WalkTim the Yowie Man’s article
Tuggeranong Options
Lake Tuggeranong Park at Mortimer Lewis on east side of lake off Drakeford Dve. Coffee at Maccas on lake at Town Centre. 6.7Km, 1.5 hrs
Easy
Map of route – Stuart’s book No 25
Kambah Pool to Red Rocks Park at Kambah Pool then walk along Murrumbidgee track to Red Rocks gorge then return. 6Km, 2hrs
Easy – Medium
Map of route – Stuart’s book No 27
McQuoids Hill Park along Kambah Pool Rd and walk up and around McQuids Hill. 2Km, 45min
Easy – Medium
Map of route
Pine Is South to Point Hut Park at Pine Island Sth then walk along river track to Pine Island and return by National Horse Trail and a detour over Mt Stranger. There are a couple of gates to get over and small gentle climb of 75m to Mt Stranger. 7.5Km, 2.5 hrs
Easy – Medium
Map of route
Kambah Pool to Urambi Hills Park at Kambah Pool the walk along Murrumbidgee track then return via Urambi Hills. ~12Km, 3hrs
Medium
See Johnny Boys Pics
Pine Island North to Urambi Hills Pine Island North to Urambi Hills. Park at Pine Is Nth walk along Murrumbidgee trail to Urambi Hills then return via Stone Wall and horse trail. ~12Km. 3 hrs
Medium
See Johnny Boys blog
Urambi Hill Park at Learmonth Drive, Kambah and walk up to Urambi Hill, then around the Hill and down and across Tuggeranong Ck to the Stone Wall and back. Mostly grassy and open country. Short climb to Urambi trig (713m). 8.6 Km, 3 hrs
Medium
See Johnny Boys blog
Farrer Ridge & Mt Wanniassa Farrer Ridge & Mt Wanniassa. Park off Erindale Drive, access from Sulwood Drive past Gaunston Cres roundabout, Wanniassa, and walk around Farrer Ridge and across to Wanniassa Hills and back. Great views of the south and Brindabellas. Steep climb to Mt Wanniassa. Overall altitude change from 685m to 810m, 4.5Km, 2.5 hrs
Medium
Map of route Stuart’s book No 20, 22 Map of access route
Tuggeranong Hill Drive to Callister Cres, Theodore. Walk around part of the base and climb an easy route from the north Tugg Hill. 4.3km, 2 hrs, climb of about 150m. Roos, views to Mt Bimberi
Medium – Hard
Map of route | T1+2 visit to hill
Queanbeyan Options
Shannons Inlet Park Googong Dam Foreshores CP. Walk along foreshore up a hill and back. 5Km 2hr on trails
Easy – Medium
Stuart’s book No 44 Gogong Foreshores Info and Map
Googong Foreshores Walk London Bridge, Homestead, Burra Ck. TAMS Walking Track 4Km, 2 hrs, Easy. See info on Car distance below
Medium
Some pics of the area from Johnny Boys’ Blog (ps we won’t do all this). Stuart’s book No 46
London Bridge to Washpen Crossing and Homestead Park London Bridge CP, Googong. Follow marked ‘Dhurrawarri Buranya’ trail and trail to Homestead. 8.2Km mostly on trails, 3hrs. Car Distance is about 55Km each way, ie. total 110km trip, so we need to share petrol costs. Suggest passengers consider sharing cost of petrol; say 11 litres, ie about $18 to split in average sized vehicle
Medium
Map of route | Stuart’s book No 45, 46 | Gogong Foreshores Info and Map | London Bridge and its secret cave
Glenburn and Burbong Part of Kowen Forest area. Walk from Charcoal Kiln Rd off Bungendore Road to see old Homestead, Colverwell Graves and old Copper Mine. 6-10Km 2-3 hrs
Medium
Historic Overview
Molonglo Gorge Walk along Molonglo Gorge to Blue Tiles picnic area and return.6.6Km. 3 hours
Medium – Hard
Map of route See Murray Dow’s review Stuart’s book No 43
Weston-Stromlo-Cotter Options
Murrumbidgee, Uriarra Loop Walk along Murrumbidgee past Molonglo River. Walk from the Uriarra East Picnic Area down the trail to the Molonglo River and its historic old bridge crossing, finishing with a walk around the Uriarra Loop trail along Murrumbidgee and Sturt Island. Easy walk of 4.0Km taking 1.5 Hours
Easy
Uriarra Loop brochure
Coppins Ridge Park 2km west Jn Uriarra & Coppins Crossing Rds. along Uriarra Rd. Walk through old forest down to near Molonglo and back. Climb 50m overall. 7Km, 2 hrs
Easy – Medium
Kambah Pool – Murrumbidgee Lookout Park at Kambah Pool and walk north to Lookout and return. 7.5Km, 2.5-3.0 hrs, 300m ascent and descent
Medium
Not recce’d. Stuart’s book No 28
Coppins Xg to Stromlo Molongo Valley
Medium
Needs recce
Cooleman Ridge Walk from Kathner St, Rivett along ridge skirting past house at Rivertt and Chapman and climb the trail to the top of Mt Arawang (765m). On the way back travel along the ridge top visiting the hill with the Split Cherry and huge Kurrajong tree, Cooleman Trig (727m), and the Niblo Boulders. Superb views of Canberra from the north down south to Mt Tennant and the Brindabellas. Couple of moderate climbs over 8.2KM distance, 3 hours
Medium – Hard
Map of route
Namadgi Options
Yankee Hat Drive down to Yankee Hat Car park in Namadgi. Its about 77km and take 1.5 Hrs. Turn right near end of bitumen on to Old Boboyan Road at about 73.1Km then its 3.4 Km dirt 2WD road to Carpark and locked gate. There are two concrete causeways with a little water to cross over. Then walk over grassy trail to aboriginal painting site and with some gentle climbing towards the end of the trail. Lots of kangaroos. Walk of 6.2km taking 2.0 hrs. Car Distance is about 75Km each way, ie. total 153km trip, so we should share petrol costs. Suggest passengers consider sharing cost of petrol; say 15 litres, ie about $23 to split in average sized vehicle.
Easy – Medium
Namadgi National Park in the Gudgenby Valley | Map of walk | TAMS brochure on rock art and trail; Yankee hat | location map
Orroral Valley Heritage Trail Wander along valley visiting old sites and homesteads. Approx 6Km one way, 2hrs
Easy- Medium
Diana Tan Notes | Wuth Walks Notes
Nursery Swamp Drive down to Orroral Valley in Namadgi. About 6.5Km after leaving the Boboyan Rd, there is a little dirt Car Park on the right. Then walk 4.7Km up a nice track and along Nursery Swamp on a wooden boardwalk. The way up from th car park entails an overall 200m climb but is largely flat along Nursery Swamp. We will return the same way. If keen there are optional diversions further along the valley to to an Aboriginal rock cave but this requires some bush bashing and an extra 2.6Km return. Distance 9.4Km, 3 hrs. Car distance is about 66Km each way, total 132km trip, so we should share petrol costs. Suggest passengers consider sharing costs of about $20 to split in average sized vehicle.
Medium
Map of walk
Rendezvous Ck Drive to car park near Ck crossing on Boboyan Rd then walk along trail and Rendezvous Valley to see site of old huts and an aboriginal rock art site. Mostly open and flat except for short climb to cave. 12Km, 3 hrs. Bring snack. Car Distance is about 72Km each way, total 144km trip, so we should share petrol costs. Suggest passengers consider sharing cost of 14 litres, ie about $20 to split in average sized vehicle
Medium
Map of walk
Orroral Ridge – Legoland Drive to Collimation Carpark 4.5Km west of Hioneysuckle Ck. Then walk out to Tower Rocks Lkt and back and then out to Legoland and Trojan Walls. Great views of Orroral Valley and Legoland Caves. Walk is largely level with some care needed near cliffs and caves, 4.4Km (Optional extra walk out to the Belfry. extra 2.2Km) Car Distance is about 64Km each way, total 128km trip, so we should share petrol costs. Suggest passengers consider sharing cost of 13 litres, ie about $20 to split in average sized vehicle.
Medium
Map of walk | Pics from Recce
Fishing Gap – Tidbinbilla Drive to Fishing Gap car park in Tidbinbilla then walk 7.7Km return to Fishing Gap. Its on proper 4WD trail but there is a total climb of 300m on a mostly gentle gradient. Return to car and drive 800m north to Hanging Rock Car Park. Then walk 750m around loop trail and see several granite tors that were once used by the local aboriginal people. Car Distance is about 116km return trip. Suggest passengers consider sharing cost of about $18 to split in average sized vehicle.
Medium
Map of walk
Hospital Creek Hut  Drive to Yankee Hat Car park in Namadgi. Its about 77km and take 1.5 Hrs. Turn right near end of bitumen on to Old Boboyan Road at about 73.1Km then its 3.4 Km dirt 2WD road to Carpark and locked gate. There are two concrete causeways with a little water to cross over. The walk along Fire Trails past Forestery Hut to Hospital Ck Hut. Return along Old Boboyan Road and take side trip to Frank & Jacks Hut returning to cars along main FT. 10.7Km, 3 hrs. Car Distance is about total 153km trip, so we need to share petrol costs
Medium
Map of walk | Overview Map
Square Rock Drive to Corin Hub Car park on the Corin Dam road juts past Corin Forest. Then walk out to Orroral Valley Lkt and Square Rock itself. About 250m overall climb. Route is mostly on a nicely made track with reasonable gradient. There are some metal ladders to climb at the Rock bit its only 3 metres or so and safe. Total 9.6Km, 3 hours. Including visit to Orroral Valley Lookout. Car Distance is about 58Km each way, total 116km trip, so we should to share petrol costs. Suggest passengers consider sharing cost of 12 litres, ie about $18 to split in average sized vehicle.
Medium
Map of walk | P&W Brochure
Granite Tors Drive to Orroral Tracking Station car park. Then walk up the valley past the toilets to the Orroral management tk/Cotter Hut Road. Cross the management trail & follow the track marker to Granite. Its 7Km return & includes a 400m overall climb. Impressive granite boulders and great views. 2.5 hrs walking
Medium – hard
Map of walk | P&W brochure
Honeysuckle Ck – Booroomba Rocks Drive to Borroomba Rocks CP. Then a car placement to minimise walking. Then a 4km walk between Honeysuckle Ck Campsite and Booroomba Rocks CP then climb the lookout track 2.5KM return. Nice views from Booroomba Rocks one of the best rockclimbing spots in Oz. Quite nice track to Honeysuckle, part of the Alpine Track. Quite a steep 200m climb up the Booroomba Rocks trail but very worttwhile. Note there is a bad muddy section just west of the carpark, so a pair of clean shoes and a plastic bag to put your walking gear is suggested Total 6.7Km 3 hrs. Car Distance:is about 65Km each way, ie. total 130km trip, so we should share petrol costs. Suggest passengers consider sharing cost of petrol ie about $20 to split in average sized vehicle.
Medium – hard
Map of walklocation map | Native Plant List for Booroomba Rocks CO to Honeysuckle Ck Campsite | Stuart’s book No 33
Gibraltar Peak – Tidbinbilla Drive to Tidbinbilla entry where we will minimise cars to cut entry costs for the last couple of Km. Park at Dalsetta CP (750m) and take track to the peak (1038m) and back. Total climb of 320m (1050ft). Gradient is mostly gentle except for the last bit, 8.4 Km, 3 hrs. Car Distance:is about 55Km each way, ie. total 110km trip, so we need to share petrol costs. Suggest passengers consider sharing cost of petrol; say 11 litres, ie about $18 to split in average sized vehicle.
Medium – Hard
Map of walk | Stuart’s book No 31 (not totally correct anymore)
Nil Desperandum – Tidbinbilla Drive to Tidbinbilla entry where we will minimise cars to cut entry costs for the last couple of Km. Then park at Webbs picnic area and walk to an old historic homestead Nil Desperandum. Total climb of 200m to get to Nil Desperandum, then a further but easier gradient with total climb of 120m coming back. Gradient is very steep on the way out and you will require shoes with a good grip as the trail is slippery. Also Tidbinbilla Ck has to be crossed through some rock hoping so the good grip is required there. Distance, 9.3 Km, 3 hrs. Car Distance:is about 55Km each way, ie. total 110km trip, so we need to share petrol costs of some 11 litres, ie about $18 to split in average sized vehicle
Medium – Hard
Map of walk
Mt Tennant 5 hr trip. Drive to just past Tharwa. The walk from visitor centre up the track to the top and back. Mt Tennant is 1375m and Visitor Centre is 600m, Track return is 14.4Km. Walkers need to have a good degree of fitness. Its unlikely we will do this due to the altitude change
Hard
Pics from Geoff’s walk
De Salis Cemetery Park at Tharwa and walk up along Murrumbidgee to Cemetery near junction with Gudgenby River. Walk to Smiths Road across Gudgenby and along Murrumbidgee in Gigerline NR, 3Km return
Easy
Other Trips
Big Hole Near Braidwood or via Captain Flat (Maybe quite a long trip and crossing on foot of Shoalhaven River) Request Martin van der Hoek & Brian Wells. About 90min drive from Canberra. Drive to Braidwood then 30mins on Cooma Road. 3.6Km return. Marble Arch is a further 7.6km return. Melba to Berlang 140Km one way via Macs Reef Rd, Braidwood Easy – Medium Berlang area of Duea National Park | TYM Article | Camp Grd & Track |  Map of walk | Map of access roads
Box Vale Track & Tunnel (Mittagong) Old railway route with cuttings, tunnel and lookout over Nattai Valley. 2 hrs drive from ACT, The start of the track is about 250 metres off the old Hume Highway at Welby. 3 hrs, 9Km  Tim the Yowie mans reviewTrack Notes | Map and Notes Medium Mittagong
Special Trips to Consider
Parkwood Methodist Church Maybe visit Church. No walking options. Contact Jim Grace President Southwell Foundation 6254 6071 [email protected] Belconnen – No walk
Melba – RoseHill Old Cottge – Palmerville Walk from melba Shed to RoseHill Cotage site, then along lanes to Palmerville, and back via Evatt lanes past old Church Site. Don Gruber
Medium
Belconnen – Needs recce
Railway Line East of Queanbeyan Check out some of the Railway line near Queanbeyan and walk some of the border between Brooks Hill and Bald Hill. 2 hrs, 5km
Medium
Queanbeyan – Needs recce
Faunce Hill, Cuumbean NR Drive to gate off Captains Flat Rd and walk to Faunce Hill. 12-15Km, 600m climb, 4hrs
Medium – Hard
Queanbeyan – Needs recce
Railway Line East of Tuggeranong Follow railway line up past Enchanted Hill. 7Km, 2.5 hrs
Medium
Tuggeranong – Needs recce

Parking in Central Canberra

This is now harder since 2014 with paid parking being introduced

Australian War Memorial 1. Can park off Treloar Cres behind memorial 4 hours from 7.30AM – 6PM
2. Can park underground off Fairbairn Ave 4 hours from 7.30AM – 6PM
3. Can park along west side of Anzac Pde in some places 2 hours 8.30AM – 5PM
4. Can park on dirt verge along Euree St, Reid (opp Treloar Cres) 2 hours 7.30AM – 6PM
Parliament House Underground Car Park: generally open 6AM – 5PM Up to 2 hrs free, then $2 for 2-3 hrs, 3-4 hrs $5

 

Guide to Grades

Grade Description
Easy should be fairly simple walks on tracks or grassy ground with minimal altitude change. Typically would be a max of 2 hrs and 6-7Km walking
Easy-Medium should be similar to Easy but might involve some small amount of climbing or slightly longer distance. Typically would be a max of 3 hrs and 8Km walking
Medium really aimed at the Scenic type of walk with some climbing, maybe more difficult navigating. 3 hrs or 12Km walking
Medium-Hard is probably the hardest we should attempt. Essentially similar to Medium but with more intense climbing or longer distance. Good examples are Mt Majura, Mt Taylor, Mt Tennant. Max 4.0 hrs or 15Km
Hard for the experienced Typically a lot of off track walking in difficult terrain or long distances ie 25Km or 6 hrs

 

Guide to Social Trips or Scenic Harder Trips

Grade Description
Easy Social trips need to be Easy or Easy-Medium and involve minimal climbing or minimal off track walking taking no longer than 2.5 hrs and 8Km length
Medium Scenic trips will mostly be Easy-Medium to Medium-Hard with some climbing involved and maybe some off track walking. Possible might take up to 3.5 hrs and be up to 12Km length

Guide to Locations

Area Description
Belconnen that area normally part of Belconnen
Gungahlin that area normally part of Gungahlin
Central that area that covers North Canberra, South Canberra, Woden, and Civic
Tuggeranong that area south of Weston and Mt Taylor
Queanbeyan that area east of the Lake, Fyshwick and Monaro Highway
Weston-Stromlo that area south of the Molonglo and west of the Parkway down to Kambah Pool
Namadgi Namadgi National Park and Tidbinbilla

Sharing Car Costs

For trips to Namagi, Tidbinbilla, Googong or other long distances it suggested we share some car costs such as fuel or entry fees

Drivers: If you don’t wish to receive such costs, consider collecting & donating to the Shed or charity after

Concept. Based on an average vehicle using say 10litres/100km and $1.50 per litre. This works out as $15 per 100km

To Honeysuckle Creek (Namadgi) its about 65Km each way, ie. total 130km trip. Suggest passengers consider sharing cost of petrol; say 13 litres, ie about $20 to split in average sized vehicle

To Yankee Hat (Namadgi) its 75Km each way, say 11 litres, ie. $23 to split

To Square Rock (Namadgi) its 58Km each way, say 11.6 litres, ie. $18 to split

To Orroral Valley (Namadgi) its 72km to tracking station one way, say 15 litres, ie. $23 to split. For walks to Nursery Swamp, Cotter Gap, Split Rock, etc

To Googong Dam its 55Km each way, say 11 litres, ie. $18 to split

To Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre, its 51Km each way, say 10 litres, ie. $15 to split

To Tidbinbilla Fishing Gap, it 58Km each way, 11.6 litres, ie. $18 to split

Dog Friendly Walking Locations

TAMS sites on dog areas and rules See the Off lease Exercise Areas Map

You can take your dog to areas not otherwise designated as a dog exercise area or a dog prohibited area, but your dog must remain on leash. Dogs must be on leash on shared pathways outside off leash exercise areas. Please be mindful of passing pedestrians and cyclists and keep to the left.

Note: In ACT on all shared paths dogs must be on a lease now
Dog Friendly Locations (i.e. dogs allowed on a lease) Dog Unfriendly Locations (i.e. no dogs allowed)
Belconnen Options
Lake Ginninderra paths and parks (except Diddam Close peninsula off lease area including dog park) Dunlop Grasslands NR
West Macgregor National Trail , West Dunlop Ponds Murrumbidgee River Trail
The Pinnacle, Mt Painter Black Mountain
Bruce Ridge, O’Connor Ridge, Gossans Hill, Nth Lyneham Woodland Kama NR
Aranda Bushland
Shepherds Lookout (off lease areas)
Ginninderra Ck paths, Giralang-Kaleen path (off lease areas)
Mt Rogers, Giralang Pines (off lease areas)
Gungahlin Options
Percival NR and Gungahlin Pond Mulligans Flat NR, Goorooyaroo NR
Yerrabi Pond Gungaderra NR, Mullangarri Grasslands NR
Crace Grasslands NR, Gungahlin Hill NR
Central Options
Lake Burley Griffin Jerrabomberra Grasslands NR
Mt Ainslie, Mt Majura Callum Brae NR
Mt Taylor, Oakey Hill NR Jerrabomberra Wetlands NR
Red Hill, Isaacs Ridge
Tuggeranong Options
Farrer Ridge & Mt Wanniassa NR McQuoids Hill NR
Urambi Hills NR Rob Roy NR
Tuggeranong Hill Murrumbidgee River Trail
Lake Tuggeranong
Barney’s Hill (Mt Stranger)
Point Hut Crossing area plus nearby dog park
Weston-Stromlo-Cotter Options
Cooleman Ridge NR Murrumbidgee River Trail
Uriarra Crossing & Dog park Uriarra Loop
Woodstock NR
Cotter Camp & Picnic Areas
Queanbeyan Options
Molonglo Gorge Googong Foreshores