Bushwalking in the ACT

Namadgi National Park covers an area of more than 1000 square kilometres and offers some great hiking in subalpine forests and other areas. A short walk to Yankee Hat is popular and includes several of the park’s Aboriginal art sites.

Those used to carrying a pack and craving a different sort of adventure should consider embarking on the 650-kilometre Australian Alps Walking Track. Allow about eight to ten weeks for this route that travels over many of the country’s highest peaks before getting to Walhalla in Victoria. Although some sections are well travelled, others are so quiet you will feel that you are the only one who has been there. The route avoids towns, but Thredbo and Hotham Heights are only a few kilometres off the track if you need to re-stock on supplies. Of course, you can plan walks that take in bite-sized sections of this classic.

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