Weekend Away From Canberra – ACT isn’t just about meetings and promises of political dissent, there’s actually a lot of good stuff in there too
When most people think of the ACT (Australian Capital Territory), “politician” is probably the first word that comes to mind. If the next two words that come to their mind are “go bush,” they’re out of luck. About half of the ACT’s land is taken from bush in the form of Namdgi NP.
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Namadgi NP offers a plethora of bushwalking activities with a very scenic route into the Snowy Mountains just 25km south-west of Canberra and is usually overlooked by visitors to our nation’s capital. Aboriginal people have been in the area for over 25,000 years, while European history only goes back to the 1830s. It has a lot to offer for the convenience of adults and children alike.
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Whether it’s summer or winter, most people heading to the snowy mountains will travel the Monaro Highway – but why not take a back road and spend some time exploring the area? Space tracking facilities, cattle huts and tribal rock art are located near the low-traffic road.
This road connects Sarwa in the north and Adamineb in the south. It is open all year round but may be accessible for 2WD vehicles. There may be a sign that says the road is closed when you pass through Luck… but that could mean it’s closed to 2WD traffic. Best to contact the guards at Namadji Visitor Center for the latest updates (6207 2900).
Pobayan Street can experience snowfall at any time of the year as it crosses the range at an altitude of over 1,400 meters. It is mud based and can be very slippery when wet – so using all-wheel drive is helpful. Angle Crossing is a bridge that runs through Murrumbidgee… that regularly floods and becomes impassable when traveling from the Monaro Highway near Williamsdale.
Frost hollows and grasslands make ideal habitat for roos and wallabies, so take it slow if you’re traveling near dusk or dawn. The views are worth enjoying as the road climbs up through snowy gum forest. Hospital Hill Lookout has excellent views to the west and is located about 3 km south of the Old Bobowan Road junction.
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The only thing that surprised me when I visited Namadgi NP was the Aboriginal rock art site. There is evidence that Aboriginal people have lived in the area for thousands of years, but the rock art found near Yankee Hut is the only known site in Namadji NB.
Carbon dating suggests Aboriginal use of shelters in the region more than 800 years ago, perhaps 3,700 years ago. The paintings are believed to have been painted over hundreds (perhaps thousands) of years.
The illustrations depict animals including a kangaroo, tortoise and a dingo. Some pictures look like abstract people. The significance of the images and their true meaning will never be fully understood as the traditional way of life of the Ngunawal people was destroyed with the arrival of European squatters in the mid-19th century.
To see this rock art, it is an easy 6 km walk from the parking area on Old Popoan Road. The path has a gentle gradient and passes through extensive grasslands where you can see hundreds of kangaroos grazing.
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When you arrive at the rock shelter, take time to soak up the atmosphere as huge granite boulders pile into the snowy gums where they’ve been for thousands of years. As you walk among the stones and chewing gum imagine stories that have happened through the ages.
From early prehistoric rock art to otherworldly first human footprints, Namadji can claim a unique connection to both. Although many believe that Armstrong’s first steps on the moon were first taken by the Parkes radio telescope, this is not the case.
In fact, it was the tracking station at Honeysuckle Creek that received the signal from Apollo 11 as Armstrong climbed the stairs and then broadcast those images around the world – as the world’s population sat transfixed by grainy black and white television.
Honeysuckle Creek received the first eight-and-a-half-minute Moonwalk signal in 1969, before Parks caught the signal. Although critical to the success of Apollo 11 and other space missions at the time, not much remains of the Honeysuckle Creek site.
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The antenna has now moved to Tidbinbila, so all that remains of the old tracking station are a few concrete slabs and some signboards that give visitors some insight into the historical significance of the place.
Although shingle construction was popular in the High Country before the proliferation of large hardware stores, Brayshaw’s Hut is one of only two remaining tiled buildings in Namadji. It was originally built in 1903 from local materials including cut mountain ash for the walls and granite stone for the fireplace. David Brechow lived there for 28 years.
After falling from his horse at the age of 79 and dying from exposure, the cottage passed to David’s nephew and his wife Roma, who gave birth to their first son there in 1933. In those days, it was a very remote area where winter snow often closed the roads.. To keep out drafts, Rome covered the hut with newspaper. Some of it can still be seen today.
The first Europeans entered the region in the 1820s and settled with their cattle and sheep. These areas became leaseholds, mostly managed by the Brayshaw and Crawford families, until the government turned them into nature reserves in the 1970s and 1980s.
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Mount Clear Camp is located about 47 km south of Sarwa along the Poboyan Road. It is a small camp suitable for tenting among the snow grass and black gum growing in the frost hollows. These alcoves were often preferred by settlers because they were close to streams. But it’s also known to be particularly cool at night, as cool air flows down and settles in the hollows. Bring your warm gear…even in summer.
There are wood grills in the facility but you will need to bring your own. Large wooden picnic tables and a pit toilet are also available. Camp roads are unsealed and can be muddy after rain. Pets are not allowed and you are advised to book your stay in advance (online).
There are many hiking trails in the area and Mount Clear is a great place to camp while exploring Namadgi NP.
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Add to this its location – between the Great Dividing Range and the En Alps – which provides not only an aesthetically pleasing backdrop but also an outdoor adventure playground. Canberra is a three-hour drive from Sydney, or there are regular flights from most capital cities; Rent a car at the airport because it’s a joy to drive on wide, crowded city streets.
Canberra’s nickname “Bush Capital” comes from its natural location, with national parks and nature reserves covering more than half of the metropolitan area.
A great way to get around the city is to cycle along the shores of downtown Burley Griffin Lake. Visit the Canberra Visitor Center and Regatta Point area to hire a bike and choose from three cycling trails depending on the sites you want to visit on your trip. Both the Central Ring (five kilometers/three miles) and the Eastern Ring (nine kilometers/six miles) are mostly flat, while the Western Ring is a 16-kilometer (10-mile) trek with some hills.
In the afternoon, visit NewActon, a bustling area known for its excellent cuisine, just a five-minute drive from the visitor centre. Dominated by stunning, modern, Japanese-inspired Nishi buildings (it houses a gallery, cinema and the funky Ovolo Nishi Hotel), the area is also home to some of the city’s oldest buildings.
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For lunch, stop by the ever-popular Mokan and Green Grout, which has a menu focused on local produce and locally roasted fair trade coffee. Alternatively, Rebel Rebel is a David Bowie-inspired restaurant that stands out for its cool design and produce-oriented menus. Next, spend some time at the Nishi Gallery, a cultural space featuring works by local and international artists.
If you’re in Newacton on a Saturday afternoon, be sure to check out the Cellar Door on the Grand Staircase of the Nishi Building. This boutique wine market has a bunch of stalls where you can sample some of them