Category Archives: Walking Group

Walking Group activities at St Paul’s Manuka

Walk – Hall to One Tree Hill

St Paul’s Walking Group welcomes you to join us on a part of the National Walking Trail on Saturday, 17th March. The walk, Hall to One Tree Hill (altitude 894 metres), is about 4.2 kms (1.5 hours) each way and provides stunning views of Gungahlin and Canberra. For the most part, it is a leisurely walk on a gentle incline until the last part where there are steps up to the summit.

You do not need special clothing or equipment. Mostly we wear shorts or jeans, carry a bottle of water and lunch to eat on the summit, or whenever we feel like stopping for a rest.

The walk will be lead by Beverley and Tony Butterfield., ph. 6288 4718 or email

Arboretum walk

An undulating walk at the Arboretum offering views and good company.

Please meet @ the Himalayan Cedars Road car park for a walk of  2 hours taking in Barrer Hill and Dairy Farmers Lookout, returning via the Café at the Arboretum for refreshments.

Acceptances please to Mike & Margaret Roach 62816096 or email no later than 7th September.

Honeysuckle Creek Walk

Honeysuckle Creek Camp to Booroomba Rocks.

A return flat walk of 8km plus a moderate 2.5km return up and down the Rocks.

Lunch @ Booroomba and byo a/tea at Honeysuckle. Good views, fresh air and good company!

Please meet at Namadgi Visitor Centre outer carpark 9.30am for 18km drive on sealed roads to Honeysuckle.

Please register for walk no later than 28th September to Mike & Margaret Roach
62816096 or email.

Millpost Hill Walk

Starting from Bywong Community Hall, walk to Millpost Hill and return.

This is a fairly easy 10.6 km walk on good foot tracks with some short grass at the top of Millpost Hill. The total climb is 190 metres. Millpost Hill is 890 metres above sea level and provides magnificent 360 degree views towards Black Mountain, Lake George escarpment and the wind turbines and Kowen Forest.

Along the way, we will see the Bywong and Wamboin communities which live close to Canberra.

Please meet at 9.00 am at North Lyneham Shops, Colville St., off Montford Crescent. We will then take some cars from there to the start of the walk at Bywong Community Hall.

It is expected that we will return to North Lyneham shops before 3.00 pm. Bring water, lunch and snacks if required. If you would like to come on the walk, please let Georgina Ekin know by Wednesday, 12 July 2017. Georgina’s contact details are 62958396, 0428126682 or by email.

Isaacs Ridge Walk

A medium grade 8km circuit walk through pine forest and eucalypts with some steep sections on loose gravel.

Commencing at the small car park in Buntine Crescent, Isaacs at10am. Bring water and snack.

Sticks and ankle support recommended. The walk should take about 3 hours including stops.

Coffee etc. afterwards at Soul Cartel Farr Side Café, Isaacs.

Leaders Pat & Sandy White 0418 488 984, email.

Please phone, message or email to confirm attendance.

Lake Burley Griffin Walk

An easy 16km circuit walk along the sealed, flat path around the west basin of Lake Burley Griffin.

Commencing at the car park by the lake in Alexandrina Drive near the Flynn Drive, Yarralumla roundabout 10am.

Bring water, snacks, hat & lunch. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather. At the conclusion of the walk join us at Snappers @ the Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club for coffee & cake or fish ‘n’ chips if desired.

The walk should take about 5 hours, including stops.

Leaders Pat & Sandy White 0418 488 984, or email.

Please phone, message or email to confirm attendance.

Hughes Walk

Come and enjoy the weekend with a ramble and a wander with promised trees, views and good company.

Please meet at the Public Car Park (note Public) next door to the A.C.T. Scout Hall in Kitchener Street, Hughes.

The walk will be for approx. 2 hours and will take in some flat tracks and hills. We shall go for coffee after at the Garran Coffee Shop.

Please indicate your attendance to Mike & Margaret Roach on 6281 6096 or email by 14th June.

Mt Stromlo Walk

We meet at “Stromlo Forest Park” main car park (Opperman Ave off John Gorton Dr, Molonglo) for a car shuttle to “Mt Stromlo Observatory Visitor’s Centre”.

At 9.30am Dr Brad Tucker will take us on a 90 min private guided walking tour of the Mt Stromlo Observatory site, highlighting the Astronomy research work and Heritage facilities.

Following morning tea at the summit, we walk to Stromlo Forest Park along fire trails, offering spectacular views (3-4km). Walking stick recommended for the beginning of the descent.

From Stromlo Forest Park, we have a short drive to the “Butters Bridge Loop Walk” parking area. From here it’s an easy (2-3km) scenic walk on fire trails to Butters Bridge for a picnic lunch by the Molonglo River.

Afterwards we complete the Loop Walk which takes us back to the parking area for the return car shuttle to Mt Stromlo summit.

Cooleman Ridge Walk

A moderate hilly walk of two hours, mainly along the Centenary Trail.

We begin and end at the Kathner Street, Chapman entrance. Views are into South Canberra and the Woden Valley and, after morning tea break, views of the Murrumbidgee River and the Bullen Range.

Meet at 9.30. Park at the far end of Kathner Street, bring morning snack and a walking stick if needed. After, coffee at “Pastries on Perry”, Chapman Shops.

Leaders are Narelle and John Gibson. Let us know if you are able to join us by Wednesday 26th July. Phone 6161 2321, or email.