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Booroomba Rocks Walk

Namadgi National Park, Honeysuckle (Apollo) Road, Canberra 2004, Australia
61 (0)2 6207 2900
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Ranked #14 of 96 Attractions in Canberra
Type: Trails, Outdoors
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Type: Trails, Outdoors
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Canberra, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

What a fantastic uphill walk. The first part of the walk includes a possible short cut going over huge mounds of dirt placed on the roadways to stop vehicular entry, and is where one could do a fetlock. Somewhat slow and risky even for the nimble til you get beyond. Love this walk cannot wait to go again. humps o

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This place has a spirituality that must be experienced alone for it to kick in. I'm not the touchy feely type but the sense of place comes upon you when you sit in solitude as the sun rises or sets. I don't know the history but this is a special place.

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92 reviews 92 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

In the early 1970's I was involved in the first efforts to walk to this location, resulting in the track being eventually cut. The first big event was the Easter National Rock Climbing meet in early 1974, when over 170 tents were pitched near the start of the track. Today that is not allowed which is a real pity. It... More 

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Parramatta, Australia
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232 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This half-day walk is a great introduction to the Namagdi National Park which lies within the ancestral lands of the Ngunnawal Aboriginal people who have known this place as ‘Booroomba’ which means ‘wallaby jumping over rock’. This is a true ancient trail that has been walked by the oldest culture on Earth, it was a real privilege & joy to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

We have done this walk a few times now and love it. It's great exercise, stunning scenery and a lovely place to have a picnic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Short but steep track. Easy for everyone. The view of the out look is breathtaking, Remember to go around the rocks, and different position on the rock can see quite a different of the view.

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Canberra, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

About an hour from Canberra, depending on which route you take, we took the scenic one through the Cotter Reserve is a view well worth the walk. We started the walk at around 1015, which was I believe the best time as it wasn't to hot or cold. It is a steep climb and can get the heart rate going.... More 

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

The fact this walk is only 30 minutes out of the middle of the city is amazing. The walk provides a great vista out over the territory and if you are into your rock climbing then Booroomba Rocks is the place to do it.

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The Angle, Nsw, Australia
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35 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Fantastic walk. My three "special needs' children and I (who have had five abdominal surgeries and am awaiting another) decided to try it in a cool, clear winter day. It is a steep climb. There was some complaining on the way up but we rested three times for a few minutes and then kept on tramping upwards. The children were... More 

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brisbane australia
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59 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We were looking for a great nature walk that was easily accessible. It took about an hour to get up there with wonderful bird and plant life on the way with spectacular views from the rocks. Well worth it.

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