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Booroomba Rocks Walk

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Address: Namadgi National Park, Honeysuckle (Apollo) Road, Canberra 2004, Australia
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+61 2 6207 2900

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Tough walk

Okay we are in our fifties so we found this a pretty tough walk. Our hearts were pounding in our ears as the walk is all steeply uphill without any plateaus. If you're a tad... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kym P
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Okay we are in our fifties so we found this a pretty tough walk. Our hearts were pounding in our ears as the walk is all steeply uphill without any plateaus. If you're a tad older, take it easy, have regular breaks and make sure you have water. Definitely do it if you can. I would love to get up... More 

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Namadji is a great place to visit and this is a great walk to get a glimpse of it. While the hike up is quite physical, it opens up to a great viewing area at the top. Worthwhile as a short hike.

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

The path from Cotter to Tidbinbilla is well worth extending south through Tharwa. We spent a day visiting the Tidbinbilla Tracking Station, then the abandoned Orroral Valley and Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Stations for a bit of NASA / Nerd / Space History. On the way down from Honeysuckle we took the dirt road detour in to Booroomba Rocks. Several km... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

The walk is about 40-60mins depending on your pace and uphill all the way, but the gradient is not too steep and feels very manageable. When you arrive you are at the top of big bouldery granite cliffs with beautiful views into the valley below. It's pretty spectacular. The path is easy to follow. Keep your eyes open for snakes... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

We received excellent information from the Namadgi National Park Visitor Centre about how tough the trail would be. It is somewhat of a challenging trail. Yet, my 2 1/2 year old toddler managed almost 75% of the climb on his own. There are places in the middle and at the end where he needed assistance or needed to be carried... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Its worth the drive out through the pretty Naas Valley, to do this relatively short but impressive walk. It's not too steep, although there are a couple of steepish bits, and you need to be relatively fit and dressed appropriately, etc. Take a picnic with you and either eat it at the top - gazing at the lovely views of... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

So many walks/hikes to do in Namadgi National Park, but this seems to be the most popular. The car park for this walk was 3 km down an unsealed road with signposts saying that it was only suitable for a 4WD. The solution was to walk the road to get to the car park, which added another 6km (return) to... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Other people can tell you how to get there, but this is one of the iconic walks just inside Namadgi National Park. The views are spectacular.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

the sign at the start of the walk says it is a 30 minute one way walk. what it doesn't tell you is the number of steps you will be using. as the steps can be uneven, it may be difficult for some to make it all the way. if going up is bad, coming back down was in my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

As above, a great place for a day trip, bush walk and picnic. Has BBQ facilities and toilets. Easy drive from Canberra to see 'roos and birdlife. Camping is permitted but fees apply - fires allowed

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