Mulligans Flat and Goorooyarroo from Hall

8 h to 13 h

28.4 km
oneway

↑ 594 m
↓ -636 m

Moderate track
Starting from the corner of Hall and Hoskins Streets in Hall, ACT, this walk pivots around the Gungahlin District, exploring the various hills and woodlands of northern Gungahlin. Going through the Mulligans Flat and Goorooyarroo nature reserves, the route finishes at the dirt parking area near Horse Park Drive, east of Harrison(suburb). This hike through nature can be a great way to spot some rare animals, since it goes through two nature reserves filled with wildlife. You’ll run across echidnas and kangaroos all over the area, with a chance to see a shingleback lizard in warmer months. Although, don’t miss out on the birds and butterflies looking for that shingleback. There’ll be many moments where you’ll just want to stop and admire the panoramic views over northern Canberra throughout the journey. You can also make this a multi-day trip by spending the night at the Northern Border Campsite. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Canberra Centenary Trail & Hall Street (-35.1663378,149.0706356)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Barton Highway, A25
  • Turn on to Gladstone Street then drive for 830 m
  • Turn right onto Victoria Street and drive for another 5 m
  • Turn left onto Gladstone Street and drive for another 730 m
Finish (-35.2048835,149.1699966)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Car  
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the corner of Hall and Hoskins Streets in Hall, head towards the metal gate with multiple signposts behind it along the gravel path. Pass through the gap next to the gate and join the wide gravel trail. Follow the gravel trail(Canberra Centenary Trail) gently uphill as you pass by the said signposts to your left. Stay on the designated track as you move past the big round tanks to your left to continue along Mulligans Flat and Goorooyarroo from Hall.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Canberra Centenary Trail & Hall Street Start heading along Canberra Centenary Trail (a walking track).
Then head up the very steep (15% ~ 8.5°) earthen incline (about 3.9 km long)
Continue straight, to head along Canberra Centenary Trail.
Keep right.
After another 65 m head through/around the gate.
After another 60 m continue straight.
After another 185 m head through/around the gate.
After another 400 m head up the very steep (15% ~ 8.5°) earthen incline (about 3 km long)
Then cross over the cattle grid.
After another 1.4 km continue straight, to head along Canberra Centenary Trail.
After another 70 m cross over the cattle grid.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip taking you to the summit of One Tree Hill. Surveyors of Canberra used this very lookout point to examine the land long ago. To start this optional side trip veer left here. On returning from this side trip error >360 when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 580 m continue straight, to head along Canberra Centenary Trail.
After another 50 m cross over the cattle grid.
After another 730 m head through/around the gate.
After another 3.1 km cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 550 m head through/around the gate.
After another 175 m turn left, to head along Canberra Centenary Trail.
After another 1.2 km cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 3 km cross the bridge (about 4 m long)
After another 175 m head through/around the gate.
After another 20 m to find the "Northern Border Campsite Toilets".
After another 40 m pass the shelter (15 m on your left).
After another 45 m come to the "Northern Border Campsite" (30 m on your left).
Campsite managed byTAMS. There is a fee to use this campsite.
After another 20 m continue straight.
Then head through/around the gate.
After another 930 m continue straight, to head along Canberra Centenary Trail.
After another 450 m head through/around the gate.
After another 5 m continue straight, to head along Canberra Centenary Trail.
After another 235 m continue straight, to head along Canberra Centenary Trail.
After another 2.3 km pass the car park (10 m on your left).
After another 100 m turn left.
After another 45 m turn right, to head along Link Trail.
After another 60 m head through/around the gate.
After another 180 m (at the intersection of Link Trail & Border Track) continue straight, to head along Link Trail.
After another 900 m head through/around the "Bettong Gate".
At the intersection of Border Track & Link Trail continue straight, to head along Link Trail.
After another 1 km (at the intersection of Border Track & Link Trail) turn left.
After another 410 m head through/around the gate.
After another 20 m (at the intersection of Mulligans South Trail & Main Mulligans Trail) continue straight, to head along Main Mulligans Trail.
Then pass the sign (10 m on your right).
After another 80 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 305 m continue straight, to head along Main Mulligans Trail.
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 135 m pass the picnic table (10 m on your right).
Then pass the toilet (30 m on your right).
After another 155 m pass the sign (on your right).
After another 50 m pass the sign (7 m on your right).
After another 60 m pass the sign (on your right).
After another 75 m pass the sign (7 m on your right).
After another 65 m pass the sign (on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Main Mulligans Trail.
After another 1.4 km continue straight, to head along Main Mulligans Trail.
After another 410 m (at the intersection of Main Mulligans Trail & Old Coach Road) continue straight, to head along Main Mulligans Trail.
After another 400 m continue straight, to head along Mawson Track.
After another 130 m head through/around the "Bustard Gate".
Turn sharp right.
After another 155 m veer left.
After another 500 m head through/around the gate.
After another 40 m veer right, to head along McKeahnies Fire Trail.
After another 550 m cross the ford.
Turn left.
After another 870 m veer right, to head along Gas Pipeline Track.
After another 530 m continue straight, to head along Gas Pipeline Track.
After another 630 m head through/around the gate.
After another 190 m cross the ford.
After another 280 m continue straight, to head along Gas Pipeline Track.
After another 410 m continue straight, to head along Gas Pipeline Track.
After another 195 m head through/around the gate.
After another 20 m (at the intersection of Gooroo Fire Trail & Gas Pipeline Track) turn right, to head along Gooroo Fire Trail.
After another 15 m head through/around the gate.
After another 370 m continue straight, to head along Gooroo Fire Trail.
After another 9 m head through/around the gate.
After another 600 m pass the sign (8 m on your right).
After another 280 m continue straight.
After another 15 m head through/around the gate.
After another 30 m come to the end.

An optional side trip taking you to the summit of One Tree Hill. Surveyors of Canberra used this very lookout point to examine the land long ago.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 20 m cross over the cattle grid.
After another 390 m come to the end.
A seat.
About 10 m past the end is a sign.
About 10 m past the end is "One Tree Hill".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 410 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Mulligans Flat and Goorooyarroo from Hall


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 28.4 km
Time 8 h to 13 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 12.8 km from the start.

Shelter: There is one 12.7 km from the start.

Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 9.5 km apart with the largest gap of 12.7 km.

Seat: There is one 3.7 km (plus an extra 440 m along side route) from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
12.7 kmNorthern Border Campsite Toilets
Shelter
12.7 km[shelter]
Camp site
12.8 kmNorthern Border Campsite
Toilet
20 km[toilet]
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