Aranda Bushland Circuit

1 h to 1 h 30 min

2.9 km
circuit

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Easy track
Aranda Bushland Circuit starts from the parking area just off Bindubi Street, Belconnen, explores the woodland of Aranda Bushland Nature Reserve via various tracks and loops back to the start. Conveniently reachable and dog-friendly, this walk gives you a great deal of nature in a quite reasonable amount of time. You won’t miss the infamous Telstra Tower of Black Mountain, a man-made structure that almost seems rebelling against nature, as you’re enjoying the scenic tracks around the reserve. You’ll be accompanied by big groups of kangaroos and even kookaburras if you’re lucky, as there are birdhouses attached to trees along the way. Get a good hold of your dog’s leash around them just in case. 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 (-35.2695879,149.0754841)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom William Hovell Drive
  • Turn on to then drive for 150 m
  • Continue onto Bindubi Street and drive for another 780 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
Starting from the dirt parking area just off Bindubi Street(750 metres north of intersection with William Howell Drive), head towards the wooden “CANBERRA NATURE PARK ARANDA BUSHLAND” sign along the dirt path, moving directly away from the road. As you come to the concrete footpath, turn left and start moving parallel to the fenceline and the road to continue along Aranda Bushland Circuit.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 4 m turn left.
After another 235 m continue straight.
After another 275 m turn right.
After another 30 m climb over the stile.
After another 155 m turn right.
After another 25 m (at the intersection of Aranda ridge walk & creek crossing) turn left, to head along Aranda ridge walk (a walking track).
After another 115 m continue straight, to head along Aranda ridge walk.
After another 145 m turn left.
After another 25 m turn right, to head along Aranda House Trail.
After another 115 m (at the intersection of Aranda Summit Track & creek walk) veer right, to head along Aranda Summit Track.
After another 65 m continue straight, to head along Aranda Summit Track.
After another 125 m (at the intersection of Aranda Summit Track & Aranda ridge walk) continue straight, to head along Aranda Summit Track.
After another 40 m continue straight, to head along Aranda Summit Track.
After another 20 m come to the viewpoint (35 m on your left).
After another 85 m (at the intersection of Power Line Track & Aranda Summit Track) continue straight, to head along Power Line Track.
After another 50 m pass the sign (on your left).
Continue straight.
After another 30 m continue straight, to head along ridge walk.
After another 275 m (at the intersection of Frost Hollow to Forest Walk & ridge walk) veer right, to head along Frost Hollow to Forest Walk.
After another 285 m head up the earthen steps (about 3 m long)
After another 3 m (at the intersection of Power Line Link Track & Frost Hollow to Forest Walk) continue straight, to head along Frost Hollow to Forest Walk.
After another 110 m pass the sign (on your right).
After another 10 m (at the intersection of Power Line Link Track & Frost Hollow to Forest Walk) turn right, to head along Power Line Link Track (a vehicle track).
After another 35 m pass the sign (on your right).
After another 150 m (at the intersection of Finneran's Road & Power Line Link Track) turn sharp right, to head along Finneran's Road.
After another 350 m head through/around the gate.
Turn right.
After another 215 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Aranda Bushland Circuit


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 2.9 km
Time 1 h to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
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