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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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Quick fix mountain climb

Best views back into Canberra, access is easy park up anf 45 mins to the top , worth the trip, watch out for snakes.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Best views back into Canberra, access is easy park up anf 45 mins to the top , worth the trip, watch out for snakes.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

A challenging walk so definitely not a leisurely activity but the view from the top is worth it! Good to do with friends or older children.

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

I have done this hike several times with one or two other people- the view at the top is spectacular and the purple mountains appear to go on forever. Its lovely to linger at the top. You certainly don't feel this close to Australia's capital and as I have never encountered many people on the walk, the remote feeling will... More 

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1 Thank Shirley W
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I was a bit apprehensive about the walk after reading some of the reviews... but the walk wasn't too tough. It is mostly steps on the way up, but not too long (took about 40 mins to get to the summit, and we were taking it very slow) and the views at the top make it totally worth it. It's... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 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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1 Thank Kym P
Islamabad, Pakistan
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Reviewed 14 December 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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Thank Oren F
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Reviewed 5 November 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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Thank Russell N
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 24 October 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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Reviewed 5 October 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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Reviewed 21 September 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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