Corin Dam – Namadgi


Canberra has four main sources of water and consequentially four dams. Three of these the Cotter, Bendora and Corin Dams are on the Cotter River, itself little more than a mountain stream, which flows through the western part of Namadgi National Park. Bendora and Corin (the subject of this review) Dams are within the National Park. Continue reading “Corin Dam – Namadgi”


Square Rock Walk – Namadgi


The Square Rock walk in Namadgi National Park is a 9kms return walk from the start at Square Rock car park on Corin Rd, just past the Corin Forest Mountain Retreat, or 10kms if you include a easy 500m side-trip to the Orroral Valley Lookout, as we did. Continue reading “Square Rock Walk – Namadgi”

Gibraltar Falls


Gibraltar Falls, one of the highest in the Australian Capital Territory, is a 50m high set of cascading falls in the northern part of Namadgi National Park, best combined with a visit to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve rather than other parts of Namadgi, due to logistics of getting there. Continue reading “Gibraltar Falls”


Brayshaws Hut – Settlers Track


If you walk the 9kms long Settlers Track in Namadgi National Park, which I strongly encourage you to do, you will encounter three old, restored dwellings along the way – Brayshaw’s Hut, Waterhole Hut and Westerman’s Homestead. This review is on Brayshaw’s Hut, the first dwelling you will encounter if you walk the loop walk in an anticlockwise direction, as recommended. Continue reading “Brayshaws Hut – Settlers Track”


Tharwa Explorer Walking Track


Having a strong interest in old cemeteries I was keen to visit the De Salis Cemetery – one of a small number of early 19th century private cemeteries in the Canberra region. Continue reading “Tharwa Explorer Walking Track”


The Australian Capital Territory’s Oldest Village

Cuppangabalong Woolshed

Tharwa is a small village located on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River in the Australia Capital Territory and lies a few kilometres to the south of Canberra, Australia’s capital city and home to The Rambling Wombat!  It is typically just passed through, by visitors, en route to Namadgi National Park or Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve (if you choose to come this way to the latter). Continue reading “The Australian Capital Territory’s Oldest Village”