Mount Gingera, Namadgi National Park, starts from the carpark near Corin Dam, Cotter River, visiting the Pryor’s Hut, then moving onto the summit of Mt. Gingera and back. Mountains and forests as far as the eye can see. With practically no sign of civilization in sight, you’ll feel like you’re back in the middle ages as you come across this staggering view that can not be matched by many. That’s what you’re going to get as you take a deep breath of fresh air after the challenging hike you just overcame. Embrace the rewarding feeling of making it to the top, and maybe crack open your bag to enjoy a celebration meal. Make camp near the Pryor's Hut if you'd like to. If the forecast says the track might be covered in snow, bring trekking boots and poles as they will come in handy. 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.
Warning This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills. Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.
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.
At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Woodcock Drive and drive for another 2 km
Turn right onto Jim Pike Avenue and drive for another 820 m
Turn right onto Point Hut Road and drive for another 4.8 km
Turn right onto Tidbinbilla Road and drive for another 6.6 km
Turn left onto Corin Road and drive for another 22.2 km
Turn slight right and drive for another 40 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Directions & comments
After 30 m pass the toilet (9 m on your right).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. A side trip taking you to the bed of Cotton River, although check the water level out in advance to make sure it's not dry. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip error >360 when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 10 m veer left, to head along Stockyard Spur Walking Trail.
After another 2.1 km (at the intersection of Stockyard Spur Walking Trail & Stockyard Spur Track) turn left, to head along Stockyard Spur Track (a vehicle track).
After another 4.2 km (at the intersection of Mount Franklin Road & Stockyard Spur Track) turn left, to head along Mount Franklin Road (a vehicle track).
After another 940 m come to the "Pryors Hut" (40 m on your right).
After another 15 m pass the toilet (110 m on your right).
After another 1.2 km (at the intersection of Mt Gingera Walking Track & Mount Franklin Road) turn right, to head along Mt Gingera Walking Track (a walking track).
(Mount Gingera) Continue another 1.3 km to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 9.7 km to get back to the start.
A side trip taking you to the bed of Cotton River, although check the water level out in advance to make sure it's not dry.
Directions & comments
After another 590 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 590 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
7 h 30 min, 11 h to 2 days
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Very steep and difficult rock scrambles (5/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
Some facilities on route
Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 6.5 km apart with the largest gap of 12.2 km.