Starting from the end of Jerrabomberra Hill Road(paved section), Jerrabomberra, this walk takes you to the mount’s summit, going through the eucalypt-dominated woodland and loops back. Let the relaxing birdsong take you away as you make your way up, and savor the exquisite views over Queanbeyan at the top. The signpost at the summit provides a great deal of information, as well as visually guiding you around. Birdwatching can be quite fruitful as the area is home to a bunch of bird species such as the Hooded Robin, Red-capped Robin and the Brown Treecreeper. 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.
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.
Turn left onto Lanyon Drive and drive for another 1.7 km
Turn right onto Tompsitt Drive and drive for another 1.1 km
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Limestone Drive and drive for another 510 m
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Halloran Drive and drive for another 450 m
Turn sharp right onto Jerrabomberra Hill Road and drive for another 85 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started Starting from the end of Jerrabomberra Hill Road(paved section), head towards the green metal gate with a “ROAD CLOSED” sign on it, along the pavement. Pass through the gap and continue straight to join the dirt fire trail veering slightly right, moving directly away from the gate. After around 20 metres, turn left into the woodland and follow the dirt trail to continue along Mount Jerrabomberra Circuit.....
Directions & comments
There is a car park (about 5 m back from the start).
After 5 m head through/around the gate.
After another 195 m turn left.
After another 90 m continue straight.
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 185 m continue straight.
After another 190 m continue straight.
After another 225 m continue straight.
After another 145 m continue straight.
After another 430 m veer right.
After another 130 m pass the water tap (on your left).
After another 305 m continue straight.
After another 105 m pass the "Mount Jerrabomberra" (65 m on your right).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. A highly recommended side trip taking you to the lookout at the top. To start this optional side trip veer right here. On returning from this side trip error >360 when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 50 m turn left.
After another 380 m continue straight.
After another 570 m turn sharp right.
After another 160 m turn left.
After another 180 m turn right.
After another 25 m come to the end.
A highly recommended side trip taking you to the lookout at the top.
Directions & comments
After another 40 m continue straight.
After another 80 m pass the "Mount Jerrabomberra" (20 m on your right).
After another 45 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 170 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Mount Jerrabomberra Circuit
1 h 15 min to 1 h 45 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)