Starting from the Jackie Howe Crescent, MacArthur, this walk takes you to the summit of MacArthur Hill via the Karralika Track and comes back. Short but sweet, this convenient walk can be a good way to separate yourself from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy the panoramic views over Wanniassa Hills Nature Reserve and Canberra in just a matter of minutes. Additionally, if you happen to be there when the sun sets, you’re in for a treat. 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 on to Monaro Highway, A23 then drive for 340 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Isabella Drive and drive for another 1.6 km
At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Coyne Street and drive for another 640 m
Turn right onto Jackie Howe Crescent and drive for another 420 m
Turn left and drive for another 10 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started Starting from Jackie Howe Crescent(410 metres north of intersection with Coyne Street), head towards the signposted metal gate along the concrete footpath uphill. Keep right as you pass around the gate, still following the concrete footpath as it veers right and separates from the vehicle track. Stay on the Karralika Firetrail to continue along MacArthur Hill via Karralika Track.....
Directions & comments
After another 235 m veer left, to head along Karralika Firetrail.
After another 460 m pass the "MacArthur Hill" (65 m on your left).
Continue another 35 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 730 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
MacArthur Hill via Karralika
30 min to 45 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)