Starting from the Glendale Depot Car Park on Brandy Flat Road, Booth, this walk takes you to Brandy Flat Hut via the Brandy Flat Hut North Fire Trail and back, crossing Reedy Creek along the way. Considered as one of the best alpine huts in the ACT, this cute little hut looks like it truly belongs in nature. Built in the late 70s, it has served as a shelter for bushwalkers for decades. You’ll probably run into lots of kangaroos as you make your way through the hills and forests of Namadgi, and some echidnas and reptiles if you are stealthy enough. Keep in mind that you have the option to make this a one-way trip as the fire trail is also accessible by motor vehicles(if the gate at the start is open). A 4WD vehicle is recommended. 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.
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Drakeford Drive and drive for another 700 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Tharwa Drive and drive for another 950 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Tharwa Drive and drive for another 540 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Tharwa Drive and drive for another 890 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Tharwa Drive and drive for another 1 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Tharwa Drive and drive for another 5 km
Turn slight left onto Naas Road and drive for another 23.5 km
Turn left and drive for another 270 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From Glendale Depot Car Park on Brandy Flat Road(120 metres east of intersection with Boboyan Road), head towards the yellow signposted metal gate along the dirt trail. Head over/around the gate and follow the formed fire trail(Brandy Flat North Fire Trail) as it veers right in the distance. Stay on the well-formed trail as you pass by the buildings to your right to continue along Brandy Flat Hut from North Track.....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Glendale Works Area Track & Brandy Flat Hut Walking Track Start heading along Glendale Works Area Track (a service road).
After another 420 m continue straight, to head along Glendale Works Area Track.
After another 295 m veer left.
After another 730 m (at the intersection of Brandy Flat North Fire Trail & Brandy Flat Hut Walking Track) continue straight, to head along Brandy Flat North Fire Trail.
After another 1 km (at the intersection of Brandy Flat North Fire Trail & Half Moon Creek Fire Trail) continue straight, to head along Brandy Flat North Fire Trail.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip taking you to Gudgenby Creek. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 2.9 km (at the intersection of Brandy Flat North Fire Trail & Gudgenby Creek Firetrail) turn sharp right (a footpath).
Continue another 10 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 5.3 km to get back to the start.
About 20 m past the end is "Brandy Flat Hut".
About 40 m past the end is "Toilets".
An optional side trip taking you to Gudgenby Creek.
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Brandy Flat North Fire Trail & Gudgenby Creek Firetrail Start heading along Gudgenby Creek Firetrail (a vehicle track).
After another 305 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 305 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Brandy Flat Hut from North
3 h 15 min to 5 h
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
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)