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Urban Bushwalks in Canberra

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Canberra, the capital city of Australia, is also known as the bush capital and it gets this reputation for two main reasons. Firstly it is the only city located within the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) of which 46% is made up of the sole National park, Namadgi National Park. Secondly one of the central features of the city’s design is the green space known as the ‘Hills, Ridges and Buffers zones’ which not only create a green belt but take this concept once step further ensuring that nature is a key element of the city’s design.

What this means is that there are a number of urban bush walks accessible within a short drive or walk without leaving the city. So if you live in Canberra you really have no excuse but to get out there and walk.

The following list of walks are located within, or just on the edge, of the city and won’t require you to spend much time getting there.

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Mount Arawang Summit Walk ACT (1.3km)

Percival Hill Walking Track ACT (1.3km)

Mount Rogers Loop ACT (2.1km)

Farrer Ridge Circuit ACT (2.1km)

Black Mountain Forest Loop Trail ACT (2.2 km)

Urambi Hills ACT (2.3km)

Davidson Hill Circuit ACT (2.6km)

Golden Sun Moth Walk ACT (2.6km)

Orchid Track ACT (3.2km)

Black Mountain Summit Trail ACT (3.5 km)

Cooleman Ridge Nature Trail ACT (3.6km)

Mount Painter Summit Walk ACT (3.7km)

Mt Taylor ACT (3.8 km)

Red Hill Summit Walk ACT (4.1km)

“Kokoda Track” – Mt Ainslie (4.5 km)

Callum Brae Nature Reserve Loop ACT (4.64km)

Little Mulligans Circuit ACT (5.0km)

Mount Majura Circuit ACT (6.1 km)

Northern Campground Walk ACT (6.2 km)

Lake Ginninderra Circuit ACT (7.2km)

Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve Bird Walk ACT (7.6km)

Mulligans Circuit ACT (11.3km)

Mt Ainslie-Mt Majura Circuit (16.6 km)

One Tree Hill ACT (8.4 km)

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