Theodore grinding grooves

Wednesday 22 November: Southside Stroll in daylight savings – Theodore knolls and the axe grinding grooves – S/E. Meet at the Callister Crescent Theodore car park for a 6.30pm start. We’ll walk NE over two knolls in the Tuggeranong Hill Nature Reserve to the aboriginal axe grinding grooves above Tuggeranong Creek. Around 5km return and 300m climb. If we want more, a quick visit NW to Tuggeranong Hill adds 2.5km and 150m climb. Map: Tuggeranong. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877 . Transport: Please drive yourself. No need to book.


Distance: 6.4km | Climb: 270m | Time: 6.10 – 8.00pm 1hr 50mins), including 15 mins of breaks | Grading: S/E-M,ptX; E(7)


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Waypoint and Track Files

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Track Notes

Living in north Cooma (well, Gordon), I drove to the south side of the Tuggeranong Hills Nature Reserve saddle, parked at the top of Eaglemont Retreat and walked over past the electricity sub-station to the Callister Crescent car park.

Everyone arrived on time and off we went up the track for a while, then up onto the top of the first knoll. Views over Theodore and other southern suburbs. Down a bit of a dip and up to the second knoll, then down to the back of the houses. We wandered around to the grinding grooves above Tuggeranong Creek. They were sporting new signage.

A poke about, then return via the low track around the back of the houses. No time to pop up Tuggeranong Hill, as it was getting dark.

Thanks all.

Track Map



8 walkers – Con A, Victor H, Ming L, Stephen M, Gordon M-J, Alex N, Lorraine T, me.