Children, be wary of crazy men doing things behind trees

Friday 25 May: Geocaching in Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve – M/M. Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve is an area of open woodland between the new suburbs of Gungahlin and the NSW border where with little effort you can feel remote from the cares of a big city. Ascend the hills, and there are fine views over Gungahlin and into New South Wales. It is also the location of numerous geocaches which we will seek out. All walkers are welcome, you do not need to be a registered geocacher. If you wish to know more, go to website. Registration there is free. We will start at 8am in an effort to avoid the worst of Gungahlin peak hour traffic. Bring morning tea and lunch; we will plan to finish at about 2pm. Leader: Derek S.


Distance: 14.3km | Climb: 490m | Time: 8.10am – 2.00pm (5hrs 50mins), including 45 mins of breaks | Grading: M/M; M(9)


Photographs are available, where you can start a large sized slideshow.

Waypoint and Track Files

Download the gpx file for this trip (if your browser does not automatically download the file, it will open the gpx file in a new window and you can then save it). To use in Google Earth, do File, Open… and select Gps or All files as the File Type.

Track Notes

If you want a geocaching walk with a true gentleman, go with Kambahkid. He’s a personal friend, a very fit bushwalker and a super nice guy. We had a great day!

We found plenty of caches (17 for me and heaps more for Derek). Nice views over the developing suburb of Throsby and into Gungahlin. Great spots for morning tea and lunch.

Our only problem was the new Goorooyarroo animal exclusion fence, under construction. There was a half problem:

This caused a half-height problem

and a full problem:

This caused a full-height problem

Thank goodness Derek knew the location o a couple of gates in the new fence.

A productive day. We’ll do it again.

Track Map




2 walkers – Derek S (leader), me.