The bridge over the upper cascades
Thursday 3 November: Cypress Pine Lookout and the cascades – S/E. This is the first of a series of 1.5–2 hours evening walks during daylight saving, suitable for young, old and in between, whether experienced or new to bushwalking. No need to book. Meet 6.30pm at the outer car park at Namadgi Visitor Centre just south of Tharwa. We will follow the Australian Alps Walking Track to a lookout over the Murrumbidgee Valley and the nearby granite cascades. Bring hat, sunscreen, and water bottle. Expect to finish before dark but bring a torch just in case. Map: Williamsdale. Leader: Jeff B. Transport: drive yourself.

4 of us met.


Distance: 4.5km walk (+ for me, 16km ride) |  Grading: S/E; E(4)


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

Track Notes

This week marks the first of the Canberra Bushwalking Club’s daylight savings evening walks. Check out the info on the CBC Facebook page and the Activity Program. Choose a walk and come and unwind with us after a day’s work in nature!

Being a resident of southern Canberra, I rode out to the meeting point at the Namadgi Visitors Centre. Arrived a little (ie. chronically) early, so took a turn around the Woodland Track at NVC and visited The Mouat Tree and Gudgenby in a Box.

We wandered up to Cypress Pine Lookout, passing a lovely display of late spring windflowers. A pause for the view, then a little further up to the bridge over the top cascades. Most relaxing.

Returned, all over by around 7.45pm, except for my ride home through the swarming insects on a balmy night.

Thanks Jeff and friends.


4 walkers – Jeff B (leader), Quentin M, Bev O’S, me.