Last updated 8Apr24

ACT High Hills

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Here’s a list of the 21 named peaks in the ACT over 1500m:
Peak Height
(m)
Location
UTM 55H (GDA94)
Date Visited
* = photo from this walk
Click on a thumbnail below
to see the full sized photo
1 Bimberi Peak 1913 Rendezvous Creek
662082-6052355
5 May 19
31 Mar 18
6-7 Nov 16

16-17 Oct 16

23-24 May 15

25 Apr 13

5-6 Apr 13
4 Feb 12
12-14 Sep 06*
2 Mt Gingera 1857 Corin Dam
661255-6061566
(the real Mt Gingera)
NB See the discussion
at 14 Apr 09
as to the real Mt Gingera
21 Jan 23
26 Mar 22
20 Mar 22
18 Jul 19
16 Feb 19
11 Nov 17
14 Jun 17

5 Nov 16

10 Jul 16

9 Jul 16
16 Aug 14

1 Feb 14
15 Jun 13
30 Jun 12
15-16 Oct 11
28 Jun 11
30 Apr 11
5 Feb 11
12 Jun 10
19 May 09
14 Apr 09*
21 Mar 09
17 Mar 09
3 Jun 08
4 Jul 06
25 May 05
3 Mt Murray 1845 Rendezvous Creek
662098-6049003
23-24 May 15
5-6 Apr 13

7 Apr 09*
8-9 Apr 06
4 Mt Kelly 1829 Rendezvous Creek
669856-6046043
18-19 Oct 14
14-16 Mar 14
13-14 Jul 13
7-8 Jul 12
19 Sep 09*
15 Dec 07
21-22 Jul 07
9-11 Dec 06
8-9 Jul 06
22-24 Apr 06
2-3 Jan 06
And from Mike R of the Bankstown Bushwalkers Apr09 comes…”One thing I have found that may interest you is in regard My Kelly. Its height is generally regarded as 1829m. The current Rendezvous Creek topo marks a trig but no height. This trig does not appear on the NSW trig register as most border trigs are. The topo has a minimum contour of 1820m but less than 1830m. I queried the trig height with Alex P who advised “the height of Mt Kelly is 1829m as per our non metric trig card. The ACT geodetic survey was undertaken during WW1. Secondary trigs like Kelly were constructed, heights from the mark to the top of the sighting disc measured and the trigs were basically abandoned. Heights may have been determined by barometric levelling or by trig heighting. Not sure what was done in Kelly’s case. Judging by the fact that its height of 6001 feet was not metricated and recorded on the metric card indicates the height was not considered reliable.”
5 Mt Scabby 1798 Yaouk
667687-6041179
22 Mar 14
13-14 Jul 13
7-8 Jun 08
15 Apr 08*
8-9 Jul 06
6 Mt Namadgi 1780 Rendezvous Creek
670978-6048104
17-18 Nov 18
15-17 Apr 17
8 Nov 14

10 Nov 12
6 Nov 10
7 Nov 09
7 Nov 08
10 Nov 07*
30 Sep-2 Oct 06
7 Mt Ginini 1762 Corin Dam
660723-6066781
26 Mar 22
6 Jul 19
16 Feb 19
16 Jan 16
15 Jun 13

30 Apr 11
5 Feb 11
16 Jan 10
18 Apr 09
21 Mar 09
31 Jan 09
8 Apr 08
18 Nov 06
15 Mar 06*
25 Feb 06
8 Mt Gudgenby 1739 Yaouk
672655-6039670
19 Sep 17
3 Apr 16

8 Oct 13

8 May 10
30 Sep-2 Oct 06
12 Nov 05*
9 Little Ginini 1735 Corin Dam
661057-6063854
21 Jan 23
19 Oct 22
26 Mar 22
6 Jul 19
16 Feb 19
15 Jun 13
30 Apr 11
5 Feb 11
14 Apr 09*
31 Jan 09
15 Mar 06
10 Mt Burbidge 1720 Rendezvous Creek
671583-6046264
6-7 Apr 19
18-19 Oct 14
17 Nov 09*
9-11 Dec 06
19 Nov 05
11 Sentry Box Mountain/
Sentry Box Rock
1696/
1673
Yaouk
671929-6033702

24 Sep 16
4 Jul 15
8-9 Sep 12

12 May 12
30 Aug 11*
26 Apr 11
28 Nov 06*
3 July 04
12 Little Bimberi 1650 Rendezvous Creek
663478-6050507
12-14 Sep 06*
13 Mt Franklin 1646 Tidbinbilla
661117-6071680
10 Dec 16
16 Jan 16
30 Apr 13

2 May 10
1 May 10
16 Jan 10*
15 Oct 08
6 Nov 07
17 Apr 07
15 Mar 06
14 Tidbinbilla Mountain 1615 Tidbinbilla
669510-6075957
8 Apr 24
20 May 23
19 Nov 22
26 Oct 22
31 Jul 19
17 Oct 17
27 May 17

13 Jun 15

30 Sep 14

18 Dec 10
2 Nov 10
29 Mar 08
3 Apr 07
10 Oct 06*
13 Jun 05
15 NMC107
(Orroral Hill)
1609 Rendezvous Creek
674901-6053719
17 Aug 19
8 Oct 16
14 Jan 14

26 May 12
4 Apr 09
5 Aug 08*
21 Nov 06
9 Aug 06
22 Oct 05
20 Aug 05
16 Mt Clear 1603 Bredbo
686352-6027822
13 Oct 18
14 Oct 17
15 Aug 15

15 Oct 13

21 Aug 12
27 Oct 09*
14 Sep 05
17 Mt McKeahnie 1602 Corin Dam
669697-6061293
29-30 Sep 17
19 Jul 06
18 Booths Hill
“Did you check the Parks & Cons repeater station on the summit? It was put there in 1986 and is still original, so might be a heritage site by now” from Don Fletcher comment on CBC FB post 30Aug22
1585 Rendezvous Creek
684560-6044198
11 May 19
5 Aug 17
22 Feb 14

31 Oct 06
19 Aug 06*
26 Jul 06
19 Tidbinbilla Peak 1561 Tidbinbilla
670683-6076921
11 Feb 23
16 Nov 22
14 Sep 22
31 Jul 19
17 Oct 17
28 Jun 17

24 Jun 17

27 May 17

13 Jun 15

30 Sep 14

16 Nov 13
24 Apr 12
18 Dec 10
2 Nov 10
23 Aug 08
29 Mar 08*
24 Jun 06
20 Jul 05
22 Jun 05
13 Jun 05
13 Sep 04
20 Yankee Hat South 1558 Yaouk
674934-6041542
An excellent article by Graeme Barrow
in the December 2009 NPA ACT Bulletin
(Vol 46 No 4),
identifying Yankee Hat ‘North’
as the real Yankee Hat.
28 Sep 19
22 Jun 10*
29 Aug 06
5 Feb 05
21 Mt Domain 1506 Tidbinbilla
669666-6072740
5 Feb 23
17 Dec 22
10 Dec 22
30 Nov 22
9 Nov 22
11 Aug 18

7 Apr 18
17 Oct 17

20 Sep 16

13 Aug 16

16 Jul 16

28 Mar 16

16 Mar 16

28 Aug 12

17 Jul 10
3 May 08*
29 Mar 08
9 Oct 07
5 Jun 07
10 Oct 06
13 Jun 05
1 Sep 04

Here’s the gpx file of ACT High Hills 1500m plus.

And here’s a map (show in full screen for best results):

Here’s a list of another 15 named peaks in the ACT 1400 – 1500m:
Peak Height
(m)
Location
UTM 55H (GDA94)
Date Visited
* = photo from this walk
Click on a thumbnail below
to see the full sized photo
1 Mt Aggie 1496 Tidbinbilla
660361-6073916
16 Mar 19
16 Jan 16
29 Sep 09

15 Mar 06
2 Coronet Peak 1494 Rendezvous Creek
667815-6053115
28-29 Oct 17
8 Apr 17

25 Jul 15

21 Oct 14

19 Nov 13
22 Feb 11
11 Aug 09*
30 Oct 07
5-6 Nov 05
3 McKeahnie Trig 1490 Corin Dam
669769-6063756
29 May 23
13 Apr 16
12 Dec 12

6 Jan 07
4 Oct 04*
22 Sep 04
4 Blue Gum Hill 1470 Corin Dam
678529-6064981
14 Mar 17
7 Aug 07

5 Sep 06
23 Oct 04
5 Mt Boboyan 1459 Colinton
679652-6036554
9 Mar 22
5-6 Jul 14
21 Jun 14

22 Oct 13
22 Oct 11
5 Mar 11
16 Jun 09
1 Jul 08*
1 Apr 08
25 Apr 07
21 Jun 06
10 Jul 04
See NPA Bulletin Volume 24 number 4 June 1987 page 6
and attached brochure for the construction of the Yerrabi Track.
6 Pheasant Hill 1455 Yaouk
677832-6029260
13 Oct 15
4 Jul 04
7 Bendora Hill 1451 Tidbinbilla
662422-6078197
16 Mar 19
16 Jan 16
29 Sep 09
*
15 Mar 06
8 Billy Billy Rocks 1450 Corin Dam
671989-6069153
22 Sep 18
21 Nov 17
14 May 16
26 Jul 14

30 Jan 10*
12 Jan 08
21 May 05
9 Yankee Hat North 1447 Rendezvous Creek
675621-6042421
An excellent article by Graeme Barrow
in the December 2009 NPA ACT Bulletin
(Vol 46 No 4),
identifying Yankee Hat ‘North’
as the real Yankee Hat.
9 Dec 14
3 Sep 13

5 Feb 05*
10 Johns Peak 1440 Tidbinbilla
671378-6077329
11 Feb 23
16 Nov 22
14 Sep 22

16 Apr 22
14 Mar 22
31 Jul 19
17 Oct 17
28 Jun 17

24 Jun 17
1 Mar 16

30 Sep 14

16 Nov 13
16 Mar 13
24 Apr 12
30 Jul 11
2 Nov 10
23 Aug 08*
29 Mar 08
24 Jun 06
22 Jun 05
13 Sep 04
11 Nursery Hill 1428 Rendezvous Creek
678092-6048335
14 Jul 15
16 Jul 11

23 Sep 05*
12 Snow Gum Hill 1426 Tidbinbilla
661005-6075892
12 Apr 11
29 Sep 09
15 Mar 06*
13 Hospital Hill 1425 Colinton
679925-6038108
21 Jun 06*
14 Shanahans Mountain 1424 Colinton
682516-6032885
21 Jun 14
6 Oct 09*
1 Apr 08
23 Nov 05
14 Sep 05
15 Mt Coree 1421 Cotter Dam
664567-6091346
15 Jul 17
13 Feb 16

8 Jun 13

30 Sep 12
31 Jul 12
25 May 10
7 Jul 09*
2 Sep 08
19 Feb 05

Here’s the gpx file of ACT High Hills 1400-1500m.

And here’s a map (show in full screen for best results):

(Courtesy of Terence U in CBC Newsletter November 2004)
Of course, it’s the relative height (= clean prominence) of the approach that’s the real crunch!

Here’s maybe some additions, 2 more:
Peak Height
(m)
Location
UTM 55H (GDA94)
Date Visited
* = photo from this walk
Click on a thumbnail below
to see the full sized photo
1 The Pimple 1460 Tidbinbilla
669434-6077097
19 Nov 22
30 Sep 14
29 Mar 08*
24 Jun 06
20 Jul 05
2 Camels Hump 1444 Tidbinbilla
671988-6079094
11 Feb 23
23 Apr 22
16 Apr 22
1 Jun 19
8 Sep 18
17 Oct 17
1 Mar 16

16 Nov 13

1 Nov 11
29 Oct 11
2 Oct 11
30 Jul 11
26 Mar 11
4 Sep 09
12 May 09
11 Apr 09
2 Sep 08
29 Mar 08*
15 Jan 08
27 Oct 07
5 Dec 06
13 Sep 04

Here’s the gpx file of ACT High Hills 1400-1500m.

And here’s a map (show in full screen for best results):

Here’s 5 not bad additions, not named on maps:
Peak Height
(m)
Location
UTM 55H (GDA94)
Date Visited
* = photo from this walk
Click on a thumbnail below
to see the full sized photo
1 ‘Ginger Ale’ 1760+ Corin Dam
660187-6058609
7 Oct 17
27 Oct 12

11 May 10*
2 ‘Mt Mavis’ (SH1711) 1711 Rendezvous Creek
672279-6049323
14 Sep 19
10 Apr 18
20 May 14

2 Apr 11
24 Nov 09
17 Jun 08
23 Sep 06*
3 ‘Mt Herlt’ 1620 Rendezvous Creek
673975-6047963
24 Nov 09*
14 Aug 07
28 Jun 06
4 ‘Dutchies Peak’ 1590 Corin Dam
670009-6060840
29-30 Sep 17
19 Jul 06
*
5 Cotter Rocks/
‘Split Rock’
1560 Rendezvous Creek
670068-6055509
10 Jun 23
28-29 Oct 17
16 Apr 16

2 Jul 11

22 May 10
12-14 Sep 06*
5 Nov 05
30 Sep 05
11 Dec 04
6 ‘Thunder Bluff’ 1400 Rendezvous Creek
673545-6053050
26 Oct 16
26 Oct 10

29 Apr 08*
9 Aug 06

Here’s the gpx file of ACT High Hills 6 additions not named on maps.

And here’s a map (show in full screen for best results):

 Here’s the lot:

Here’s the gpx file of ACT High Hills.

And here’s a map (show in full screen for best results):

High hills in Australia

Here’s a list of high hills in Australia and the highest in each state.

NSW High hills nearby

See the list here.

Here’s a bit of a story about wandering up the ACT’s high hills