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Namadgi National Park

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Address: Naas Road | Tharwa, Canberra 2620, Australia
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02 62072918

Welcome to Namadgi National Park.

Named after the Aboriginal word for the...

Welcome to Namadgi National Park.

Named after the Aboriginal word for the mountain ranges in the south-west of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Namadgi National Park was declared in 1984. The park covers over 106,095 hectares of the ACT and contains more than 160 kilometres of marked walking trails.

In Namadgi National Park you can experience Aboriginal and European history, beautiful camping sites, an abundance of native wildlife and many bushwalking trails through a range of unique natural environments.

Namadgi National Park is also the beginning of the Australian Alps Walking track which starts at the Namadgi Visitor Centre and snakes its way through the Australian Alps. The track end at Walhalla in Victoria after a total of 655 kilometres.

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Yankee Hat Rock Art Walk

An easy 6 km stroll which takes in some of the best that Namadgi National Park has to offer. Kangaroos aplenty, and Aboriginal rock art. This is an out-and-back walk on a well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Canberra, Australia

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Canberra, Australia
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

An easy 6 km stroll which takes in some of the best that Namadgi National Park has to offer. Kangaroos aplenty, and Aboriginal rock art. This is an out-and-back walk on a well marked, easy path. The walk takes you through open grasslands and small areas of eucalyptus forest.

Thank Dalicej
Mooloolaba, Australia
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought this would be like other National Parks where you go to the information centre and collect a map describing length and difficulty of a selection of walks and make a decision on what to do. Not so. No maps. Nobody behind the counter even though there was a shop. We waited around for 15-20 minutes then headed out... More 

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NamadgiNationalPark, Front Office Manager at Namadgi National Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. The Namadgi Visitor Centre does provide maps and guidance to the park and I am sorry you did not find this on your visit. Our visitor centre is also our ranger depot and although there may not have been anyone at the front counter, there is a bell to ring that should have alerted the... More 

Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Pleasant day trip from the city. Take a picnic and enjoy some bush walking and fresh air. There are bush toilets and limited tank water. There are information panels on the once Honey Suckle Creek tracking station site. It was built by NASA to support the Apollo missions to send man to the moon. HSC played a significant role in... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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910 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 406 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Did the Mt Tennent hike in the Namadgi National Park. It is a rather strenuous hike, but worth the pain, Stunning views. The park has a nice visitors centre with knowledgeable staff. Well worth the visit

Thank Brenton K
Orange, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The walking track is an easy, level terrain& quite do-able for any age group. The "locals" consisted of wombats, Roos & extensive bird life, as well as tranquil bush. A welcome BBQ at the facilities was the perfect end to our day! Can't wait for a return visit.

Thank Janice B
Bungendore, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Namadgi is a fabulous national park with picnic spots and walks from a few hundred metres to kilometrs. Aboriginal painting site is very special. VIC very interesting

Thank gregr0berts
Canberra, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We started our walk from the smokers car park (just a few metres up from the bobbin slide car park area) and it took less than an hour each way. It was less strenuous as the climb up/down is minimal. There are flora & fauna to look all along the way (lizards & wild flowers as in pic). Carry water... More 

Thank Browny2015ACT
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

It was a really pleasant hike and lots to see and do on my doorstep It was a real pleasure to use this park and it's well kept and maybe some new signage would help but overall great !!

Thank JIMMY1672014
Canberra, Australia
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607 reviews
295 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

You need to do a little bit of research to find the turnoff to the carpark for this walk as the signposts are not that clear. Once you turn off the main road you follow a gravel road that passes through a couple of low creek crossings to arrive at the carpark. The walk to Yankee Hat is clearly marked,... More 

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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Beautiful park with some really worthwhile walks. If you go during the week, you'll have it all to yourselves! Less than an hour's drive from Canberra, too.

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