Canberra and the ACT boast a huge range of beautiful environments, making the region perfect for exploring on foot. This third edition of Canberra’s Best Bush, Park & City Walks introduces over 40 of the best walks for visitors and residents alike, ranging from fascinating city walks and leisurely lake-side strolls to more rugged tracks deep in the bush. Completely updated, the book now includes some of the walks that previously appeared in Best Bush, Town and Village Walks Around the ACT. Detailed descriptions and maps help the reader explore the region’s parks, bushland, lakes, rivers and most interesting urban areas.
The book is richly illustrated with over 150 full- colour photographs and dozens of detailed maps. A summary table of walks indicating distances, facilities and highlights is included to help the reader find exactly the right walk for the occasion. Walking chapters: Central Canberra, Lake Burley Griffin and surrounds, Northern Canberra, Southern Canberra, Queanbeyan & Surrounds, Tidbinbilla, Namadgi & Murrumbidgee.
Marion Stuart was been a teacher in Canberra for many years. Born in Canberra with family in the area, she grew up with an understanding of early Canberra and the history of the region. However, researching and writing this book gave her another perspective altogether. Many of the walks for this book were first completed as a young girl - some have changed dramatically and others seem virtually unchanged, except for signage and a better defined path.
Michael Nelmes (BAppSc, MAstr) is a cultural heritage author, editor and museum curator who has lived in Canberra for most of his life. Seeking to connect with nature and with the unique beauty of the national capital, he has trekked most of the walks in this book over the last 40 years. He welcomed the opportunity to complete the walks for this update. In his travels around Australia and overseas, walking and cycling are his preferred mode of exploration. At home, he feels fortunate to live next to the scenic and tranquil Mt Rogers (featured in these pages) which he walks daily with two beloved kelpies.
Lake Burley Griffin and surrounds
Queanbeyan & Surrounds
Tidbinbilla, Namadgi & Murrumbidgee