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Walking & Cycling Canberra’s Centenary Trail, a new book in Woodslanes hugely successful walking guides series, introduces the best day walks and cycles for visitors and residents alike, ranging from leisurely urban strolls to the more rugged tracks deep in the bush. Detailed descriptions and maps help the reader explore the parks, bushland, lakes, rivers and most interesting urban areas along the way. As with previous titles in the series, the book is richly illustrated with over 150 full-colour photographs and detailed maps for every route. A summary table of routes indicating distances, facilities and highlights is included to help the reader find exactly the right route for the occasion. The book covers the full circuit, so those wishing the tackle the whole thing in one adventurous trip, with overnight stops, will also find it invaluable.


Nina Hvoslef and Tallis Didcott are passionate about the outdoors and physical activity. They both work in outdoor education. Tallis has lived in Canberra for 34 years, whilst Nina moved here from Norway in 2007. Their interests brought them together whilst working as rafting guides. 

Ninas background as a teacher and interest in writing combines with Talliss extensive outdoor experience and interest in photography to prove a useful combination to create this guide.

  • Regional maps
  • Introduction
  • Suggested itineraries
  • The Centenary Trail at a glance
  • Walking and Cycling Canberra’s Centenary Trail: Parliament House to Watson; Watson to Northern Border Campsite; Northern Border Campsite to Hall Village; Hall Village to Black Mountain; Black Mountain to Stromlo Forest Park; Stromlo Forest Park to Forest Park; Stromlo Forest Park to Tuggeranong Town Centre; Tuggeranong Town Centre to Parliament House
  • Acknowledgements to the traditional custodians
  • Australian Birds along the Centenary Trail
  • Australian Wildlife along the Centenary Trail
  • Australian Flora along the Centenary Trail
  • Exploring the Centenary Trail with children
  • Useful contacts and further reading
  • Safety on the trail
  • Off-road mountain biking
  • Map symbols
  • Index
  • About the authors


  • Part of Australia’s best-selling walking guide series with over 20 titles and nearly 200,000 copies in print
  • Australias new iconic track in 16 day routes
  • Enjoy the whole circuit as a through-hike or cycle, or as a series of half or full-day routes
  • Learn about local history, culture and environment
  • Find out about the many local activities and attractions - lots of things for the whole family
  • Includes colour maps, photos and detailed walk/cycle notes


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