Mountain 24km Walk

A nice walk, mostly on trails with spectacular views of Canberra 

If you want to see the bush capital, there is no better way than to walk with others on the 24km MountainMingle.

A slightly more challenging walk than Saturday’s 21km on trails with a few hills. But your reward is the spectacular scenery and variety of landscape and vegetation you’ll be a part of.

Starting at Albert Hall, walkers will head west, around the edge of the lake, and then you are off the hard surface.

You will walk on trails through the National Arboretum, then down through the Cork Forrest, around the back of Black Mountain and down through the National Botanic Gardens and back to civilization, through Acton and then across Commonwelath Bridge to finish back at Albert Hall.

Sunday 24k
oranges and easter eggs at checkpoint

Checkpoint at Frost Hollow

Arboretum checkpoint

Checkpoint at the National Arboretum

24km front hollow

Entering Aranda Bushland

Start Time

8:00am Sunday

Right: A start briefing in 2023.

Remember, this is NOT a race, so there is no need to be first off the starting line. Take it easy and enjoy the day.

24km start

On this walk…


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