ACT adventures (9 Apr 2021)

Square Rock walk had been suggested to us a couple of years ago but we’d never managed to get there. I finally had an opportunity to knock it off. It was a very pleasant walk through eucalypt forest up to the granite boulders look-out. I did the side trip off to Orroral Valley Lookout but I didn’t find a lookout – not sure if there is one, or if you just get to the edge of the plateau. Given it was a Friday I was a little surprised to see 5 other groups on my way down!


The ladder at Square Rock




Views from Square Rock


Aforementioned cliffs


Beautiful forest

I stopped and did a short way to Gibraltar Falls on my way back down the road.


Gibraltar Falls

Before heading to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and walking to Gibraltar Peak. I started from Dalsetta, and then did the full loop back via the Visitor’s Centre – where of course I stopped for a coffee and use of the wi-fi!


Gibraltar Peak from the logbook at Dalsetta


Views from my lunch spot


Views from the other side of Gibraltar Peak


The best kind of break part way through a walk

First time in a while where I’d done so much track walking (and therefore kilometres) in one day. Square Rock Lookout (incl Orroral Valley Lookout) is 10.25km according to the brochure, and the Gibraltar Peak Loop was around 13km.