Starting from Stockdill Drive, ACT, this walk takes you to Shepherd’s Lookout via a walking track of the same name, then loops back. Since it’s quite short and sweet, this peaceful stroll can make for a great family trip, including your dog. When you’re at the lookout, expect a panoramic view over the Murrumbidgee River and the green hills of Woodstock Nature Reserve. As you take in the scenery, try to keep an eye out for Yellow-tailed black cockatoos and other birds. After you make sure you got enough of that view, make your back through the woodland to squeeze out more out of this track. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Kingsford Smith Drive and drive for another 295 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Drake Brockman Drive and drive for another 2.5 km
Turn left onto Pro Hart Avenue and drive for another 900 m
Turn left onto Stockdill Drive and drive for another 2.4 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From Stockdill Drive(2.14km southwest of intersection with Pro Hart Avenue), head towards the car park that’s closed off by boulders along the pavement, moving directly away from the main road. Pass through the 2 lines of boulders serving as bollards and join the narrow concrete track, heading directly away from the road. Follow the walking track straight into the woodland to continue along Shepherd’s Lookout Track.....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Shepherd's Lookout walking track & Stockdill Drive Start heading along Shepherd's Lookout walking track (a walking track).
Find the car park at the start.
After another 90 m pass the sign (6 m on your left).
After another 205 m continue straight, to head along Shepherd's Lookout walking track.
After another 330 m come to the "Shepherd's Lookout".
After another 15 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 45 m continue straight, to head along Shepherd's Lookout walking track.
After another 70 m pass the sign (7 m on your right).
After another 290 m veer right, to head along Shepherd's Lookout walking track.
After another 50 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 250 m to find the car park.
After another 10 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
20 min to 40 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)