Bendora Arboretum Track
3.5 km return
1 h 15 min to 1 h 45 min
Bendora Arboretum Track
3.5 km
Return

Walk
1 h 15 min to 1 h 45 min

Mtb

Run
40 min to 1 h

Starting from Mount Franklin Road, Brindabella, this walk takes you to the Bendora Arboretum and back via Chalet Road(a management road), visiting the historic Bendora Hut as well. Notice the change of smell as you walk through different tree sections in the arboretum as you enjoy the natural views and ambiance. 52 different tree species were planted in groups of 81 when the arboretum was first established in 1940. You can get into the details whilst exploring the arboretum as there are plenty of informative signposts at each section. Don’t miss out on the views over the valley while you’re focused on reading the said signposts. The historic Brenda Hut is there to welcome you to the arboretum, with some benches and a fireplace inside. Some people say that it was built in the early 1940s to serve as a shelter for the Forestry and Timber Bureau workers at the time. Others claim it was built in 1930 by Ted Kennedy for laborers building the road. The arboretum provides an entirely different experience in each season, from deciduous trees shedding their leaves to a silent white blanket over the land. Try to photograph each season to make them into a collage that you can proudly represent on your wall. Keep in mind there is no signal reception in the area, so make sure you inform others prior to the journey. 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.

Highlights
Views

Environment
Natural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Points of Interest
Bendora Hut

Places & Areas
Australia
Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Snowy Valleys Council
District of Cotter River
Brindabella
Great Dividing Range
Australia/Sydney Time Zone
Namadgi National Park
Bendora Arboretum
Bimberi Nature Reserve
Southern Slopes