Starting from the car park off Boboyan Road, Booth, this walk takes you to the Brandy Flat Hut and back via mostly a fire trail. Located in Namadgi National Park, this cosy little hut is one of the best alpine huts in ACT and sits beautifully in nature. Equipped with a fireplace and a toilet nearby, it surely is a convenient stop. You’ll probably spot lots of kangaroos and other wildlife as you go up and down the hills of Namadgi. And if by any chance you’re there on a foggy day, the walk transforms to a mysterious challenging adventure through nature. Just make sure you stay on the fire trail till the fog dissolves. Keep in mind that you have the option to make this a one-way trip as the fire trail is also accessible by motor vehicles. A 4WD vehicle is recommended. 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 2 onto Drakeford Drive and drive for another 700 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Tharwa Drive and drive for another 950 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Tharwa Drive and drive for another 540 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Tharwa Drive and drive for another 890 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Tharwa Drive and drive for another 1 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Tharwa Drive and drive for another 5 km
Turn slight left onto Naas Road and drive for another 31.5 km
Turn sharp left and drive for another 60 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park off Boboyan Road(21.36kms north of intersection with Shannons Flat Road), head towards the formed walking track along the dirt path. Stay on the track as it veers left into the woodland. In about 300 metres, veer right and join the dirt fire trail to continue along Brandy Flat Hut from South Track.....
Directions & comments
After another 305 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip taking you to Gudgenby Creek. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 4.3 km (at the intersection of Gudgenby Creek Firetrail & Brandy Flat North Fire Trail) turn left (a footpath).
Continue another 10 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 4.6 km to get back to the start.
About 20 m past the end is "Brandy Flat Hut".
About 40 m past the end is "Toilets".
An optional side trip taking you to Gudgenby Creek.
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Brandy Flat North Fire Trail & Gudgenby Creek Firetrail Start heading along Gudgenby Creek Firetrail (a vehicle track).
After another 305 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 305 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Brandy Flat Hut from South
3 h 15 min to 5 h
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Very steep (4/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)