|8 April 2004
|Maps: Canberra 8727-3N Second Edition 1:25000
Oakey Hill is part of the Canberra Nature Park, open space between Weston and Lyons. It can be accessed along the road coming off Heysen St, from the walk- in track off Launceston St, from the underpass off Rubbo Crescent, from off Devonport Street and a number of other points.
I walk to work and back home at least three days a week, from Duffy to Woden. I always go over Oakey Hill.
It provides tremendous views, including the headlights and taillights of cars driving the Tuggeranong Parkway on dark winter evenings. But the most fascinating view, for me, is west to the Tidbinbilla Range and its peaks. I am drawn to them. In April 2004 I didn't have a clue which was what. I took maps and compass to the trig point, but still couldn't distinguish the major hills.
Since then, I've walked Pierce Hill, the ridge line from Camels Hump to Tidbinbilla Peak, and Mount Domain.
1 View to the west from Oakey Hill