2 October 2004 Grassy Creek Fire Trail Photos
Maps: Yaouk 8626-2N Second Edition 1:25000, Shannons Flat 8626-2S Second Edition 1:25000, Environment ACT Namadgi Guide
Getting There

This walk was organised by the CBC and led by Stan M:

('Grassy Creek/Old Boboyan Road (M/E-M) Enjoy a wander through the grasslands and forests of the southern ACT. See some of the old homesteads in the area. 4hrs actual walking, area has not been burnt.').

16 of us participated.  A drive to just shy of the southern end of Namadgi National Park and the ACT-NSW border via Tharwa and along the Boboyan Road.  A car shuffle is required to place a car at the exit point at the southern end of the Old Boboyan Road.  The drive plus shuffle took around 2 hours from Weston Creek.


This walk is number 21 on the Namadgi National Park map, Walks on walking tracks.  We set of from the stile by the road and Grassy Creek valley soon opened up.  We stopped for a short break to inspect Westermans Hut.  It was a real pleasure to find it in pristine condition - clean, no graffiti and not vandalised.

It was a nice change to walk on cleared, level track with the ground soft from recent rain.  Lunch was taken on a cleared hillside.

We then headed down the fire trail alongside Sheep Station Creek and onto the Old Boboyan Road alongside Naas Creek.

We stopped at the Boboyan Homestead ruin, marvelling at the fortitude of the pioneers.

On the way home, we stopped at the new lookout to take in the view.  All in all, a very pleasant stroll in the southern part of the ACT.

Distance: 18.1km  Time: 11am-4.30pm, with 1 hour 10 minutes of stops.

1 Approaching Westermans Homestead 2 View from the lunch spot 3 Boboyan Homestead fireplace circa 1900
4 Signage at the lookout on Boboyan Road 5 The real thing from the lookout