Can you drive to the top of Mount Stromlo?

Canberra roads are easily navigated from the main highways that come through – set a route for Dave McInnes Road to get to the bottom carpark, or drive to the top on Mount Stromlo Road for awesome views either side, and of course the trail head found at the very top.

Can I ride at Stromlo?

Adjacent to the main carpark is a café/bar and bike hire for all of your pre and post activity needs, as well as the award-winning Stromlo Shuttle Bus service. Whatever your outdoor passion is – running, walking, mountain biking, cycling or horse riding – Stromlo is waiting for you!

Can you walk up Mt Stromlo?

Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 2 h 39 min to complete. This is a popular trail for hiking, mountain biking, and trail running, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.

Are there showers at Stromlo?

The mountain bike trails are the real stars but to be complimented by an excellent covered picnic area, clean public toilets and warm showers makes Stromlo an absolute pleasure to visit.

Can you self shuttle stromlo?

Self-shuttles can be run up Mt Stromlo Rd from the “Bush Fire Memorial” car park. Competitors are reminded that this is utilising a public road and all road rules are to be obeyed. Any reports from the Police or Public regarding unsafe or illegal behavior will result in exclusion from the event.

Is stromlo boom gate open?

The Mount Stromlo Observatory site is open to the public daily from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Are dogs allowed on Mt Stromlo?

Please remember all dogs are required to be on a lead at all times, and should not be on the single track. The park contains many kilometers of fire trails more suited to these types of activities.

Are dogs allowed on Mount Stromlo?

Are dogs allowed at Stromlo?

What is Mount Stromlo and why is it there?

Mount Stromlo Observatory is the headquarters of the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, a world-respected community of researchers exploring the heavens. The Mount Stromlo Observatory (MSO) is the headquarters of RSAA, located in Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory.

Where can I walk my dog in Canberra?


  • 600 metres return. SHEPHERDS LOOKOUT.
  • 3.7 kilometres return. MOUNT PAINTER SUMMIT WALK.
  • 3.2 kilometres return. RED HILL LOOKOUT WALK.
  • 4.5 kilometres return.
  • 3.8 kilometres return.
  • 3.6-kilometre loop.
  • 6 kilometres return.
  • 16.6 kilometres return.

Can you take dogs to Tidbinbilla?

No dogs allowed. Tidbinbilla offers outstanding wildlife viewing, the Sanctuary wetlands, bushwalking, great BBQ spots and fun for kids on the Discovery Playground.

What is the Heritage Trail at Mt Stromlo?

Mt Stromlo is the headquarters of The Australian National University’s Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA). It is one of two key sites for the School, the other at Sliding Spring, near Coonabarabran, NSW. The Heritage Trail includes 12 interpretive signs which combined provide a comprehensive history of the Mt Stromlo Observatory.

What is the grade of the trails at Stromlo?

At Stromlo we have grades to suit most riders, from the easy green graded trails to the extremely difficult double black diamond trails. 2100mm plus or minus 900mm. 900mm plus or minus 300mm for tread or bridges. 600mm plus or minus 300mm for tread or bridges. 300mm plus or minus 150mm for tread and bridges. Structures can vary.

What is Stromlo Forest Park?

Officially opened in 2007, Stromlo Forest Park is a world-class, multi-use recreational sporting facility available to both recreational and professional users.

What is LoopLoop 4 at Stromlo?

Loop 4 is a full lap of Stromlo Forest Park’s mountain bike trails, riding the CORC Main Trunk Trail all the way. The climb takes you up towards Mt Stromlo and the descent to the western side of the mountain is where the trails are much rockier and tree cover is more prevalent.