Shepherds Lookout - ACT



DEG: -35.24099 148.97731
DMS: 35º 14' 27.56" S 148º 58' 38.32" E
UTM: 55 H 6098440mN 679914mE
Altitude: 552.34m


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Stockdill Drive Holt ACT 2615
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Perched over the mighty Murrumbidgee River on the edge of Belconnen, Shepherd's Lookout provides one of Canberra's best bush vistas, as well as some of our favourite walking tracks.

Named after nearby property owners, Shepherd's Lookout is the ACT's northern-most viewing point of the Murrumbidgee River. For thousands of years, this stretch of the river has provided water, fish, yabbies and waterbirds to the Ngunnawal people, as well as being an important habitat for platypus and the endangered Macquarie Perch and Murray Cod. Black Cypress Pine (Callitris endlicheri) grows here on thin, rocky soil, with their winged seeds being a favourite food of Gang Gang Cockatoos.

Walking tracks to Shepherd's Lookout and nearby Tong's Hole are easily accessible from Stockdill Drive, 3 km south-west from Ginninderry.

To get to Shepherds Lookout, start at the parking area three kilometres from the last traffic island on Stockdill Drive. Walk through Woodstock Nature Reserve to Shepherd’s Lookout for an impressive view along the Murrumbidgee. The return walk is only 1.2km; an easy 45 minutes.

Look out for the ACT border, three kilometres downstream. It's marked by power lines over the river.

Dogs are allowed on a lead.

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Closest Weather Station

Canberra at 16/06:30am EST
Distance from Shepherds Lookout 21.59km E
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Closest Climatic Station

Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) Aws
Distance from Shepherds Lookout 22.36km SE
Mean Max. °C29.628.
Mean Min. °C14.314.311.
Mean Rain mm50.773.751.727.822.148.641.349.060.557.074.369.2

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