Take a hike up to Square Rock and you’ll become lost in time, wandering through the traditional lands of the Ngunnawal people and scrambling over the large granite boulders of Namadgi National Park.


  • Abundant wildlife
  • Incredible sunsets
  • Great running tracks

The Hike To Square Rock

Square Rock is located in Namadgi National Park. The track starts next to the right of the car park (don’t head up the big fire trail to the left and wander around for an hour like I did). Fill in the log book then start your adventure.

The narrow track is well trodden and you will traverse the snowy gums, stepping stones and try to avoid the wombat poo. The ascent is reasonably steep in places but with plenty of opportunities to rest. At the end of the hike you will find a ladder bolted to the rocks, begin your climb up the giant boulders to the top.

Square Rock // Namadgi National Park (ACT), Shea-Cara Hammond, stone steps, boulder, trees, going up

During the winter months you can expect to find a light dusting of snow as you break the tree line as well as being treated to a glorious sunset. The summer months are equally spectacular with bird life and other marsupials.

Essential Gear

How to Get There

Square Rock is approximately 50 minutes from Canberra. Follow along Corin Road off Tidbinbilla Road until you see the Square Rock car park sign on the left. Approximate location here.


  • Hiking
  • Photography
  • Animal watching

Skill Level


Distance Covered

9km return / 2-3 hours


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