Cooleman Ridge Nature Track

An easy loop track that offers stellar views of the Brindabella Ranges.
Hudson Brown
March 17, 2020


The Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve places you among some distinctly Australian flora and fauna. The area was once cleared to make way for cattle grazing, but it's since been restored to some of its original natural beauty. The nature track, a loop trail that is roughly 3.6 kilometres, begins at the end of Kathner Street in Chapman, and offers a reasonably peaceful saunter up through a ridge of towering eucalypt trees. You'll likely see other native species such as indigo false sarsaparilla and native pink geraniums, too.

Meanwhile, the wildlife here is particularly vibrant, as wedge-tailed eagles and Australian kestrels are known to roam the area. You'll also be able to admire the distant Brindabellas from the summit, and the Cooleman Trig station marks the turnaround point to complete the loop.

Image: A_Terracini via Flickr


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