ACT - Molonglo Gorge
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ACT - Molonglo Gorge

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A scenic view of Molonglo River, as seen on the way to Blue Tiles picnic area by following a track that originates at the Molonglo Gorge Recreation Area car park. This spot is perhaps (in my view anyway) the most scenic scenery along this track. You have to get off the track and go down the slope for maybe 20m or so (?) to reach this spot. If you are uncomfortable with heights (as I am) though this isn't the place to hang around for long. There were several humongous fish (so big they were easily visible even from this height) swimming in the body of water directly below but unfortunately they are not in the photo.

The track that links the Molonglo Gorge Recreation Area to Blue Tiles picnic area, for some reason, had made me visualise in my head that it would be an easy stroll for a family out for a picnic at Blue Tiles. But I found this isn't quite so - while the track is well maintained and is no doubt suitable for an overall fit family to get to the picnic area, it is narrow and in some sections the track is rather rocky and climbs enough that one may want to be cautious about taking little kiddies or people not very steady on their feet. The track does make for a good bushwalk though and you can return from Blue Tiles via Kowen Forest to the north.

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