Walk back in time along the Settlers Track to experience huts, homesteads and other historic sites from the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Namadgi area was first settled by Europeans in the mid 1830s. Early settlers included Flora and William Brayshaw, who married in 1844 and raised a family of 14 in the Bobeyan Valley. The Brayshaws retained their association with the area for over a century.
The Settlers Track is a moderate 6 km return walk along a marked trail. There is a longer trail of 9 km that also takes in Waterhole Hut. It is a generally flat walk with gentle slopes.Some short sections of the Brayshaw’s to Waterhole Hut track are moderately steep. Seats, toilets and interpretive signs are provided. Follow the track map walking in an anti clockwise direction.
Meet: Cooma North Shops Carpark at 7.45am for a prompt 8am Departure. The trip out to the track head should be about 1 hour.
We will be heading out on Mittagang Road, past prime sheep properties, the road turns to dust (sorry dirt) and becomes Shannon’s Flat Road. Then onto the Boboyan Road, across the NSW-ACT border to the Historic Brayshaw’s Homestead Carpark. For those needing a toilet stop after the dirt road, there is a public toilet of the ACT park variety.
Car Pooling would be a good option. Organised in situ at meeting place.
All weather gear eg: shower jacket, sunscreen sturdy footwear. No phone coverage. Personal medication requirements, binoculars, camera and rubbish bag. It is good environmental practice to “Carry it in, carry it out” so be prepared to take your litter home.
Sense of adventure, appreciation, curiosity and fun!
Sustenance: Morning Tea, Lunch, snacks, water…. Don’t go hungry! We’ll be doing the 9Km walk so fuel up!