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This map of Red Hill Nature Reserve is produced by the ACT Government and shows major tracks and contours. More…

The ACT Government produced a leaflet and map about Red Hill containing some limited information. More…

Some more A4 maps from openstreetmap.org can be printed from here

 

 

Google Earth map of Red Hill Nature Reserve and adjacent Canberra suburns

Google Earth map of Red Hill Nature Reserve and adjacent Canberra suburbs (click to enlarge)

 

From 1917 to the early 1920s, following Walter Burley Griffin’s plan to have red flowering plants on Red Hill, Charles Weston directed the planting of about 5,000 Callistemon citrinus (Crimson Bottlebrush).  The location of the Callistemon plantings can be seen in the rectangle shown on this 1917 map.  Many of the original plants can still be seen when viewed from the summit cafe, looking towards the lake, and also by taking the concrete path from below the summit restaurant directly downhill towards Mugga Way.

The Regenerators removed large quantities of woody weeds in 2014 and 2015 and some small native plants which were obscuring the plantation, to ensure that it can be better appreciated by visitors to the Hill.

 

Map of Red Hill in 1917 showing rectangular callistemon planting adjacent to the summit cafe

Map of Red Hill in 1917 showing rectangular callistemon planting adjacent to the summit cafe

 

The 1940 Plan of Canberra shows the tracks on Red Hill. One track generally follows the current Red Hill Drive to the (new) water reservoir near the summit. The second track follows an abandoned route to the calistemon plantation (1915).

Plan of Canberra 1940 6301389834_24a9ee7276_b