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So I had been to Mt Franklin as a kid with my uncle and family and had used the toboggan to get around. I had some memories of the area but was so pleased I had made the Day trip from Canberra to revisit the...More
great easily accessible place to go bushwalking especially when the wildflowers are in bloom. easiest spot to access is at the former mt franklin ski lodge (listed on google maps).. drop toilet available. also has info boards and bbq facilities
A magical place where human endeavour for thousands of years is on display. A wealth of knowledge is available and the traveller who avails themselves of this information will be rewarded when they visit.
The protection of this now important catchment area is somehow totally...More
Mt Franklin is reached by driving west from Canberra towards Cotter then taking the road to Brindabella, then turning left at Piccadilly Circus on the top of the range. From just before here, the road is gravel, but safe for 2WD cars. Mt Franklin used...More
Canberra's eary-access snow field. Every time it snows here, the locals drive up to Mt Franklin to play in the snow. It is also easily accessible during the summer where you can go on bushwalks and see the alpine flora and fauna.
Mt Franklin is the site of a chalet which was built by the Canberra Alpine Club in 1938 and burned in the disastrous bushfires of 2003. All that is there now is the footings of the original chalet, a roofed picnic shelter with some information...More