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3 Hut Circuit (Hospital Creek, Frank and Jacks & ACT Forests huts)

2h 45 min to 4h 30 min

5.6km
circuit

↑ 147 m
↓ -146 m

Moderate track
Starting from Yankee Hat Walking Track off Old Boboyan Road, Rendezvous Creek, this circuit walk takes you through the hills and valleys of Namadgi National Park, visiting 3 huts along the way: ACT Forests, Hospital Creek, and ‘Frank and Jacks’. The kangaroos and wallabies welcome you prior to entering the pine woodland of NNP. After merely meters into the woodland, the ACT Forests Hut is right there for you to explore. Built in 1966, the metal structure is equipped with a rainwater tank. The next hut you’ll visit is the Hospital Creek Hut(3.48km return side trip), which can be considered the highlight of the walk. Located near the aptly named creek, the hut sits amidst prolific gum trees which are full of birds. Also built in 1966, it’s made of sawn timber and bush poles, covered with iron. Plus, it still contains an original kerosene fridge inside. Frank and Jacks Hut is the last hut on the journey(1.42km return side trip), also known as Franks Hut, or Franks in the Pines. Built in 1954 by Cecil Hopkins of Queanbeyan for Frank and Jack Oldfield, the hut has 3 rooms with timber floors and a brick fireplace. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey.
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.

Getting There
Trackhead (-35.7574027,148.9739663)
Mode Car
DirectionsF

Track Notes

Getting started
From Yankee Hat Walking Track Carpark, head towards the black metal gate that is located on Old Boboyan Road(four-wheel drive access dirt road). Pass through the gap next to the gate and continue straight along the dirt path. After about 25 metres turn left to join the Boboyan Pines Fire Track. Stay on the track as you pass by the ACT Forests Hut to your right to continue along 3 Hut Circuit.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start
Start.
Turn right
After another 10m turn right, to head along Old Boboyan Road.
There is a toilet (about 35m back from the start).
After 65m head through/around the gate.
Turn left
After another 7m (at the intersection of Old Boboyan Road & Boboyan Pines Fire Track) turn left, to head along Boboyan Pines Fire Track (a vehicle track).
After another 180m come to the "ACT Forests Hut" tourism|alpine_hut (6m on your right).
After another 330m continue straight, to head along Boboyan Pines Fire Track.
After another 130m continue straight, to head along Boboyan Pines Fire Track.
Turn right
After another 770m turn right, to head along Boboyan Pines Fire Track.
Side trip to Hospital Creek Hut and Hospital Creek(3.48km return). Details below.
Turn right
After another 1.7km (at the intersection of Old Boboyan Road & Boboyan Pines Fire Track) turn right, to head along Old Boboyan Road (a vehicle track).
After another 125m continue straight, to head along Old Boboyan Road.
Side trip to Frank and Jacks Hut.(1.42km return) Details below.
Continue straight
After another 370m (at the intersection of Old Boboyan Road & Bogong Creek Track) continue straight, to head along Old Boboyan Road.
After another 570m continue straight, to head along Old Boboyan Road.
After another 1.4km (at the intersection of Old Boboyan Road & Boboyan Pines Fire Track) continue straight, to head along Old Boboyan Road.

Side trip to Hospital Creek Hut and Hospital Creek(3.48km return).
Turn map Directions & comments
Start
At the intersection of Boboyan Pines Fire Track & Old Boboyan Road heading along Old Boboyan Road (a vehicle track).
Turn left
After another 1.4km turn left.
The end
Continue another 325m to find the end.
About 20m past the end is "Hospital Creek Hut" tourism|alpine_hut

Side trip to Frank and Jacks Hut.(1.42km return)
Turn map Directions & comments
Start
At the intersection of Old Boboyan Road & Bogong Creek Track heading along Bogong Creek Track (a vehicle track).
After another 650m continue straight.
The end
Continue another 55m to find Frank and Jacks Hutthe end.
"Frank and Jacks Hut" tourism|alpine_hut
Terrain


AS 2156.1-2001 - Walking tracks Classification
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 5.6km
Time 2h 45 min to 4h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet There is one -23m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-23m



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