Starting from Yankee Hat Carpark off Old Boboyan Road, Rendezvous Creek, this walk takes you to the Yankee Hat Rock Art Site and back, crossing the Bogong Creek on the way. A group of kangaroos will probably welcome you at the opening near the start, so don’t forget to salute them back as you move towards Bogong Creek. After you head into the pine woodland of Namadgi National Park, you’ll start seeing the exquisite paintings and art created by the Aboriginal People. You can study them, take pictures and try to guess what the different shapes and colours mean. You may also see pretty wildflowers throughout the track, so keep an eye out for them. You may need a 4WD vehicle that has good clearance, as the route to the start point can get muddy and partially flooded after heavy rain. 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.
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.
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Drakeford Drive and drive for another 700 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Tharwa Drive and drive for another 950 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Tharwa Drive and drive for another 540 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Tharwa Drive and drive for another 890 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Tharwa Drive and drive for another 1 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Tharwa Drive and drive for another 5 km
Turn slight left onto Naas Road and drive for another 30.5 km
Keep right onto Old Boboyan Road and drive for another 3.3 km
Turn right and drive for another 45 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the Yankee Hat Walking Track Carpark off Old Boboyan Road, head towards the informative trailhead signpost along the dirt path. Follow the signage and and join the formed track to your right. Stay on the track as it veers left and draws away from the road to continue along Yankee Hat Walk.....
Directions & comments
Start heading along Yankee Hat Walking Track.
Find the toilet at the start.
After 60 m pass a seat (on your left).
After another 960 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 1.6 km continue straight, to head along Yankee Hat Walking Track.
Continue another 380 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 3 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Yankee Hat Walk
1 h 45 min to 2 h 45 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)