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Shepherds Lookout

Shepherds Lookout view
Shepherds Lookout view


To get to Shepherds Lookout, start at the parking area three kilometres from the last traffic island on Stockdill Drive.

Walk through Woodstock Nature Reserve to Shepherd’s Lookout for an impressive view along the Murrumbidgee. The return walk is only 1.2 kilometres, an easy 45 minutes.

Look out for the ACT border, three kilometres downstream. It's marked by power lines over the river.

Dogs are allowed on a lead.

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Shepherds Lookout carpark, Stockdill Drive, Holt, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

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TripAdvisor ratingBased on 18 reviews

“Short stroll great view”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 3yrs ago by sagreatdan

Wow, I've been in canberra for a few years and had no idea this lookout was there. It's an easy stroll down to the lookout, about 1.2 km return. The view is great and there is lots of water in the...

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“Beautiful views”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 4yrs ago by Honest12345678910

Went with my partner and mum and was pleasantly surprised. The views were beautiful, walking track is in good shape and we all enjoyed it. We did get a bit lost and walked an extra 40 mins as we went...

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“Spectacular view close to suburban Canberra”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 4yrs ago by Jon R

The lookout overlooks the winding Murrumbidgee River just below its confluence with the Molonglo. This particular part of the river is almost a gorge, with steep-sided hills leading down to the...

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