The Gungahlin Trig has a rather interesting design, consisting of a vertical post on top of Gungahlin Hill. It’s a very small hill, and doesn’t really have a “summit” – or a view! Gungahlin – the name of the trig as well as one of the original eighteen districts of the Australian Capital Territory – is an Aboriginal word meaning either “white man’s house” or “little rocky hill”.
Getting to Gungahlin Trig
This is an easy trig to reach, via a walking track in the Gungaderra Grasslands that starts on Cocoparra Crescent in Crace, a relatively new suburb in the north of Canberra. The suburb was named after Edward Kendall Crace, an original settler in the Gungahlin area.
The walking track soon reaches a firetrail which goes up to a water reservoir, and another walking trail branches off and heads up to the top of the hill. The trig is only a few metres from the trail