Mount Majura, Canberra

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Mount Majura is a small mountain with an elevation of that is located in the northern suburbs of Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Mount Majura lies close to the more prominent Mount Ainslie and is the highest point within the urban boundaries of Canberra. Mount Majura is contained within part of the Canberra Nature Park.
Mount Majura is part of the Canberra Nature Park, lying at the eastern end of the suburb of, which is on the northeast edge of Canberra. At the summit of Mount Majura is a radar station and aircraft warning light for the nearby Canberra Airport. The station contains a primary and secondary radar system, as well as transmitters and receivers for Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and a repeater for the Canberra Amateur Radio Club. Canberra's North East electricity substation is also located near the base of the mountain and is accessed via walking paths on the Ainslie side. The road primarily serves the radar station and, unlike the road on Mount Ainslie, is unavailable to the public. However, there are popular walking trails which lead to the top of the mountain from and Hackett. There is also an extensive series of single track bicycle trails on the eastern side, in an area known as the Majura Pines. The hill is covered with native Australian trees, mostly eucalyptus, but is also home to a large number of highly sensitive rare plant species, including up to 26 species of terrestrial orchids.
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  • We are spoilt in the ACT for great walks and scenery, part of the centenary trail the Madura trail is worth a visit. It starts of nice and easy until your reach the saddle and then ramps up to the pea...  more »
  • Canberra is often called "the Bush Capital" and Mt Majura is an excellent place to explore that bush. Located above the suburb of Hackett, it's a 30 minute bus ride (#936 from the city centre to Hacke...  more »
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  • An enjoyable walk up Mt Majura. Fairly quiet and not too far to the top. Less than 2 hours generally depending on your walking speed.
  • While it doesn't give you the views that Mt Ainslie has, it does give you two unique ways to reach the top and the views are still pretty good showing you another part of Canberra. It's also pretty cool seeing the planes flying into land below you. The Hackett Gate lets you walk to the top via the ridge of the mountain and the other lets you reach the top by a more direct route. It's also a bit less crowded than My Ainslie.
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