Red Hill is a great spot to view Canberra. Along with Mount Ainslie and Black Mountain, it rates a mention in Margaret Wade's Canberra's Secrets as a top place to get a sense of the city. One writer, Kevin Cole, is quoted as saying: "like the seven hills of Rome, we've got the three hills of Canberra".
You can walk to Red Hill from different directions and you can drive there too. My favourite route is up the goat track that you can reach from a siding along Mugg Way. The track is quite steep and really gets the heart pumping and the blood up. I used to walk it every morning around 6.30am but in winter it was little dark and often wet and foggy. It was really exhilarating and would set up the day.
I often walk it with my young children who love it. They often turn it into a race, although it is good to take it slowly and enjoy the view and the bird and animal life. You often see kangaroos, or are they wallabies, or both? There is a cafe at the top, with fabulous views. Canberra is spread at your feet. Parliament House catches the eye, as do other landmarks.
I've selected some photographs but they are a little hazy and don't show off Red Hill at its most deserving. Perhaps others will load up their shots. And there is always room for a return visit to take further snaps.