A kangaroo in snow at Smokers Flat, Namadgi National Park. Photo by Peter Meusburger.

A kangaroo in snow at Smokers Flat, Namadgi National Park. Photo by Peter Meusburger.

A picture perfect landscape

Off to Canberra's south and west lays a mountain range many locals resonate with but few actually visit.

The Brindabella Range towers over Canberra and provides city dwellers with stunning visuals. But for Peter Meusburger, it's almost a second home.

Meusburger - who works at ANU in the Facilities and Services Division - spends most weekends hiking and exploring the rough, yet beautiful, terrain of the Brindabellas, and he loves every second.

"It's an amazing feeling being up there in a place where very few humans go," he says.

"It's such a peaceful place. From up in the Brindabellas, there are only a few landmarks in Canberra that you can see.

"The tall tower in Woden, Lake Burley Griffin and the ANU Heavy Ion Accelerator are the ones that stand out.

"Everything else is a sea of trees."