We're just being jaded - its a fantastic setup!School me on the ins and outs of Stromlo...seems like a good setup - no? Got as far as the trail map at the end of the carpark when I went there the other week (on my roadie - did a couple of laps of the crit circuit though). Is it not as good as it seems? Once I do get a MTB, will be looking for somewhere to take my 8 year old to play on some easy tracks and thought Stromlo would be a good start.
There were some more technical parts that got 'smoothed over' last year that we won't let go - but if you never knew about them it makes little difference.
Its a fantastic place to start riding, there is a nice easy loop that goes near the carpark for starting out. Then, its a matter of picking one of the XC loops (depending on how far you want to ride). The more technical stuff is out the back, and the fast flowy tracks come down the front - most from the trailhead at the top of the main climb. The main climb is pretty gentle, I see a lot of kids on it - there are places to take a break as needed.
You should also check out Majura and Bruce Ridge - lots of smaller loops at those places.