Cooleman Ridge is situated between the Canberra suburbs of Chapman (to the north) and Kambah (to the south). The ridge runs in general north-west to south-east direction, is about 3.5 km long with an area of 187 ha. Its highest point is Mt Arawang (765 m) with a general level of 600 m above sea level. The ridge offers extensive views east and north over Canberra and west over the Bullen, Tidbinbilla and Brindabella ranges.

Access to the Ridge can be made from various points/streets (see MAP).