Gibraltar Peak (1,038m), is a rocky outcrop with extensive views over the ACT, including Canberra and Black Mountain to the east. It's accessible via a walking trail or fire trail, or combine the two to form a loop. Locatted in the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, it's only 45min from the Canberra city centre.

Scrambling or Climbing
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

From the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, continue along main road to Dalsetta car park (5min drive)


Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve free guide (from visitor centre or download here)

Route/Trail notes

This walk starts at Dalsetta carpark , in the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve (about 5min drive from the Visitors Centre). The walking trail crosses a grassy plain before becoming a sandy trail, as it heads to the Eliza Saddle and then onto the peak. The summit, with its an amazing granite formation, offers spectacular views over the ACT.  Some scrambling/climbing  required to get to the very top - look for a high & narrow cleft between two huge boulders.

Return the same way, or take the Gibraltar Fire Trail to form a loop. 


Entry fee payable at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Visitor Centre ($13 for a single vehicle day pass in 2018)

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Really nice gradual hike followed by some very light scrambling along the giant boulders on the top of the mountain. The views are excellent, can see all the way to Canberra! Weather was a bit poor on the day I went but I did enjoy the gail force winds on the summit. Very similar to the walks in Giraween!

Vonsnrub on 12 Feb, 2021

Beautiful winters day. Up the trail & return via fire trail. Great views from the top.

Nick.b on 1 Jul, 2020

It was a very warm day so this was not easy going but the view both at the top and the bottom were beautiful.

Nadso on 14 Dec, 2017


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