Mount Tennent

Namadgi National Park

A 30min drive from Canberra, Mount Tennent is a great half-day walk that incorporates part of the Australian Alps Walking Track and offers expansive views from the summit. Parts of its are fairly steep, as you are climbing about 800m to the summit (elevation 1,375m asl).

Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Start at Namadgi National Park Visitors Centre (access via Tharwa). 


Route/Trail notes

The first section of the track also forms part of the short “Woodland Discovery Trail” and is relatively flat as it heads towards the hills in the distance. After about 600m the track crosses Boboyan Road, with the Walk Register located on the opposite side of the road (you can also start and end the walk here). After another kilometre the track starts climbing, although not too steeply, with the The Cypress Pine Lookout being reached about 1.6km from the road (2.2km from the Namadgi Visitor Information Centre). The track now climbs fairly consistently; at the 4.8km mark there’s an intersection with the Australian Alpine Walking Track continuing to the right anf the track to Mount Tennent to the left. The next 1.4km is fairly flat, and is very pleasant walking through tall snow gums before reaching a large grassy plain, From here a fire trail covers the final 1.2km to the top.



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If I had to compare it to another mountain I'd say it was like a less intense version of Walsh's Pyramid. Took close to 2hrs to climb and saw a record 3 snakes (2 of them brown snakes) along the way. The view from the top was fantastic and made the walk worthwhile. Quite a popular walk (I went on a public holiday), I probably saw around 30 other people hiking it. There is a really well marked track the entire way, I couldn't imagine anyone having any difficulty following it.

Vonsnrub on 14 Mar, 2022


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