Popular Walks

3.6 km return
70 mins

Black Mountain Summit Trail

A steep walk to the top of Black Mountain

11.6 km
4 hrs

Camels Hump

This walk begins at Mountain Ck Car park within Tidbinbilla nature Reserve. The track is a fire trail, Quite steep at first then becoming moderate until 'Camels Back' (signed) beyond this a 500 mtr, unmarked but quite well defined track will lead you to the summit. The veiws of Canberra and surrounds from this last section are spectacular. Well worth the $10 reserve entrance fee (unless you get there between 730 and 9 am.

7.7 km
3 hrs

Gibraltar Peak

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.

7 km one-way
3 hrs

Kambah Pool to Pine Island

A scenic and rewarding trail which includes views over Red Rock Gorge on the Murrumbidgee River. This walk is one part of the longer Murrumbidgee Discovery Track from Casuarina Sands to Point Hut Crossing.

Very Easy
5 km return
2 hrs

Lake Burley Griffin Circuit (Bridge to Bridge)

Stroll around Lake Burley Griffin and enjoy the national attractions, cafes and parks you’ll find along the way. Do as the locals do and do the ‘bridge to bridge’ walk (Commonwealth Bridge to Kings Avenue Bridge), then make your way to Commonwealth Park, the home of Floriade in spring, but perfect for visiting at any time of year.

2 km return
1 hr

Mt Taylor

A short hike up to the summit of Mt Taylor will reward you with excellent views of Canberra and beyond. It is a good alternative to Black Mountain and Mt Ainslie that enables you to avoid all the tourists and actually hike up a mountain you couldn't just drive up.

9 km return
3 hrs

Settlers Track

This is an easy walk that you can choose to do the full nine kilometres return walk or take the shorter six kilometre return walk. It's the same walk, you just take a short cut to cut out three kilometres of the overall walk.
The walk does have some moderate inclines, but these aren't that challenging if you pace yourself, if you find these parts a little difficult.
The walk takes you past three huts built and used by early settlers. The information brochure that is available at the track head gives good insight and detail of the walk.

6 km return
2 hrs

Yankee Hat

6 km return through open plains with Aboriginal rock paintings at the end

12 km
4 hrs

Brandy Flat

Great walk to a beautiful hut, great for overnight (bring a a tent, not recommended to use huts except in emergency). Can also walk in/out via Caloola Farm, 6kms. Very cold in winter!

8 km
2 hrs

Horse Gully Hut

Walk along Naas River. Info posts along the way. All on fire trail. Also goes past Demandering Hut. Both huts are in good condition, recommended to take a tent though & avoid staying in the huts except in case of emergency. Most Namadgi huts have basic supplies - matches, info, wood etc.