What is Black Mountain Nature Reserve?

Black Mountain Nature ReserveBlack Mountain Nature Reserve is part of Canberra Nature Park. It epitomises the image of Canberra as the ‘Bush Capital’. Its rich diversity is a delight for local residents and visitors.

The intriguing forested slopes offer walks in the bush and panoramic views of Canberra and surrounding mountains. And it’s all within three kilometres of the city centre.

Enter the Reserve at Frith Road (near the ACTEW substation), Belconnen Way, Caswell Drive, Black Mountain Drive, or Clunies Ross Street and the Australian National Botanic Gardens during daylight hours to the Summit Walk.

What can I do on Black Mountain?

  • walk to the top and admire the views
  • explore other walking paths
  • see and hear the birds; go birdwatching
  • enjoy wildflowers, especially in spring
  • jog or cycle along the formed vehicle trails
Brown snake
Brown snake
Tiger moth
Tiger moth
Spider
Spider in leaf litter
Ant mound
Ant mound
Wallaby
Wallaby