Black Mountain Summit Ramble


Black Mountain was declared a Nature Reserve by Hon Peter Nixon, Minister for the Interior on 23 July 1970, and the declaration was gazetted on 30 July 1970.

The Summit Walk, a joint initiative between the ACT Government, the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) and Telstra, was officially opened on 20 July 2000.

Summit Ramble - up and back

Sunday 29 July 2018, 9.30am (sharp) to 12.00 noon (approximately)

Meet: At the Visitor Centre, ANBG, and join Michael Doherty and an ANBG Guide for a ramble up the north-eastern slopes of Black Mountain to the summit. We will be talking about trees, shrubs and fire … and shall we see winter flowering and other plants?

Participants are welcome to walk up and back, but if you would prefer not to walk down, ask a friend to meet you at the top.

The Summit Walk has steep sections, so it is suitable for fit walkers (including children over the age of 12).

Cost: Gold coin donation

Bookings essential: Places are limited, please email your name and phone number to or phone Linda (0437 298 711) so that you can be contacted in case arrangements need to change (e.g. adverse weather).

Bring: Friends, water, snacks.

Wear: Sturdy shoes, hat, and sun cream …and remember winter woollies in case it is cold.