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 friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com 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.