Australian National Botanic Gardens

Wednesday 21 December 2016

Our brand new Bushland Nature Walk on Black Mountain is now open!

With spectacular views through the trees to Canberra City, Parliament House and beyond, the walk gives a glimpse of some of the unique plants and animals living on Black Mountain.

The 2.2km return walk is perfect for a lunchtime stroll or a weekend walk with friends and family.

For the first time, you can walk along the eastern edge of Black Mountain exploring the plants and animals under the Gardens’ care in our 40 hectare Bushland Precinct.

And it’s more than a great walk. Along the way you’ll encounter information about the plants you’re seeing, and the Gardens have plans for many events for the precinct.

Parking is available in the Gardens car park. Follow the directional signs from the Visitor Centre to the start of the walk on the southern side of Black Mountain Drive.

The trail is a project of the Gardens’ visionary 20-year Master Plan.

The Australian Government has committed $5 million to help the Australian National Botanic Gardens fulfil stage one of its 20-year vision. We have constructed the walk with assistance from the ACT Government’s Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Program.