Orchid Loop
3.1 km circuit
45 min to 1 h 30 min
Orchid Loop
3.1 km
Circuit

Walk
45 min to 1 h 30 min

Starting from Belconnen Way, Bruce, this circuit walk explores the orchid-rich eucalypt woodland of Black Mountain Nature Reserve mostly via the Orchid and Finneran’s Road tracks. Expect to see lots of eye-catching orchids as you get deeper into the eucalypt forest, such as the native Black Mountain Leopard Orchid. There are more than 60 species growing in the reserve, including the Donkey Orchids and the purple Waxlip Orchid. Don’t expect to spot them all as flowering times may vary, but springtime in general will lead to a satisfactory experience. Keep an eye out for kangaroos and cockatoos whilst flower spotting. You can catch sight of the colossal Telstra Tower rising above Black Mt. Summit throughout the walk. Be careful when entering and exiting the highway as there can be high traffic during peak hours. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Environment
Natural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Places & Areas
Australia
Australian Capital Territory
District of Canberra Central
Great Dividing Range
Australia/Sydney Time Zone
Black Mountain Nature Reserve