Black Mountain from National Botanic Gardens
6.2 km circuit
2 h to 3 h 15 min
Black Mountain from National Botanic Gardens
6.2 km
Circuit

Walk
2 h to 3 h 15 min

Starting from the car park near Pollen Cafe in Australian National Botanic Gardens, ACT, this circuit walk leads up to Black Mt., exploring the photogenic botanical gardens first. On your way to the top you’ll enter the scenic forest track, pivoting around the summit and providing you with great views over Canberra. After making it up to the summit, the walk loops back to the start. Going through the botanic gardens, you’ll feel like you’re in an amazon rainforest with all the exotic plants and trees. Pivoting around Black Mt., you’ll be able to see almost all of Canberra as the forest track has panoramic views at every angle. You won’t miss the iconic Telstra Tower on top, as it rises 195 meters above the summit. Keep in mind that the botanic gardens close at 5PM, so make sure you get your vehicle out before that. 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.

Highlights
Cafe
Views

Environment
Natural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Points of Interest
Black Mountain Lookout
Black Mountain
Pollen Cafe
Visitors Centre

Places & Areas
Australia
Australian Capital Territory
District of Canberra Central
Great Dividing Range
Australia/Sydney Time Zone
Black Mountain Nature Reserve
Australian National Botanic Gardens
scenic view area (dated)