ACT Walking Trails

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Walking Trails in the ACT & Canberra

Canberra is known for it’s walking tracks. Beautiful green atmosphere, excellent structure and town planning. This page features places you can experience Rainforest, Pine Forests, Australia’s premium garden of Native Plants and great suggestions for camping, pet friendly zones and camp fire information.

With all the ACT Walking Trails from Weston, Uriarra, Tuggeranon, Tidbinbilla, Tharwa, Pierces Creek & Canberra listed, Holiday Oz is your one stop travel and accommodation supersite.

Canberra

Australian National Botanic Gardens

Clunies Ross St, Canberra ACT 2601

Tel: +61 2 6250 9540
Fax: +61 2 6250 9599
Botanical Bookshop & Cafe, Group Bookings Welcome, Regular Guided Walks, Special Features: Rainforest Gully/Rock Garden/Aboriginal Track, Australia’s Premium Garden of Native Plants

Pierces Creek

ACT Forests – Laurel Camp and Hut

Pierces Creek Forest off Paddy’s River Road, Pierces Creek, ACT 2611
Tel: +61 2 6207 2486
Fax: +61 2 6207 2544
Book: Essential

Pierces Creek Forest off Paddy’s River Road. Mature pine forest, surroundings excellent for walking/activities. Pit toilets, barbecues (wood provided), camping area, large hut with open fire (bring your own wood), dogs permitted on leads. Historical site of World War II internment camp

Tharwa

Namadgi National Park

Visitor Centre, Naas Road, Tharwa, ACT 2620
Tel: +61 2 6207 2900
Fax: +61 2 6207 2901
Duration:

3 night limit
Book: Essential for groups
Campgrounds – Orroral Valley and Mt Clear Namadgi National Park covers the mountainous area of the south western section of the ACT. The pleasant settings at Mt Clear and Orroral Valley are ideal for camping. Both sites have toilets, but no facilities for caravans. Fires may only be lit in fireplaces and total fire bans must be observed. No dogs allowed.

Tidbinbilla

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Paddys River Rd, Tidbinbilla ACT 2620

Tel: +61 2 6205 1233
Fax: +61 2 6205 1232
AH:+61 2 6207 9777
Wildlife, Trails, Lookouts, Picnic Areas, Free Roaming

Tuggeranong

Cotter Campground
P.O. Box 1065, Tuggeranong, ACT 2901
Tel: +61 2 6207 2425 weekdays
Tel: +61 2 6205 1233 weekends
Fax:+61 2 6207 2044

The Murrumbidgee flows for 66km through the ACT and there are scenic walks along its banks. Natural beaches provide settings for picnics and swimming. In some places, impressive cliffs and gorges have formed. Facilities at the campground include hot showers, toilets and barbecues (wood provided). No dogs allowed

Uriarra

ACT Forests – Blue Range Hut
4km from Mt McDonald Road on the Brindabella Road to Blue Range Road

Uriarra ACT 2611
Tel: +61 2 6207 2486
Fax: +61 2 6207 2544
Book: Essential

Uriarra Forest off Brindabella Road. Pine, native, European parkland and arboretum areas (tree zoo). Good site for walking, nature and historic study and climbing. Toilets, barbecues (wood provided) large hut with open fire (bring your own wood), dogs permitted on leads

Weston

ACT Forests
RMB 113 Cotter Road, via Weston, ACT 2611
Tel: +61 2 6207 2486
Fax:+61 2 6207 2544
Book: For all camping

Campgrounds: Woods Reserve, Laurel Camp and Blue Range, Blue Gums

ACT Forests – Blue Gums
Stromlo Observatory Road, off Cotter Road, Weston, ACT 2611
Tel: +61 2 6207 2486
Fax: +61 2 6207 2544
Book: Essential

Situated at the base of Mt Stromlo, walk to Stromlo Observatory. BBQs (wood provided), toilets, dogs permitted on leads. Access by key from ACT Forests ($20 deposit)

ACT Forests – Woods Reserve
Corin Road, off Tidbinbilla Road, Weston, ACT 2611
Tel: +61 2 6207 2486
Fax:+61 2 6207 2544
Book: Essential

Situated at Gibraltar Forest – off Corin Road. Good native bush and Pine bushwalking including walks to Gibraltar Falls. Dogs permitted on lead only

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