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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.


Australian National BotanicGardens

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'sPremium Garden of Native Plants

Pierces Creek

ACT Forests - LaurelCamp and Hut

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

Pierces Creek Forest off Paddy's RiverRoad. Mature pine forest, surroundings excellent for walking/activities. Pittoilets, barbecues (wood provided), camping area, large hut with open fire(bring your own wood), dogs permitted on leads. Historical site of World War IIinternment camp


Namadgi National Park

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

3 night limit
Book: Essential for groups

Campgrounds - Orroral Valley and Mt Clear Namadgi National Park covers themountainous area of the south western section of the ACT. The pleasant settingsat 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 totalfire bans must be observed. No dogs allowed.


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


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 throughthe ACT and there are scenic walks along its banks. Natural beaches providesettings for picnics and swimming. In some places, impressive cliffs and gorgeshave formed. Facilities at the campground include hot showers, toilets andbarbecues (wood provided). No dogs allowed


ACT Forests - Blue RangeHut
4km from Mt McDonald Road on theBrindabella 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) largehut with open fire (bring your own wood), dogs permitted on leads


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 Campand 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

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

ACT Forests - WoodsReserve
Corin Road, off Tidbinbilla Road, Weston,ACT 2611
Tel: +61 2 6207 2486
Fax:+61 2 6207 2544

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

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