Hiking Australia’s Capital

There is so much more to Canberra than extreme temperatures, round-abouts and politics and it doesn’t take much digging to discover some of its stunning natural features. As Canberra is in a bowl it is surrounded by ridges and mountains that are ready to be explored.

The best thing is that they can be enjoyed all year round with some trails experiencing large snow dumps during the winter to make your adventures that little bit more playful.

There are two major National Parks to discover Namadgi & Tidbinbilla. Both places boast multiple stunning walks, great camping spots and picturesque wanderings to embrace Australia’s dynamic flora and fauna.

See below on a breakdown on some of the ACT’s finest places to wander. Please be advised that distances and duration are approximations only and are based on personal experience and equipment.

Tidbinbilla Reserve in a nutshell:

  • Gibraltar Peak 8.5 km return
  • Camels Hump 12 km return
  • The Sanctuary & The Koala Path- Great for kids and International Guests


Namadgi National Park in a nutshell: 


  • Mt Bimberi (ACT’s highest mountain and 1 of the ‘State 8’) 21 km return
  • Mt Gingera 20 km return
  • Mt Tennent 15 km return
  • Granite Tors 7 km return
  • Booroomba Rocks (Camping at Honeysuckle Campground) 4 km return

Click on the links provided for further information on these wilderness regions. Follow me to keep up to date with my local exploration.

Do you have a Canberra ‘must-do’? What is your favourite ACT hiking trail? Which hike is next for you to explore? 

I would love to hear your thoughts. Comment below or join me on Social Media to start up a conversation.


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