Best Hiking Trails in The ACT

Surrounded by nature reserves, there are many hiking trails in Canberra providing the opportunity to walk through native vegetation such as eucalypt trees and forest floor plants as well as striking rock formations. Despite the recent closure due to bushfires, the Namadgi National Park offers 3-4 hours of ACT hiking bliss just one hour outside of Canberra’s city centre. Meandering through the charred vegetation, this Canberra hiking trail prompts the walker to consider nature’s astounding ability to survive and regenerate after natural disasters, whilst passing by monolithic boulders and spectacular views of the vast mountain range below. There are also walking tracks in Canberra, within the city centre itself, which offer insight into Canberra’s history, architecture and national landmarks. By looping around the central basin of Lake Burley Griffin, the walker can enjoy the lake’s green vistas paired with views of Canberra’s most notable buildings such as the Australian War Memorial and Parliament House. Canberra walks are special in their ease of access from the city, as well as options to stroll past historically important features, all the while being appropriate for families of varying walking abilities.

Acknowledgement of Country

Wherever and whenever we walk, we acknowledge and pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians and Owners of the land.