Black Mountain Peninsula Circuit

1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min
30 min to 1 h 15 min
1 h 15 min to 3 h 15 min

6 km
circuit

↑ 54 m
↓ -54 m

Easy track
Starting from the intersection of Clunies Ross Street and Dickson Road, Acton, this walk gives you a tour of Black Mountain Peninsula District Park via a concrete footpath all the way through, then loops back. Literally in the heart of Canberra, this walk is a great way to get to know the city better, whilst enjoying the scenic lakeside of Burley Griffin. Pass by the Sullivans Creek on your way and feel the refreshing breeze early on. There’s a lot you can do when you’re at the peninsula, from having a peaceful picnic with your family to going crazy on the inflatable slides of Canberra Aqua Park. You can also birdwatch, as there are many species flying above and residing in the area. Red Wattlebirds and White-plumed Honeyeaters are some of them, along with the iconic Black Swan every now and then. Unfortunately, your dog can’t enjoy this journey with you. 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.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-35.2775226,149.1129584)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Parkes Way
  • Turn on to Clunies Ross Street Offramp then drive for 260 m
  • Turn slight right onto Clunies Ross Street Offramp and drive for another 10 m
  • Turn right onto Clunies Ross Street and drive for another 840 m
  • Turn right onto Dickson Road and drive for another 10 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the intersection of Clunies Ross Street and Dickson Road, head along the concrete footpath parallel to Clunies Ross Street, moving directly away from the Australian National University sign. After about 200 metres from the start point you’ll pass by the entrance of Dickson Precinct Parking Station to your left.Stay on the concrete track and keep moving straight towards the lake to continue along Black Mountain Peninsula Circuit.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 205 m continue straight.
Then pass the car park (70 m on your left).
After another 70 m continue straight.
After another 420 m veer left.
After another 90 m turn left.
After another 275 m continue straight.
After another 110 m continue straight.
Keep left.
After another 670 m turn left.
After another 140 m pass the toilet (50 m on your right).
After another 5 m pass the BBQ (50 m on your right).
Then pass the water tap (45 m on your right).
Then pass the picnic table (45 m on your right).
After another 460 m continue straight.
After another 65 m continue straight.
After another 160 m pass a seat (on your left).
After another 450 m pass the picnic table (20 m on your right).
After another 130 m pass the BBQ (30 m on your right).
After another 295 m continue straight.
After another 235 m continue straight.
After another 205 m turn sharp right.
After another 220 m pass the water tap (on your right).
After another 25 m continue straight.
After another 570 m continue straight.
After another 190 m continue straight.
After another 360 m veer right.
After another 480 m continue straight.
After another 205 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Black Mountain Peninsula Circuit


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 6 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 2 km from the start.

Seat: There is one 2.6 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
2 km[toilet]
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