Black Mountain Summit Walk #2

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Saturday, 30 July 2016 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Summit Walk 2. Walk downhill from the Summit        

Black Mountain was declared a Nature Reserve by Hon Peter Nixon, Minister for the Interior on 23 July 1970, and the declaration was gazetted on 30 July 1970.

The Summit Walk, a cooperative project between the ACT Government, the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) and Telstra, was officially opened on 20 July 2000.

This walk has been arranged to celebrate these anniversaries.

Walk down the Summit Walk with local conservationist, Jean Geue, and an ANBG Guide. We shall see Acacia near the apex and the Zieria plants near the Visitor Centre, ANBG.

Meet at the Lookout near the Telstra Tower (look for the balloons). If you do not wish to walk back uphill to the Summit, ask a friend to meet you at the Visitor Centre, ANBG. The walk will start promptly at 9.30am - the finishing time of 12.00 noon is approximate.

The Summit Walk has steep sections, so it is suitable for fit walkers only (including children over the age of 12).

Cost: gold coin donation to Friends of Black Mountain

Bookings essential: places are limited, please email your name, and friends’ names, and phone numbers to, or phone Linda (0437 298 711) so that you can be contacted in case arrangements need to change (e.g. adverse weather).

Bring: water, snacks, wear sturdy shoes, hat and sun screen.

This is a joint activity of the Friends of Black Mountain and the Friends of the ANBG.