Hanging Rock
  • Length: 500m

  • Duration: 25mins

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Paddy's River Road

  • End: Paddy's River Road

  • Location: Tidbinbilla

  • Closest Town: Gordon

  • Distance from CBD: 44km

  • State: ACT

  • Latitude: -35.43945425

  • Longitude: 148.9449445

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Hanging Rock is a 500m, grade 2 return hike, located in Tidbinbilla, ACT. The hike should take approximately 25mins to complete.

Hike Summary

A short walk along the creek through the tall eucalypts brings you to magnificent granite tors once used as a shelter by local Aboriginal people.

About the region

Experience the region's wildlife in a natural setting at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Explore a reserve rich in Aboriginal history including artefacts and rock shelters dating back to at least 21,000 years ago and see a stunning array of plants, animals and boulders. Journey through wetlands, grassland, wet forest and sub-alpine forest, then learn about the program to bring endangered species back from the brink of extinction. Discover plenty about the natural and cultural history in the visitor centre or by attending a Ranger-guided walk, held every weekend, school holidays and public holiday. Bring a picnic and make a day of all things natural. Free electric, gas and wood-fired barbeques are available. You can also explore the Tidbinbilla precinct and voyage into space at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, buy an ice cream in the quaint village of Tharwa, visit Lanyon Homestead, ride the alpine bobsled at Corin Forest and even camp nearby in Namadgi National Park. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is home to a wide range of Australian animals living in diverse sub-alpine habitats including wetlands, grasslands, wet and dry forests and woodlands. These habitats support a wide range of wildlife including kangaroos, koalas, platypus, potoroos, wallaroos, possums, wombats, echidnas, emus, lyrebirds, Eastern Bettongs as well as many other animals. Tidbinbilla plays a vital role in wildlife management and protection, in particular the breeding programs for the endangered Northern Corroboree Frog and the Southern Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby. The Sanctuary at Tidbinbilla offers fabulous nature based experiences and a great way to discover our natural world. For more information visit www.tidbinbilla.act.gov.au or call Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre on 6205 1233.

For more information, a location map and facilities please visit the ACT Government Information Portal.

Getting there

A short walk along the creek through the tall eucalypts brings you to magnificent granite tors once used as a shelter by local Aboriginal people.

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