Mt Tennent
  • Length: 15km

  • Duration: 6hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Namadgi Visitor Centre

  • End: Namadgi Visitor Centre

  • Closest Town: Tharwa

  • Location: Namadgi National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 41km

  • State: ACT

  • Latitude: -35.530904

  • Longitude: 149.066054

Mt Tennent is a 15km, grade 4 Return hike located in Namadgi National Park ACT. The hike should take approximately 6hrs to complete.

Summary

A challenging walk with magnificent views. Start from the Namadgi Visitor Centre after hours car park, walk along the Woodland Walk, then on the Mt Tennent Track to Cypress Pine Lookout (4.5 km return).

Continue up the steep track to the fire trail that leads to the summit. You can also start at the locked gate on the Apollo Road (first 1 km on private property) following the Mt Tennent fire trail.

Getting there

A challenging walk with magnificent views. Start from the Namadgi Visitor Centre after hours car park, walk along the Woodland Walk, then on the Mt Tennent Track to Cypress Pine Lookout (4.5 km return).

Continue up the steep track to the fire trail that leads to the summit. You can also start at the locked gate on the Apollo Road (first 1 km on private property) following the Mt Tennent fire trail.

About the region

Namadgi National Park

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With remote wilderness experiences, a wide range of natural environments, an abundance of native wildlife, and Aboriginal and European cultural sites, there are many reasons to visit Namadgi National Park. Namadgi covers 106,095 hectares, with 160 kilometres of marked walking tracks. Visit the Namadgi Visitor Centre to get expert advice and see displays and audiovisuals. The Visitor’s Centre is open 9 am to 4 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 4.30 pm on weekends and public holidays. It is closed Christmas Day.

Walking is a great way to explore Namadgi National Park, with 160 kilometres of walking trails to explore the park.

The following table outlines some of the popular walks within the park. Click on the name of the trail to load a trail guide.

Notes on the park’s 160 kilometres of marked walking tracks can be found in the Namadgi Map and Guide, available at the Namadgi Visitor Centre shop and the Canberra Regional Visitor Centre for $4.50.


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