Canberra Nature Park

Canberra Nature Park is made up of 38 nature reserves in and around urban Canberra, with environments ranging from forested hills to some of the best examples of lowland native grassland and critically endangered Yellow Box-Red Gum Grassy Woodland left in Australia. The ACT Parks and Conservation Service (PCS) is responsible for managing Canberra Nature Park.

The grasslands, woodlands and forests of Canberra Nature Park are rich ecosystems with many species of regional and national conservation significance. Canberra Nature Park reserves are home to rare and threatened species such as the Superb Parrot, White Winged Triller, Striped Legless Lizard, Grassland Earless Dragon, Canberra Spider Orchid and Button Wrinklewort, and form valuable wildlife corridors, supporting the movement of wildlife through urban Canberra and into the broader region.

Canberra Nature Park also provides an extraordinary opportunity for low-key recreation in a natural environment, close to residential areas. Most Canberrans reside within walking distance of a Canberra Nature Park reserve where they can explore quiet grasslands, walk through woodlands filled with birdsong, or hike to the summits of Canberra's ridges and peaks to enjoy an eagle-eye view over the ACT region.

Discover a whole new side of our "city in the landscape" by exploring Canberra Nature Park!

Download the brochures, maps and guides below to find out more about individual Canberra Nature Park reserves.

Have your say on the management of Canberra Nature Park!

A new Draft Reserve Management Plan has been prepared for Canberra Nature Park. Find out more at of Canberra nature park

Canberra Nature Park


The management of Canberra Nature Park is greatly assisted by a group of volunteers called ParkCare.

Other important information about Canberra Nature Park

Wild flowers in Canberra Nature Park