Orchid Loop

45 min to 1 h 30 min

3.1 km

↑ 58 m
↓ -57 m

Easy track
Starting from Belconnen Way, Bruce, this circuit walk explores the orchid-rich eucalypt woodland of Black Mountain Nature Reserve mostly via the Orchid and Finneran’s Road tracks. Expect to see lots of eye-catching orchids as you get deeper into the eucalypt forest, such as the native Black Mountain Leopard Orchid. There are more than 60 species growing in the reserve, including the Donkey Orchids and the purple Waxlip Orchid. Don’t expect to spot them all as flowering times may vary, but springtime in general will lead to a satisfactory experience. Keep an eye out for kangaroos and cockatoos whilst flower spotting. You can catch sight of the colossal Telstra Tower rising above Black Mt. Summit throughout the walk. Be careful when entering and exiting the highway as there can be high traffic during peak hours. 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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