• Distance 2.3km
  • Altitude max 1012m
  • Altitude min 857m
  • Duration 1 hours
  • Trail type Return
Three Stars

Three Stars

Worth Doing

The Australian Hiker Experience Rating is a measure of the overall quality of a walk. It is intended to help you decide whether to walk a trail, not to measure anything objective. Consider this our personal take on the walk.

Grade Two

Grade Two

No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km.

The Australian Grading system is based on the australian standard for measuring trail hikes.

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Gibraltar Falls Walking Track ACT(2.3 km)

Woods Reserve

Nearest Town


Starting Location

Wood Reserve

Woos Reserve car park

Walk start

Finish location

Wood Reserve

Gibralter Falls Walking Track Review

The Australian Capital Territory probably has less waterfalls for the given area than any other state or territory in Australia however this is the best of them. This walk can either be done from the Gibraltar Falls car park which has its own toilet facilities and picnic area and if starting from this point the walk is about 400meters return.  The other option, which is where I recommend starting, is from Woods Reserve which is a large camp ground that also has extensive picnic and toilet facilities which makes this walk a little over 2km in length. Camping is allowed at Woods Reserve.

On entering the Woods reserve car park head in a clockwise direction  until you come across the start to this walk in the top left corner of the reserve. Follow the marked trail up the valley crossing Gibraltar Creek. This is probably the only poorly marked area on the trail and if you are not paying attention it is very easy to miss the turn and keep on heading up the creek which isn’t where you want to be. Once over the creek the trail really only takes you in one direction and windings its way up the left hand side of the valley towards the falls. You again cross Gibraltar Creek (above the falls this time) before reaching the Gibraltar Falls car park. Have a read of the signage before taking the short walk down to the viewing platform for the falls. Once you have had you fill of the falls make your way back don to your vehicle at Wods Reserve.

This walk is reasonably easy and will take most people around an hour to complete. If you do this walk in mid spring you will have a reaonsable amount of flowering plants  to provide some colour.

Walk start. The start is through this ‘tunnel’ which opens out very quickly

Trail Head sign

Gibraltar Creek crossing marker

Gibraltar Creek crossing

Up the formed stairs it

Crossing Gibraltar Creek above the falls

Warning sign above the falls. Keep away from the edge

Picnic area at Gibraltar Falls

Gibraltar Falls Picnic area and car park

Down to viewing platform

Gibraltar Falls

Getting There

Google Maps to Gibraltar Falls start point. Head south from Canberra to Corin Road. This road will take you past the Square Rock car park and on to Corin Dam but the walk to this site is before either of those. This walk can be done either from the Gibraltar Falls car park or from Wood Reserve. This road is sealed but can be icy in mid winter

Approaching Woods Reserve

Woods Reserve turn off

Things to Know

  • Phone: Phone signal is almost non existent in this area  (Telstra)
  • Water: You need to bring your own water
  • Toilets: There are toilets and picnic facilities both at the falls as well as at the start of the walk
  • Trail: This trail consists of formed track
  • Dogs: No dogs allowed on the main trail but allowed in the camp ground on a leash
  • Other: 
    • This walk is an out and walk back experience
    • Keep away from the edge as you approach the falls and keep an eye on children at this point
    • Keep and eye on road conditions in Winter as it can get a bit icy


This walk was undertaken by the team from Australian Hiker

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