Mount Pleasant Nature Reserve

Expansive views, heritage sites and part of Canberra Nature Park

Mount Pleasant Nature Reserve is a 57-hectare protected area located east of central Canberra not far from the head of Lake Burley Griffin. The reserve extends to the north-east of Mount Pleasant, including land on both sides of Northcott Drive.

Mount Pleasant Nature Reserve is part of an extensive area of forest and woodland in the northern ACT providing important, connected habitat and enabling wildlife movement through to the Majura Valley, the Molonglo River valley and into NSW.

Mount Pleasant Lookout near the summit offers views over the reserve itself, Lake Burley Griffin and Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve across the Molonglo River.

The Duntroon Dairy, the ACT's oldest standing building, is within the reserve, on the base of Mount Pleasant's southern slopes. Follow the interpretative signage as part of the Canberra Tracks Heritage Network:

Cycling is permitted on management trails only.

Dogs are permitted on-leash on a track or trail only.

Horses are not allowed.