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Mount Gibraltar Reserve

Location: Oxley Drive, Mittagong

State Heritage listed

Mount Gibraltar is an iconic landmark of special significance and is also the highest point between Sydney and Canberra. Mount Gibraltar Reserve was listed on the State Heritage Register by the NSW Heritage Council in December 2013, for both its Endangered Ecological Communities and for the Heritage Quarries Complex.

Mount Gibraltar Heritage Reserve booklet (PDF 770 Kb)  2014

Mt Gibraltar Heritage Quarries 2015 Supplement (PDF 830 Kb)

Endangered Ecological Community

The Mount Gibraltar Forest was listed in November 2011 as an Uplands Basalt Eucalypt Forest of the Sydney Basin Bioregion (UBEF) Endangered Ecological Community, with protection under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cwth). This followed its protection at a state level in 2001 as the Mount Gibraltar Forest Endangered Ecological Community (EEC) under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (NSW).

Australian Government UBEF factsheet (PDF 2.0 Mb)  2012


For over 20 years the Mount Gibraltar Landcare Bushcare Group has worked cooperatively with Council to protect and restore the natural and cultural heritage of Mount Gibraltar Reserve. For more information about this work see the following link: Wingecarribee Bushcare program

Quarries Restoration Project

Additional information about the Mount Gibraltar Quarries Restoration Project, which is focusing on the control of environmental weeds, can be found at this link: Mt Gibraltar Quarries Restoration Project

Visitors Guide

A 2-page Visitors Guide with a site map and information about the lookouts, walking tracks and other information is available for download:

Mount Gibraltar Reserve Visitors Guide 2012 (PDF, 456Kb)

Map of Mount Gibraltar Reserve Lookouts & Facilities (external link)

Mt Gibraltar Reserve map
Click on the map below to bring it up in a separate window for printing.

Look out or viewing platformPhoto Picnic Table or FurnitureToilet FacilitiesWalking Tracks or trails

Mt Gibraltar Map

Google map of Mount Gibraltar

The map below is interactive - zoom out to see Mt Gibraltar in its regional context; click on the satellite button to bring up an aerial image of the reserve and surrounding countryside.

Fire Management

The Mount Gibraltar Reserve Fire Management Plan provides details of the fire management policies and strategies for the reserve and Council's statutory responsibilities. It outlines the history and causes of fire in the reserve, along with the hazard levels and assets that require protection. The plan outlines the fire management objectives, fire management units and prescribed fire management regimes designed to protect the environmental, social and cultural values of the reserve and neighboring properties. The fire management plan can be found at the following link:

 link to Reserve fire management plans

    Last Updated: May 26th, 2015
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