Due to the Hanging Rock precinct flooding, the reserve closed at midday to ensure visitor safety.The weather looks clearer over the weekend, and we anticipate the reserve will be open as usual. However, we will communicate any changes to opening hours on the weekend via the website and Facebook.
Plan your visit
Some online services such as online payments, permits and reporting an issue will be unavailable on 8 October between 8am and 12noon. We apologise for any inconvenience.
A wonderful 100 hectare granite reserve in a woodland setting. Its walks are refreshing and invigorating, providing excellent views of the countryside.
This reserve provides a great opportunity to observe local fauna and flora. It is popular with bushwalkers, bird watchers and picnickers. There are varied species of wild flowers, birds and animals as well as rock formations, including a granite monolith.
The trails are progressively being repaired and upgraded, so please use caution when walking the trails. Note: trails will be closed at times to facilitate track construction works.
If you have any queries, call our Environment team on (03) 5422 0333. For more information and a map of the tracks, please visit the Black Hill Reserve website.
An Environmental Management Plan is available for this reserve.
Works to repair 1.8km of tracks and drains at Black Hill Reserve during 2020 and 2021 have been completed. The works included the installation of two metal boardwalk sections, granite rock walling of pipe ends, replacement and installation of new pipes, and the installation and compaction of 500 tonnes of road base quarry material.
No areas of the reserve were damaged during the delivery of this project. The reserve tracks remained open throughout the works, with the exception of the post storm window to mitigate the June 2021 storm hazards.
Track damage still persists in Black Hill Reserve, requiring the closure of the northern loop section, and Council appreciates your patience as it works to rectify the damage in these areas.
Pest animal control works are undertaken in Black Hill Reserve periodically to protect threatened species and this can include baiting for foxes.
It is the responsibility of dog owners to ensure dogs are on a lead at all times, when visiting the reserve. Please observe and follow the directions of reserve signage.
Ennis Road, Edgecombe 3444 View Map
Ennis Road ,
Dogs must be on leash at all times unless in a designated off leash area. You must pick up and dispose of your dog’s waste in a bin. Dogs must be under effective control and never left unattended.