The mountain, predominantly quartz impregnated sandstone was, according to historical records, first climbed by white men on 8/12/1820. It is said that Charles Throsby-Smith and james Vaughn used it as a vantage point in an effort to locate the Murrumbidgee River.
How to find us
You can reach Telstra Tower by car, from the Black Mountain Drive turn-off, on Clunies Ross Street, near the entrance to the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
Canberra’s day tour coach companies also include visits to the Tower in their itineraries.