Australian Capital Territory - Canberra and NSW surrounds

Pig Hill

Type Inland Hill
Conditions N, E
Height 950m / 3100' ASL, 350m / 1150' AGL
Rating PG4 / HG Intermediate
About 20 minutes east of Canberra just past Uriara.


The Pig Hill launch, landing and road access are all on private land. It is with the landowner's permission that we are allowed to fly from this site, so please take this into consideration when flying from here. Do not contact property owners for access permission. If contact is required, please contact Geoff Robertson (0429 843 417) or Terri Jewell (0411 236 715) for details.



See also


Pig Hill is an excellent thermal site when conditions are easterly. Weather station:

Article: Flying Canberra

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The launch is a good 20-30 minutes up the hill and requires a 4x4 for access. It is usual for pilots to meet at the LZ, then car pool to launch. The track leads up the east spur of the ridge from the landing paddock, first along Mountain Creek Road, turning off through the gate opposite the house onto Doctors Flat Road for 4km, make a right turn onto Pig Hill Summit Road and launch is 1.5km further on. There is a map below that provides direction. Please click on this Google Map Link for directions to the LZ.

Please remember to close all gates that you have opened on the way. If you intend on a Hike & Fly, please use the same road highlighted for vehicles. Hiking straight up the face of the hill is not permitted as per the landowner's wishes!


The primarly landing is on the far side of the road.

To the north of Pig the new house has requested we do not land at this property. Warning: do not land here. This Google Maps link will show you where it is located. Also marked in red, north of launch, on the map below.


XC and flights are common. Glasses off nicely in the afternoon.

Hazards / Comments

If it is your first time at the site, please find a duty pilot, safety officer or contact the club to have a site briefing prior to flying. The following link is some information you should be familiar with regarding the site: Pig Hill.pdf

Airspace is lowish due to the proximity of Canberra Airport. You can have a look at the different layers on AirCheck or just click on the image below to give you an idea of the airspace restrictions.

There is a no flying zone at Pig Hill below launch altitude, marked in red just south of the landing on the map, and on this map.

Map information