Gibraltar Nature Reserve

Gibraltar Nature Reserve

Welcome to Gibraltar's Nature Reserve

The Gibraltar Nature Reserve was established (on the Rock of Gibraltar) in 1993 under the  International Union for Conservation of Nature‘s category. Now home of the Gibraltar Monkeys (Barbary Macaques), the Gibraltar Nature Reserve is annually visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors and locals. 

The Nature Reserve is also vitally important for migrating birds and also supports the local flora and fauna. 

Getting to the Nature Reserve in Gibraltar

The cheapest way of getting into the Upper Rock (Nature Reserve). Entry points are:

  • via Jew’s Gate or;
  • via the Moorish Castle. 

Definitely the most convenient and relaxed way of getting into the Nature Reserve. You can choose from the following two options:

  • Taxi transfer to the Nature Reserve
  • Taxi Tour of the Nature Reserve*

*Bonus includes collection and drop off from your preferred location,  privately hired tour, a personal driver for the duration of the tour and also air conditioning…a must during the summer months. Click here to book a taxi rock tour of the Nature Reserve. 

The Cable Car is definitely an experience if you are visiting Gibraltar. Nevertheless, please note that none of the Cable Car stations is close to the majority of the attraction sites in the Upper Rock. If you have mobility issues, going up via the Cable Car is not recommended.

The Cable Car is also not available when there are high winds. 

Foreign personal vehicles are not allowed to be driven into the Nature Reserve. Visitors are advised to park their vehicles somewhere near town and get some other alternative method to enter the reserve as explained above. 

Price of the Gibraltar Nature Reserve Ticket

Opening Hours

Winter 9:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Summer 9:00 AM - 7:15 PM

Open all days of the week except Christmas Day

Nature Reserve Ticket

Only valid for day of payment

  • Entry to all attractions in the Nature Reserve
  • £10 fee for children 11 or younger
  • Free- Children under 5

Attractions in the Upper Rock

Tours in the Nature Reserve

Some of the most popular tours are organised by Victory Tours Gibraltar.  

We surely hope that you have enjoyed reading about the Nature Reserve and what areas to visit. Please make sure to share this article with friends.

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