You only have to look at any photo of the west face of the rock and you will notice that the upper half of the rock is mostly green. It is this upper part of the rock that has been designated the upper rock ‘nature reserve.’ In order to enter you must first pay an entrance fee.
There are three ways to enter the Reserve.
- Jews Gate
- Moorish Castle
- Cable Car
Currently you will need to purchase a Walkers Ticket (NB available and valid only until 31st March 2020) or Nature Reserve ticket should you wish to enter any part of the Nature Reserve.
With the Walkers ticket you are free to roam the Upper Rock accessing the Skywalk, Apes Den, the Windsor Suspension Bridge and various footpaths. However, you will not be allowed access to any of the attractions e.g. St Michael’s Cave, Moorish Castle or Great Siege Tunnels which are found within the Nature Reserve. To enter these sites you require a Nature Reserve ticket. Please ask at the Cable Car ticket office for further information. As from 1st April 2020 the Nature Reserve Ticket will include entrance to the WWII Tunnels.
The Nature Reserve ticket can be purchased here online, at the Cable Car and at the Gibraltarinfo kiosk on the Spanish side of the frontier. However please be aware that the tickets issued online or at the kiosk are vouchers only and will need to be redeemed at the Cable Car ticket office.
Should you pre-purchase your Cable Car ticket i.e. online or at the GibrlatarInfo kiosk, located at on the Spanish side of the Frontier, you are entitled to use the FREE shuttle service to and from the frontier to the Cable Car and to use the Fast Track queue at the Cable Car ticket office which is usually quicker and shorter.