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Feb 13, 2014  ·  3 min read

Check out the awesome walks that will help you pound the pavement while you are in Canberra.


Lake Burley Griffin -5/15/30km
Canberra has an excellent network of shared paths for cyclists and pedestrians to explore the areas surrounding Lake Burley Griffin. Exit the hotel through the back door and head left over the foot bridge to find yourself by the water’s edge.


Mount Ainslie Lookout

See why Canberra is known as the ‘bush capital’ with a walk up Mount Ainslie to the lookout. The walk entrance is opposite the Australian War Memorial car park. It generally takes around 45 minutes to an hour to reach the top, where you are rewarded with a panoramic view across down Anzac Parade and across the lake to Parliament House. If you make the journey at sunrise or sunset, you are also likely to spot mobs of kangaroos.


National Botanic Gardens
The Gardens offers everything for a perfect family day out, a quiet relaxing stroll, formal scientific research and botanical study. Enjoy a range of walking trails to suit all tastes and abilities, interesting plants and animals, educational activities, a Botanical Resource Centre, lawns for running and playing, numerous picnic tables and a cafe and bookshop. Entry to the Gardens is free, but parking fees apply when using the on-site car park.
The Gardens are open daily from 8.30am to 5.00pm


Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Tidbinbilla is located just out of Canberra, and boasts over 20 different walking trails to explore. These trails vary from under-an-hour easy strolls to all-day treks through the bush. The reserve is home to a walk-through koala sanctuary, a large wetlands ecosystem and grasslands and woodlands areas, home to a variety of wildlife including kangaroos, rock wallabies, potoroos, possums, wombats, platypus and emus. Tidbinbilla also offers park ranger guided activities on weekends and public holidays, a cafe, visitor’s centre and giftshop, and even overnight camping tours.

A Tidbinbilla map and guide is available on their website, or by visiting the park’s Visitor Centre.

For more detailed information, have a look at their website.

Located on Paddy’s River Road, Tharwa ACT (Visitor Centre)

Telephone: 02 6205 1233

Opening hours: Vary depending on the season. Please see reception for more details.


Namadgi National Park
Located on the border of Kosciuszko National Park, Namadgi protects part of the northern end of the Australian Alps with its spectacular granite mountains. Here you’ll experience wonderful birdlife, embark on fantastic bushwalks and explore the wide range of plant communities that cover the 106,095 hectares of parkland, making up 46 per cent of the ACT.
Located at Naas Road, Tharwa ACT 2620

Telephone: 6207 2900

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