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March 18, 2023

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Canberra’s best dog-friendly walks

Canberra has many great dog-friendly walks that you and your furry friend can enjoy. Here are some of the best ones.

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Lake Burley Griffin

Canberra’s Best Dog Friendly Walks

This 5km loop around the lake is a popular spot for local dog walkers. With plenty of grassy areas and water fountains for your pup to drink from, this is a great option for a leisurely walk.



Orana Bay

Orana Dog Beach Canberra

This off-leash dog beach neighbours Yarralumla Dog Park and Weston Park. It is one of six off-leash swimming areas announced by the ACT Government.


Yarralumla Dog Park

Yarralumla Dog Park

This fully fenced dog park is a great place for your pup to run off-leash and socialize with other dogs. There are water fountains and shaded areas to keep your dog comfortable.



Red Hill Lookout Walk

Expect impressive views of Molongo Valley, Woden’s Town Centre, and Lake Burley Griffin. There’s a pleasant cafe at the top, and panoramic views from the hill. There are also public toilets at the top near the car park, and plenty of information boards.



Mount Ainslie’s Kokoda Track

This hike offers stunning views of Canberra, Parliament House, and the surrounding area. Dogs are allowed on a leash and will enjoy the moderately challenging climb. It takes around 1 hr 30 mins to complete. At the summit, you’ll find some picnic tables and a water fountain so you can hydrate.


Stromlo Forest Park

This mountain bike park also offers great walking trails for dogs. Dogs must be on a leash, but the open space and beautiful scenery make it a great place for a walk.


Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve

This reserve offers several walking trails with beautiful views of the surrounding hills, but dogs must be on a leash and on the track only.


Molongo Gorge to Blue Tiles Trail

Formed over 15 million years ago, this gorge is a great place to enjoy nature. Dogs are welcome as long as they are leashed and stick to the trails only.



Remember to always clean up after your dog and follow any posted rules or regulations. Enjoy your walk!