Below is a list of the top and leading Parks in Canberra. To help you find the best parks located near you in Canberra, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Canberra’s Best Parks:
The top rated parks that features the best place to relax alone or with your family are:
- Canberra Nara Peace Park
- John Knight Memorial Park
- Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Canberra Nara Peace Park
Canberra Nara Peace Park is beautifully located within Lennox Gardens on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. The park features a small Japanese themed garden, you can see a large wooden gate and gazebo, and a large number of iconic cherry blossom trees. It also features two large Kasuga lantern weighing five tonnes each, and a very large Yukimi lantern weighing three tonnes.
Electric/gas BBQ, Drinking water, Picnic tables
“Relaxing place near Lake Griffith. Make sure to visit during springtime so you get to see beautiful sakura blossoms.” -Cy Rago
John Knight Memorial Park
John Knight Memorial Park typically is a large 12 hectare park located on the eastern foreshores of Lake Ginninderra and is very accessible from Aikman Drive. Park facilities include picnic areas, public toilets, fitness equipment,barbecue facilities, playgrounds, a fixed orienteering course and a disc golf course and a fixed orienteering course. The park has an expansive views,water rapids, green grass and picnic facilities with recreational opportunities for all ages of the community including the Woodlands Fitness Trail.
Toilets, Electric/gas BBQ, Playgrounds, Fitness equipment, Disc golf course, Fixed Orienteering, Picnic Tables, Boat ramp, Canoe Entry point, Cycling.
“Great place to have a family picnic and or go for a walk with a friend. Lots of places to sit and take in the beautiful. Play equipment for the littlies and one for big children or those adults that are young at heart. Shady as well as sunlit places.” -Melanie Crump
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve offers a wide range of magnificent natural experiences. Come and discover their fabulous wildlife viewing, bush walking in the Sanctuary wetlands or with one of their many tracks and trails, recreation for family and friends are great BBQ spots and lots of fun for kids and kids at heart on the Discovery Playground. Meet one of a Ranger and go along on one of their ranger guided tours on weekends, during school holidays or public holidays. Their Volunteer Interpreter Program will help you discover more about the fantastic, dynamic and interesting natural world at Tidbinbilla.
Sanctuary, Walking Trails, Accommodation, Catering, Meetings, Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre.
“Well maintained nature reserve with very friendly and welcoming guides. We saw some cute koalas and wallabies as well as a platypus. Worth a visit if you’re in Canberra”
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