Top 10 Things to do in Gungahlin, Australia

August 6, 2017 Leonarda Pillsbury

Discover the best top things to do in Gungahlin, Australia including Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary, Yerrabi Pond District Park, Ginninderra Village, One Tree Hill Lookout Walk (Centenary Trail), Gold Creek Station, Canberra Centenary Trail, Pankhurst Wines, Hops and Vine, Mor Thai Massage & Day Spa, Palmer Trigonometrical Station.
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1. Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary

Justice Kelly Street | Corner of Quinane Avenue, Forde, Canberra 2914, Australia
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5 based on 29 reviews

Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary

Step back in time and experience Australia's woodlands before clearing and introduced predators took its unique woodland wildlife. Enter the protective predator-proof fence of the sanctuary and watch Echidnas waddle, wildflowers bloom and rare marsupials hop. Mulligans Flat is a sanctuary at the forefront of Australian wildlife conservation. Protecting the largest patch of Box Gum Grassy Woodlands in the world, they work by 'restoring nature, transforming thinking and inspiring action for conservation'. Here locally extinct animals like the Eastern Bettong and Eastern Quoll have been reintroduced to Mulligans Flat, after being absent from Mainland Australia for 100 years. It is the only place in Canberra where you can see these critters in the wild.

Reviewed By Lynn B

The twilight tour was amazing. We went into it trying not to have too many expectations for what wildlife we might see. But we were so pleasantly surprised to see numerous bettongs, sugar gliders, possums, antechinus, wallabies, kangaroos and a fleeting glimpse of a quoll. Our tour guide was fantastic, and did a great job of critter spotting. 10 year old son thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I love the fact that the cost of the tour goes direct to the conservation efforts in the sanctuary.

2. Yerrabi Pond District Park

Wunderlich St, Canberra 2912, Australia
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Yerrabi Pond District Park

Reviewed By kjbMirani - Brisbane Region, Australia

We love this park. We walk around the pond regularly and there's always something to see. Plenty of bird life on and off the water and there are always people enjoying the area. Parking is available in several spots and there's a lovely picnic area with bbq's and tables. Also a kids play area; our grand kids have to ride on the flying fox whenever they visit us. The walk around the pond is easy and smooth, suitable for those in wheelchairs.

3. Ginninderra Village

O'Hanlon Place, Nicholls, Canberra 2913, Australia +61 2 6205 0044
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4 based on 25 reviews

Ginninderra Village

Reviewed By Marie Q - Murrumbateman, Australia

if you are interested in arts, craft, plants, eateries, clothing, lollies it's all here at Ginninderra Village. Take your time to peruse all that the village has to offer. Quaint cafes and gift shops complement the array of beautiful and bountiful shops offering their wares. Don't rush the visit, take your time as there is a lot to see and experience.

4. One Tree Hill Lookout Walk (Centenary Trail)

Hoskins Street, Hall, Canberra 2618, Australia
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

One Tree Hill Lookout Walk (Centenary Trail)

Reviewed By Randall K - Canberra, Australia

I have now done this walk twice, and loved it both times! Once you reach the top you have great views towards the city and surrounding suburbs, including out towards the Brindabellas. The walk is well sign posted, and quite easy to follow. Be prepared to allow a minimum of 2 hours, and good walking shoes are advisable, especially if there has been recent rain (it can get quite muddy in certain sections). Lots of bird life along the walk, with occasional kangaroos. We were also met by a number of goats (behind a fence) once we reached the top. Quite easy in most sections, but there are a number of steps once you get close to the top. A fantastic walk to enjoy the beauty of Canberra.

5. Gold Creek Station

Victoria Street, Hall, Canberra 2618, Australia +61 2 6227 6586
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Gold Creek Station

Reviewed By woodmister - Edmonton, Canada

Craig run a sheep station here and he gave us a very interesting show. We watched as the dogs herded the sheep, and we watch him shear one. Then he explained what characteristics make some wool better than others within and between sheep. It was quite educational. After the demonstrations we were served a well-prepared steak lunch with the trimmings.

6. Canberra Centenary Trail

Mulligans Flat Road, Forde, Canberra 2600, Australia
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Canberra Centenary Trail

Reviewed By J0anned568 - Canberra, Australia

On a stunning winter's day we set out from Mulligan's Flat to walk to Watson via the Centernary Trail. This is a pleasant walk in gentle terrain. There are occasional gentle slopes to climb but most of the walk is pretty flat. The distance was 13 km - it took us just over 3 hours including a 15 mins stop for a snack. The guide book said it was a 4.5 hr walk but that would be an amble at that pace.
The walk started at the car park in the entrance to the park. We parked one car near Tay St in Watson and drove the other car to Mulligan's Flat.
The walking route is well signposted except for a small section near the Horse Park Road Carpark. It is all along a dirt road except for the last bit (see below).The road had a some muddy patches but it had poured with rain a few days before. The countryside is box and gum woodlands. There were plenty of small birds and the occasional roo. We have seen echidnas on previous visits. There were other walkers and cyclists along the way but most of the time we were by ourselves. I suspect that wild flowers would be present in spring.
The end bit of the trail as it approaches Mt Majura was a bit less clear. At Horse Park Drive Carpark, you have to cross the busy road at the Carpark entrance, and turn immediately left along the grassy area at the bottome of the slope beside the road. Eventually (after about 100 m) the path diverges to the right and after about 30 m comes to a stile of about 6 steps. From that point it is well sign-posted. Eventually you cross under the Federal h'way, and then turn immediately to the left to join the trail again; it turns right just around the corner. you can either take a left hand turn about 50-70 m on to travel across the bottom of Mt Majura or if you go straight ahead you end up in Watson.
A great walk and so close to the city.

7. Pankhurst Wines

Woodgrove Close, Hall, Canberra 2618, Australia +61 2 6230 2592
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3.5 based on 9 reviews

Pankhurst Wines

Reviewed By Tassielad - South-east Australia

When we first visited this vineyard we did enjoy the wines, but we were particularly struck by the Seating just outside the cellar door with spectacular views of the Brindabellas and the Murrumbidgee River. An extra attraction for us is the grape skin chutney, which we grab a jar of when we visit the cellar door. The owners seem knowledgeable about the wines they sell and they are usually friendly and quite happy to talk to us about the current wines. We like their sparkling red wine for special occasions, it was our wine of choice for our anniversary this year. The road is unsealed and the place is tucked out of the way a bit with no restaurant (wine and cheese events only once a month) so you don't really go here on your way to anywhere else, but it's still our local vineyard from north Canberra (ten minutes by car) and well worth a quick visit.

8. Hops and Vine

6A Victoria St, Hall, Canberra 2618, Australia +61 2 6230 2862
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5 based on 1 reviews

Hops and Vine

Hops and Vine is a boutique beer and wine shop focusing on local wineries and Breweries in the Canberra region. We also have a fabulous selection of food, wine and beer from far and wide. Tastings and functions are also a specialty. Close vicinity to local vineyards so would be great to visit as part of a tour.

Reviewed By Cate H

Love this place. Taste testing possible on a massive range of boutique beer and ciders and super knowledgeable staff. Lots of great local produce available to pair with your alcohol purchases. Loved by all the adults in our family. Becoming a favourite hauntThanks for the review Cate! We can't wait to see you in store again soon :)

9. Mor Thai Massage & Day Spa

46 Hibberson St | Shop 24A, Canberra 2912, Australia +(61)61015966
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5 based on 1 reviews

Mor Thai Massage & Day Spa

WELCOME TO MOR THAI MASSAGE AND DAY SPA @ Gungahlin You can relax knowing that you have found Canberra’s premier Thai massage and day spa destination! We use all natural ingredients and products to help us combine time-tested methods of traditional Thai massage with the effectiveness of western style massage, creating a holistic and natural approach to treating yourself when the tension and stress

Reviewed By Prue V

Do yourself a favour and go get yourself a fantastically relaxing massage. Couldn't not write a GREAT review about one of my most favourite places to visit in Gungahlin. All the girls are so lovely and very experience and caring. Thank you and see you next week!!!

10. Palmer Trigonometrical Station

Barrington Crescent, Amaroo, Canberra 2914, Australia +61 2 6239 5222
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Palmer Trigonometrical Station

Reviewed By ActRegular_traveller - Canberra, Australia

Palmer trig point was first built in the mid 19th C and was reconstructed in 1996 probably at the time the surrounding suburb was constructed. It is in a small unnamed reserve on top of a gentle hill in Amaroo. It is now on a small reserve completely surrounded by town houses so there is no view at all from the trig point (other than back fences). A small plaque tells its story.
The trig point is best accessed from the roundabout at the top of Roderick St, Amaroo. No obvious parking spot. Walk through the metal arch off the roundabout and it is about 50 metres up the grass laneway between the houses.
Unless you are staying in Amaroo, this really is a "last resort" thing to do. It has no redeeming features as an attraction whatsoever.
Allow 2 minutes.

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