Canberra is such a beautiful place that it must be explored. One of the best ways to do this is on foot. Within Canberra and the surrounding regions there are so many opportunities to walk and experience what is on offer. We’ve put together a list of our favourite walking trails that you must do.

Mount Ainslie:

To gain access the Mount Ainslie walk we recommend you park at the base, behind the war memorial. You will find a carpark along Treloar street that is the best location to leave your car as you head up the mountain. Across the carpark you will see a BBQ area, keep walking until you see a sign and a short boardwalk. This is where the trail walk begins. On the way up the mountain, be sure to check over your should as you will begin to get a fantastic view of the city and south Canberra. Once you are at the top, get your camera out as you see unobstructed views of all the beauty Canberra has on offer. It is undoubtedly the best view of Lake Burley Griffin. The walk takes approximately 1 hour in total up and back down the mountain.

One Tree Hill:

A local favourite, One Tree Hill is located in North Canberra in the suburb of Hall. The trail starts at the corner of Haskins and Hall Street and there is off street parking available. The trail is about 8.4km long and takes approximately two hours to complete. Along the trail you get a fantastic view of the rural area of Canberra. Once you get to the end, celebrate by getting a photo next to the ‘Canberra 100’ sign!

Booroomba Rocks:

There are plenty of wonderful walking in Namadgi National Park, but the best is Booroomba Rocks. This walk has a couple of trails, with the shortest being 2.5kms and the longest 10.5kms. When you enter Namadgi Park (there is a small fee) you’ll find their visitors center. Be sure to talk to the staff to see what trails are available as they are dependent on the weather. Along the walk you will find some steep inclines but it is all worth it once you reach the top. It is a sight to see as you will be treated to panoramic views of the hills surrounding Canberra.


These walks are our favourites. Before you leave to head out on the trail be sure to pack water, snacks, sunscreen and a hat.