Canberra pram friendly dog walks

December 1, 2017 Georgia

Canberra Dog Walks now features a range of dog walks in Canberra that are also pram friendly. We've researched some fun walks in various areas of Canberra that are paved the whole way and dog friendly as well. So you can definitely keep fit, take bub on an outing, and make your dog very happy. Read on for summaries of five pram friendly dog walks we recommend you try.

General information
Curtin pram friendly walk
Hughes pram friendly walk
Kambah pram friendly walk
Kingston pram friendly walk
Lake Ginninderra pram friendly walk
Yarralumla pram friendly walk

 

General information

These pram friendly dog walks follow easy paved routes and all include:

  • off leash areas for your dog to have a run and play
  • pram friendly and dog friendly cafés (except one)
  • playgrounds along the way in case you have older kids in tow
  • pretty parks and streetscapes
  • easy access to toilets and bins
  • optional, easy, 'off track' wanders across flat green ovals

Walks range from between 45 to 90 minutes to complete, strolling at a steady pace including some dawdling time.

Summaries of our Canberra pram friendly dog walks are provided below in alphabetical order. Click on the walk titles for free detailed directions and google maps of each walking route.

We'd welcome any feedback on the walks or suggestions for other routes. Use our contact form.

 

Curtin pram friendly walk

Dogs love this Curtin pram friendly walk featuring extensive off leash opportunities for long periods. The route follows informal parks with lots of interesting smells and long grass to run through, traverses a large playing field with excellent ball chasing opportunities, and includes an optional creek dip to cool down. For humans there are extensive views west to the Brindabellas and north to the Canberra Arboretum. For kids there are two playgrounds along the way. The 4 km walk starts and ends at the Curtin shops where there are several excellent dog friendly cafés.

 

Hughes pram friendly walk

The Hughes pram friendly dog walk is a pleasant, easy stroll easy providing a variety of suburban and informal park experiences and substantial off leash opportunities. A large green playing field near the beginning of the walk is perfect for energetic ball games, and there are pretty paths through informal parks - one with a playground. The 2.5 km walk starts and ends at the Hughes shops featuring a very dog and kid friendly bakery with sheltered outdoor tables.

 

Kambah pram friendly walk

Kambah's generous open spaces and extensive network of footpaths make this an easy, pleasant walk whether you are pushing a pram or free to wander 'off track'. Dogs love the variety of off leash spaces, from huge irrigated playing fields to a mini bush park. There are mountain and hill views from nearly all points on the route and a super dog and kid friendly café on the way providing a tempting stop. This loop walk is fully paved and mostly flat with only one gradual up hill then down hill section in the first part of the walk, and crosses only one quiet road. There are three excellent playgrounds en route. The walk starts and ends at behind the Kambah Village shops, or you could start and end your loop walk at the café.

 

Kingston pram friendly walk

This Canberra pram friendly dog walk through Kingston meanders through attractive suburban streets, past some heritage listed cottages, and through very pretty parks. The abundant tall mature trees throughout the route make this a shady option in summer and very colourful in autumn. There are relatively limited off-leash opportunities but there is access to a generous, green space perfect for burning off excess energy. The 3 km walk starts and ends at the Kingston shops featuring several dog friendly cafés in Green Square. Telopea Park has an excellent playground.

 

Lake Ginninderra pram friendly walk

Pretty and short, this pram friendly dog walk in Belconnen loops around the edge of a small peninsula jutting into Lake Ginninderra. The peninsula is entirely covered by a lovely park - Diddams Close Park - featuring mature eucalypts and exotic trees around the lake edge and grassland in the centre. It is particularly enjoyable in autumn when tall poplars turn a brilliant yellow. There are ample of off leash opportunities, including a dog swimming beach, and the Belconnen Dog Park is located at the beginning of the walk. No cafés here unfortunately but ample picnic tables and barbecue facilities, plus playgrounds for the kids. The very easy, 2.5 km generally flat walk starts and ends at the east end of Diddams Close, Belconnen.

 

Yarralumla pram friendly walk

Extremely pretty and following a generally flat route meandering around the peninsula of Weston Park, this pram friendly walk in Yarralumla offers something different again. The park features mature native and exotic trees, and the lake is nearly always in sight. Dogs must be on leash but the walk starts and ends at the Yarralumla Dog Park where you can give your dog the opportunity to play off leash and socialise with other dogs. There is also a dog off leash swimming area very close to the dog park. The 4 km route passes a dog friendly café, or you can drive/walk to the Yarralumla shops for other cafes. There are numerous playgrounds in Weston Park.

 

 

CDW thanks the wonderful volunteers featured in these photos who gave so generously of their time to illustrate these great pram friendly walks.