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.
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
Walks take between 45 minutes to an hour 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 the walking routes.
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This Canberra pram friendly dog walk features extensive off leash opportunities nearly the whole way. 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. See more photos of Stuart’s pack enjoying this walk.
This Canberra 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 one of our favourite dog friendly cafés. See more photos of Zara and George’s pack enjoying this walk.
This Canberra pram friendly dog walk 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. See more photos of Jimmy and Serge’s pack enjoying this walk.
This Canberra pram friendly dog walk 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. See more photos illustrating this lovely walk.
This Canberra pram friendly dog walk is extremely pretty, following a generally flat route meandering around the peninsula of Weston Park. 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. See more photos of Sid and Max’s pack enjoying this walk.
CDW thanks the wonderful volunteers featured in these photos who gave so generously of their time to illustrate these great pram friendly walks.