ACT Walks, Tours & Activities  
   
ACT Government Walking & Cycling Map

"The ACT Walking & Cycling Map is an essential journey planning tool for cyclists and pedestrians for the use of sustainable modes of transport across Canberra 's network of shared paths, footpaths and on-road cycling lanes." (ACT Gov.)

 
 
 
ACT Walkers

"The ACT Race and Fitness Walking club (ACT Walkers) promotes walking (racewalking, powerwalking and fitness walking) for sport, health and fitness in the Canberra region. Fitness walkers, power walkers and race walkers of all abilities are welcome. We have two main seasons, they are the winter season that is held at various venues around Canberra on a Saturday afternoon and we also have a summer season with track walks being held at the AIS Stadium every Thursday evening." (ACT Walkers)

 
 
 
ACT Walking for Pleasure

"ACT Walking For Pleasure provides exercise in a social atmosphere while enjoying Canberra's network of open spaces, parks, lakes and forests. No bookings are required. There is no obligation to attend walks, nor any charge for walking. New walkers may try walks before joining. The emphasis is on relaxation and enjoyment." (ACT WFP)

 
 
 
ANU Classics Museum Tours

"The Classics Museum, established in 1962, displays a range of items that provide fascinating insights into the cultural practices of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. The collection, which is open to the public, spans the Mediterranean and beyond. It features examples of ancient art and objects of daily life from Greece and the Roman world, including Egypt and the Near East. The Classics Museum offers regular guided tours of the collection on the second Friday of each month. All are welcome. No need to book, but if you're bringing a group please contact us." (ANU)

 
 
 
ANU Sculpture Walk

"The ANU campus on the Acton Peninsula is a unique environment that exemplifies Walter Burley Griffin’s vision for a national capital where landscape and city are truly intermeshed. The campus extends from the lake to Black Mountain and also merges with Canberra’s cosmopolitan Civic centre on its eastern edge. Since the University’s founding in 1946, the campus has evolved to become an integrated environment in which architecture, landscape design and sculpture all complement each other." (ANU facilities & Services)

Download the ANU Sculpture booklet, or the ANU Walks app which showcases the outdoor sculptures, heritage and natural environment of the ANU campus.

 
 
 
ANU Sustainability Tour

"At ANU, we are constantly seeking to both reduce the environmental footprint of our operations through best practice sustainability initiatives and to foster a culture of sustainability on campus. Sustainability initiatives at ANU are guided by our Environmental Management Plan which sets out ambitious targets in relation to energy, emissions, water, waste and recycling, transport, biodiversity, pollution, heritage, green buildings and community engagement." (ANU Green).

View the ANU Sustainability Tour online, or download the ANU Walks app which showcases the outdoor sculptures, heritage and natural environment of the ANU campus.  

 
 
 
ArtsACT Civic Public Art Walk

The 2005 ArtsACT Civic Public Art Walking Tour guide "provides you with a snapshot of some of the many types and styles of public art that have been commissioned for Civic - the heart of our city - over the last forty years. To assist you with your tour, Civic has been divided into six distinct public art precincts: Glebe Park and Braddon; Civic Square; Ainslie Avenue; City Walk; Garema Place and Civic Bus Interchange; City West." (ArtsACT)

 

 

 
 
 
ArtsACT Public Art Database

"The ACT is home to a diverse collection of public artwork that has been commissioned by the ACT Government and Australian Governments, as well as the private and community sectors. The ACT Government is committed to high quality public space and public art is an integral part of the urban fabric in Canberra. Public art is important to our community because it is the most accessible of the visual arts - it is for everyone and is owned by the community." (ArtsACT). Visit the ArtsACT public art website to view and search artworks in the ACT. 

 
 
 
Canberra Centenary Trail

"The Centenary Trail is a 145 kilometre self-guided, non-motorised loop trail for walkers and touring cyclists that showcases Canberra and takes users on a journey between urban and rural environments past iconic sites and hidden treasures. The Centenary Trail is divided into daily sections, spaced for walkers and bike riders. Users are able to join or leave the trail in many locations." (ACT Gov.)

Visit the Centenary Trail website for more information and maps. You can also purchase a 180 page detailed Centenary Trail Guidebook. This book includes detailed walking and cycling route directions for the whole circuit, broken down in to manageable sections; full-colour maps; suggestions for nearby cafés, activities, attractions and children’s activities; information on birdlife, other animals and flora; and over 100 full colour photographs. 

 
 
 
Canberra Tracks

"Canberra Tracks is a network of heritage signage that incorporates eigth self-drive routes leading to many of Canberra’s historic sites located throughout the ACT region. Each sign tells exciting stories from a time gone by and the present day. Canberra is a meeting place where, over time, peoples’ connections with the land have left distinctive marks. Some of these marks have become national icons immediately identifying Canberra as the nation’s capital. Others are more subtle reminders of an age before parliament came to the Limestone Plains of New South Wales. Beside these stand the marks of the Ngunnawal people, whose living culture connects the land with its Aboriginal origin." (ACT Gov.)

Visit the Canberra Tracks website to explore maps and information, and to download The Canberra Tracks App which uses augmented reality technology (AR) to bring the Canberra Tracks self-drive heritage trails alive with additional video, audio and images.

 

 
 
 
Canberra Two Day Walk Association

"The Canberra Two Day Walk Association (AussieWalk) organises a number of walking events in Australia: The annual Canberra Walking Festival; Year Round self-guided walks; Monthly AussieWalks - generally on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month in Canberra plus other special walks including the annual walk for World Walking Day in May and St Nicholas Christmas/Embassy walk in December." (Aussie Walk)

 
 
 
CANwalk Portal

"Walking is a fantastic way to get around Canberra. Whether it be for health, recreation or transport – walking is the way to go. Health authorities recommend that adults should get at least 30 minutes exercise each day and walking is the easiest way to attain this. The CANwalk Portal is designed to assist you in finding a walking activity or event that suits your needs. Just click on the links to the ‘Events’ or ‘Choose your Type of Walk’ to find out more. To find out whats happening in the Canberra walking community, check out the ‘News’ section. (CANwalk)

 
 
 
Ferry Tours

Take a boat tour or dinnner cruise on Lake Burley Griffin with either Lake Burley Griffin Cruises or MV Southern Cross   

 
 
 
Heart Foundation Walks

"Do you want to take the first steps to increase your physical activity by joining Australia’s largest FREE community-based walking network – Heart Foundation Walking? Heart Foundation Walking aims to make regular physical activity enjoyable and easy, especially for people who are not used to being active. Walking groups can be any size and walk at various times, distances, days and levels of difficulty. If you do not live near a group or choose to walk on your own, you can even join as a ‘Virtual Walker’ and track your progress online." (Heart Foundation)

 
 
 
Photography Workshops

Bradley Cummings Photography Workshops

Bradley Cummings is the photographer of almost all of the sculptures and heritage sites on our website, and has led our popular 'Capturing Acton on Camera' Tours. We can highly recommend Bradley's photography website where he offers a range of photography workshops from beginner to advanced. 

 
 
 
Visit Canberra

For more activities and tours in the Australian Capital Territory see 'Visit Canberra', the official website of the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre

 
 
 
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