Where to take your dog in Canberra, Australia

Canberra is a very cool capital city. Sometimes known as ‘The Bush Capital’ as it is surrounded by incredible nature reserves and mountain ranges. The city is home to world-class dining and historic museums. Frequently voted one of the most dog-friendly cities in Australia, you’ll find plenty to do with your dog in Canberra.

Local Press Cafe

This beautifully rustic looking cafe serves up seasonal, health-conscious dishes and is the perfect spot for brunch. Situated right on Lake Burley Griffin, you’ll be treated to waterside views while you tuck into a dish of jackfruit tacos, roasted granola or lamb & chickpea salad. Dogs are welcome to join you on the outdoor terrace. 

Shepherds Lookout Walk

This stunning, easy walk is located in the Woodstock Nature Reserve and offers one of the best views of across the Murmurbidgee and surrounding bush. Home to the platypus as well as endangered bird species, this 1.2km route will only take around 45 minutes. Dogs must be on a leash.

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Capital Brewing Co

Achingly cool, Australia’s first carbon-neutral brewery just so happens to also be a fantastic place to hang out with your dog. There are seasonal flavours available like Mango Tango and Pineapple Upside down cake. This huge warehouse space and gardens is the place to be. Firstly, there are games and a playhouse to keep the kids entertained as well as some lovely shady spots in the grass for four-legged friends too. Food is supplied by neighbouring Brodburger and won’t dissapoint.

Point Hut Dog Beach

This off-leash ‘beach’ area is located in Point Hut. It’s a great place to let your dog cool off in the pond. The area has plenty of facilities such as toilets, bins and picnic tables. Eucalyptus trees provide plenty of shady spots. You can combine a trip to this spot as part of a walk around the suburbs of Conder and Gordon. 

So whatever you enjoy, you’ll find plenty to do with your dog in Canberra, Australia.

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Fri Oct 14 2022