Belconnen Skate Park

The Belconnen Skate Park and public realm is Australia’s largest skate park facility. The iconic ‘Belco Bowl’ was designed to the highest international skating and BMX standards, incorporating a street skate plaza, sculptural obstacles, snake run, mini ramp, shelter, seating and viewing area. Belconnen Skate Park’s lighting runs until 10 pm every night. The facility … Read more

Play in the Park

Lake Ginninderra has 5 purpose built Playgrounds available all year around. John Knight Memorial Park, the Western Foreshore Park, Diddams Close Park and the Bimbi Beach Community Park are the locations to visit. There are man-made structures to climb as well as nature to explore.


Getting up early enough in the morning is really worthwhile at Lake Ginninderra. Besides the great coffee and breakfast offerings from local Cafes, outside the sun rises from the east over Lake Ginninderra. As the morning light touches the water it delivers stunning views. In the cooler months, early morning fog offers a mysterious and … Read more

UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra

The only School on the shores of the lake, UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra is a public secondary college for students in Years 11 and 12. The College is located on Emu Bank, nestled between Eastern Valley Way Inlet, John Knight Memorial Park and the Wayfarer Apartment building. “Lake Ginninderra College” is only metres from the water … Read more

Running and Walking

Lake Ginninderra is the ultimate suburban location for recreational running and walking. Whatever your interest, there are paths and tracks that offer something for everybody.  Following the Pedestrian Path around the foreshore of Lake Ginninderra is a cool 7km. For the most part, the Path is relatively flat and paved/sealed the whole way. The Path … Read more

Park Run – Every Saturday 8am

Every Saturday at 08:00am folk get together for a run/walk for their own enjoyment at Lake Ginninderra. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in whatever your pace! From the start/finish line in John Knight Memorial Park, the Ginninderra Park Run course twists and turns northwards along the bike path, as we keep Lake Ginninderra to … Read more


Swimming in Lake Ginninderra is permitted. Beaches located around the Lake provide signage that should be observed before entering the water.  The lake has a surface area of 1.05 square kilometres (0.41 sq mi) and an average depth of 3.5 metres (11 ft). The water temperature from May to August each year is considered too cold (in and around … Read more

Ginninderra Creek

Ginninderra Creek flows through the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales and starts below Gungahlin at an elevation of 599m and ends at an elevation of 430m flowing into the Murrumbidgee River. The Ginninderra Creek drops around 168m over its 23.2km length. Ginninderra Creek enters the eastern arm of Lake Ginninderra between McKellar and Giralang. It flows … Read more

Ancient Arts Fellowship: Saturday afternoons

The Ancient Arts Fellowship fighting style is partway between a martial art, a physical hobby and a sport. While not as formal and structured as a martial art, it is less competitive than a sport. Safety is our primary concern. New combatants are taught to be safe first, and then progress to more advanced weapons, such … Read more

Joynton Smith Drive Reserve

Joynton Smith Drive Reserve is nestled between the Western Foreshore Park and the Promenade at Emu Inlet. Gummiuk Beach is conveniently tucked into the corner of the Reserve near the old Police Jetty.  There are no Barbecue facilities along Joynton Smith Drive Reserve, there is some seating and plenty of space to stretch out for … Read more