Explore as You Walk
Embrace the Joy of Discovery
In the language of our first people, ‘Canberra’ means ‘meeting place’. Welcome and let us show you around.
Around every bend you’ll find interesting places waiting to be explored. As you wander through the landscape, we want you to feel connected to your surroundings.
Make the most of your Canberra walking adventure
Connection begins with knowledge and understanding, so we’ve put together a range of articles about some of the places you’ll be walking through during the Aussie Peace Walk.
When you register to walk in any of the events over 10km, you’ll receive a personalised event passport. Volunteers will stamp your passport as you pass each checkpoint. To be eligible for the finisher’s medal or Marathon pin, MoseyMingle, MultiMingle, and MegaMingle participants must collect the correct stamp at every checkpoint.
You will see QR codes throughout your passport that link to articles about the places you are walking through. We have set up this page so you can readily find all the ‘place’ articles to read before you do the event.
We will add more articles about the places each walk goes through. As we develop and add them, you will find more articles about the places each walk goes through below.
We have included QR codes in your passport to help you access articles about the areas you’re walking through.
Where The Walks Go
These trenches were designed for attack and defence, and for the movement, housing, safety and support of troops. After 21km and 42km walkers pass the Carillon checkpoint, you will continue along beside Lake Burley Griffin and then beside the Molonglo River that was...
Walkers will approach Anzac Parade from the West, having come through the tunnel under Parkes Way and past The Griffin apartments on to Constitution Avenue.11km, '21km East' and 42km walkers will proceed along the western side of Anzac Parade towards the Australian...
Stirling Ridge, Ngunnawal scar tree, remains of the Westlake settlement and Lotus Bay.Despite starting and finishing a stone’s throw from the city centre, all the Sunday walks include some bush tracks. The walk with the most bushland walking is the 24 km which takes...
42km and 21km walkers will go through this lovely natural area. Have your camera ready as you wander through this area.Did you know that there is a wetland nature reserve right near the Kingston Foreshore? If you are taking part in the 42km or the 21km Aussie Peace...
From Nara Peace Park on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, we followed the route planned for the Sunday 24km peace walk.NOTE: This article was written before the 1st AussiePeaceWalk in 2021 when organisers were determining the routes. Some areas mentioned here are now...