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.

 

Connection

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.

checkpoint stamps
QR codes on passport

We have included QR codes in your passport to help you access articles about the areas you’re walking through.

2022-24 medal

Where The Walks Go

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National Arboretum Canberra

National Arboretum Canberra

Spanning over 250 hectares, the National Arboretum in Canberra is one of the world’s largest living collections of rare, endangered and significant trees.The National Arboretum Canberra is a vibrant mix of forests and gardens, home to over 44,000 rare and endangered...

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National Bonsai and Pénjǐng Collection

National Bonsai and Pénjǐng Collection

The Bonsai and Pénjīng collection at the National Arboretum in Canberra is well worth a visit on your way past the second checkpoint on the 24km Bush Capital walk. The art of bonsai believed to have originated from the Chinese practice of pénjǐng (盆景), which dates...

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WW1 Trench Walk

WW1 Trench Walk

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...

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Jerrabomberra Wetlands

Jerrabomberra Wetlands

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...

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