Tuggeranong Region Highlights & Essential Things To Do
Discover Your Local Tuggeranong Area
Whether you're a serious adventurer or just passing through, the southernmost town centre of Canberra, Tuggeranong, is full of pleasant wonders and temptations. Located on the way to the Sapphire Coast and the snow region of Thredbo, it's easy to miss this little gem of social history and natural spectacles.
Nestled in the Lanyon Valley along the Murrumbidgee River, the 1850's Lanyon Homestead is one of the most historical local attractions, documenting the life of the region before Canberra even existed. Travel back in time to a captivating period of convict labour to the invention of modern day wheat. If you're looking for more things to do there, take a stroll in the sprawling gardens and visit the impeccably-preserved homestead and courtyard buildings. Discover a whole new level of affection as you cherish the English tradition of an afternoon indulgence, a Devonshire Tea. Put aside your worries and savour the perfectly-rounded scones straight out of the oven served with fresh whipped-cream and homemade strawberry jam alongside an exceptional array of loose-leaf teas. Be on the lookout for sheep, cattle and horses grazing on the tempered hills of the Murrumbidgee River.
One of the loveliest places to go in the area involves a trek up to Tuggeranong Hill with or without your furry friends on lead. Stumble across kangaroos in the wild and experience fantastic views of the Tuggeranong Valley, Rob Roy Range, and Mt Tennant, 2800 feet above sea level! Put on a pair of sturdy shoes and be cautious of steep treks and loose gravel towards the top. Enter through the gates and follow through to the heritage-listed Tuggeranong Homestead - an event all of its own - a haven amidst Tuggeranong Valley. Uncover many layers of history from the Indigenous occupants, through to convict connections to the period of Federation. Learn about the first volumes of the official World War I history, written by Dr Charles Bean and his staff at this homestead. Be sure to catch the Lions Club Tuggeranong Homestead Community Markets held on the second Sunday of each month with various stalls and rides.
Tuggeranong may be tempting to skip, but it is surely not easy to leave. There is no shortage of amenities at Tuggeranong and you'll most definitely leave with a refreshed spirit.
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