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Best views?

By duckylucky - 8 June 2009 41

Hi all, 

Wife and I are curious to know which suburbs / streets have the best views in Canberra?

In particular, which areas have the best vews out to the West / south of canberra looking out over the Brindabellas?

Thanks!

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41 Responses to
Best views?
astrojax 4:03 pm 08 Jun 09

northbourne avenue has great views of the govvie flats; and my street has the best view of my house – what did you want a view of?

some of upper o’connor / lyneham boasts some lovely vistas.

Pesty 3:51 pm 08 Jun 09

baldilocks said :

To give the northside a vote, the top of Flynn and Melba, backing Mt Rogers reserve. Great views down over Lake Ginninderra, Belconnen to Black Mountain tower, and all the way down to the south of Canberra including to the Brindabellas. Also great view of the fireworks last two nights as well! Some of the highest spots in Canberra.

+1

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 3:29 pm 08 Jun 09

Woodhill Link, Jerrabomberra. Uninterrupted views across the valley, Fyshwick, inner south, city and inner north, with Bruce Stadium visible on a clear day.

Feebles 3:23 pm 08 Jun 09

Further north, Barrett St Macgregor has nice westerly views to the mountains.

grunge_hippy 3:18 pm 08 Jun 09

isabella dr coming up over the hill from the monaro highway between gilmore and macarthur.

caf 3:16 pm 08 Jun 09

The houses on the western edge of Hawker, eg Elsey St, have great views over the Brindabellas.

deezagood 3:09 pm 08 Jun 09

Mount Taylor – far and away the best views down south. A lovely walk that can be steepish in parts, but easily achievable by a motivated five-year old, so not too difficult. Wear sensible shoes, layer-up, take a water bottle and your camera; snow capped Brindies and the Tuggers valley in one direction, Woden and beyond out the other side. Gorgeous views of Canberra – not to be missed. The mountain at the back of Fadden Mount Wanniasa?) has beautiful 360 views too; we usually walk up from the back of Macarthur and follow the marked trails all the way to the top.

BerraBoy68 3:03 pm 08 Jun 09

Skidbladnir said :

Mt Arawang

+1 Skid. I go up there at least once a week. Top place, great views

deye 3:01 pm 08 Jun 09

Are you looking for views to stop by and look at, or views where you can buy a house ?

baldilocks 2:53 pm 08 Jun 09

To give the northside a vote, the top of Flynn and Melba, backing Mt Rogers reserve. Great views down over Lake Ginninderra, Belconnen to Black Mountain tower, and all the way down to the south of Canberra including to the Brindabellas. Also great view of the fireworks last two nights as well! Some of the highest spots in Canberra.

Skidbladnir 2:44 pm 08 Jun 09

Well yes, Thumper is right.

But if you just want somewhere to absorb some South-Southwest-Western views:
Black Mountain, Mt Ainslie, Red Hill (all drivable to near the summit, along Black Mountain Drive, Mt Ainslie Drive, or Red Hill Drive respectively)
Tuggeranong Hill (Park at Callister Cres in Calwell, walk up it)
Mt Taylor (park at the carpark at the bottom at the very end of Waldock St in Chifley, walk up it)
Mt Wanniassa (part up at Sparkes Close in Fadden, walk up it)
Mt Urambi (park on Learmonth Dr, walk up it)
Mt Arawang (park on Namatjira Drive just as you start seeing houses in Chapman, walk up it)

There are probably a few neat places out the back of Higgins\Hawker\Holt, too

Thumper 2:30 pm 08 Jun 09

Number 1, Black Mountain Tower Rd.

Best views in Canberra.

kean van choc 2:30 pm 08 Jun 09

Garran has some great views from Brereton Street (south and west) – also the streets that run of it. And best of all, it is only a very short walk to either the trig viewpoint or the cafe/restaurant on the top of Red Hill for great 360 degree views of the city and surrounds..

Skidbladnir 2:25 pm 08 Jun 09

Parts of Fadden (Bugden Avenue\Appel Cres, for example) have pretty good views across the entire Tuggeranong Valley, and out to the Brindabellas, which get snowcapped in winter.
(Google Maps Streetview of roughly where I mean, if it doesn’t point you South\West, just do it manually)

Otherwise, Fihelly St\Alland Place, also in Fadden.

gun street girl 2:17 pm 08 Jun 09

Bugden Avenue, Fadden.

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