Amaroo means beautiful place, and the phrase certainly rings true in this well-established Gungahlin suburb. Much of the housing stock is made up of large homes, many with three or four bedrooms, so it’s a great place to buy a property that can fit a family.
Thinking about visiting or moving to Amaroo? Here’s what you need to know.
Background and history
Amaroo is adjacent to the suburbs of Ngunnawal, Gungahlin, Moncrieff, Forde, Bonner and Jacka. It’s around 1km from the Gungahlin Town Centre and 12km from the city.
Amaroo Shopping Centre borders Horsepark Drive and has a supermarket, petrol station and specialty stores. There’s free parking and a range of takeaway and fresh food to be found.
Gungahlin Town Centre is a short drive away.
Places of interest and things to do
There’s lots to discover in Amaroo and the surrounding suburbs.
- Explore Yerrabi Pond. There’s an adventure playground, a flying fox, a Liberty swing and skate parks, as well as barbecues, shade and grass to enjoy a picnic or throw the footy.
- Discover a suburban restaurant strip just over the lake. Walk across Yerrabi Pond via the walkway and visit some of the restaurants tucked away in a small strip by the water’s edge on the Gungahlin side of the pond. NH8 and Saffron Room are popular favourites.
- Join a park run. Every Saturday morning, there’s a free community fun run that covers Amaroo and takes in other Gungahlin suburbs.
- Median age: 34 years
- Median weekly household income: $2,456
- Median weekly rent: $429
- Houses vs. apartments: 85.4% houses; 0% apartments
- Suburb sales record (excludes land sales): $1,400,000 in 2017
Source: 2016 Census.
Do you live, or have you previously lived, in Amaroo? What are your favourite things about the suburb? What advice would you give to people considering moving there? Share your thoughts in the comments below.