HomeOur Neighbourhoods > South Canberra > Woden, Weston Creek and Molonglo
Mountain bike rider at Stromlo Forest Park

Woden, Weston Creek and Molonglo

Geographically in the middle of Canberra and developed in the early 1960s, Woden is a thriving business district and shopping precinct, home to Westfield Woden and Canberra Hospital. To its west are the residential areas of Weston Creek and the newer Molonglo Valley, close to mountain bike mecca Stromlo Forest Park.

Highlights of the area

Mall shopping and more

Westfield Woden is a long-established shopping mall with a vibrant dining precinct. Nearby Phillip Is a mix of car yards and specialty shops selling everything from bikes to lights.

Suburban dining gems

The Woden Valley has a variety of hidden dining gems, from Rama's Fijian Indian restaurant in Pearce to A Bite to Eat in Chifley.

Mountain bike trails

Behind the newly developed suburbs in Molonglo is popular multi-use recreation facility Stromlo Forest Park. It features a criterium cycling circuit, mountain bike trails, cross-country track and swimming pool.

Three friends riding mountain bikes with Telstra Tower and parks in the background.
Featured

Stromlo Forest Park

Whatever your passion – running, walking, mountain biking, cycling or horse-riding – Stromlo Forest Park has you covered. Challenge yourself to try all the routes that form The Vapour Trail network from the top to the bottom of the mountain.

With trails and tracks for all levels, as well as a criterium cycling circuit and event pavilion, Stromlo Forest Park is perfect for professionals and rookies alike. Bring a picnic or drop by Handlebar Cafe to make a day of it.

Get the most out of your visit with the Mt Stromlo Shuttle Service with 11 runs per day and over 15 ways to descend the mountain.

Stromlo Forest Park
2 Guests and 2 zookeepers partaking in a Cheetah Encounter at the National Zoo and Aquarium

National Zoo & Aquarium

TripAdvisor rating1602 reviews
Weston Creek, ACT
Walk on Country

Ngala Tours - Walk on Country

by Ngala Tours at the National Arboretum Canberra

TripAdvisor rating1552 reviews
Molonglo Valley, ACT
Art of the Boomerang

Ngala Culture - Art of the Boomerang

by Ngala Tours at the National Arboretum Canberra

TripAdvisor rating1552 reviews
Molonglo Valley, ACT
Aerial Shot Village Centre

National Arboretum Canberra

TripAdvisor rating1552 reviews
Molonglo Valley, ACT
Pod Playground at dusk

POD Playground at the National Arboretum

TripAdvisor rating1552 reviews
Molonglo Valley, ACT
Forest Walk

National Arboretum Canberra Forest Walks

TripAdvisor rating1552 reviews
Molonglo Valley, ACT
Guided walk in the forests of the Arboretum

Guided Forest Walks

by National Arboretum Canberra Forest Walks

TripAdvisor rating1552 reviews
Molonglo Valley, ACT
Image of trees on grass hill, leaves have autumn colours, trees are backlit by sun and blue sky.

Poetry of Autumn - Long Forest Walk

by National Arboretum Canberra Forest Walks

TripAdvisor rating1552 reviews
Molonglo Valley, ACT
Ngala bus viewing stop

Ngala Tours at the National Arboretum Canberra

TripAdvisor rating1552 reviews
Molonglo Valley, ACT
Ngala tour viewing stop

Ngala Tours - Discovery Tour

by Ngala Tours at the National Arboretum Canberra

TripAdvisor rating1552 reviews
Molonglo Valley, ACT
Canberra Cake

Cafe at the Arboretum

TripAdvisor rating144 reviews
Molonglo Valley, ACT
Between $20 and $30
Mt Stromlo at night

Mount Stromlo Observatory

TripAdvisor rating45 reviews
Weston Creek, ACT
Club interior

Canberra Irish Club

TripAdvisor rating3 reviews
Weston Creek, ACT
Ribs and Chips

Rashays - Casual Dining - Woden

TripAdvisor rating71 reviews
Woden, ACT
Over $30
Coffee at The Shed Cafe

The Shed Cafe - Woden

TripAdvisor rating17 reviews
Woden, ACT
Under $20
Our shuttle fleet

Dynamic Motivation Stromlo Shuttle Bus

Wright, ACT
Mountain bike racing
22 Sep 2024

Shimano 100 Mountain Bike Marathon | Stromlo ACT

Stromlo Forest Park, Wright
Next on 22 Sep 2024 from 5:00am to 3:00pm
Teams at the kayaking stage of the Women Only adventure race
22 Sep 2024

Women Only Adventure Race Canberra

Canberra, Molonglo Valley
Next on 22 Sep 2024 from 8:00am to 2:00pm
Grey ceramic jelly mould hanging planter in the foreground with botanical print ceramic hanging ...

The Curatoreum - National Arboretum

Molonglo Valley, ACT
The Nest

Forest Sculpture Gallery

Molonglo Valley, ACT
Bonsai 1

National Bonsai & Penjing Collection of Australia

Molonglo Valley, ACT
Page 1 of 1
    Filter by
    Loading results