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.
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.