Like all other lakes in Canberra , Lake Tuggeranong is an artificial lake. It was constructed in 1987 coinciding with urban development in the area. The foreshore of the lake is parkland, with swimming, fishing, wind-surfing and non-motorised boating all permitted. A shared bicycle/walking path surrounds the lake, running for 6.7 kilometres.
Walking around the lake is a great way to pass a couple hours, perhaps an early morning walk en route to Lanyon Homestead, which opens at 10 am. Tuggeranong shopping centre in on the western side of the lake so no shortage of food outlets catering for breakfast, lunch, dinner and in between snacks. McDonalds has a prime location right on the lake edge and, as such, is a great spot for a coffee.
For those interested in cycling, it’s actually a very pleasant, mostly downhill, ride from Canberra to Tuggeranong – around 25kms one-way almost 100% on cycle paths. ACTION buses have bike racks for those disinclined to ride the mostly uphill journey back to the city!
Directions: Easy access by bus to Tuggeranong bus station.