Welcome to Acton Walkways


Acton Walkways promotes the many rich layers of Acton, a suburb situated in the heart of Canberra, the Australian Capital. Acton has a long history dating back to the early traditional custodians of the Canberra region, whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history. Following the arrival of Commonwealth surveyors in 1909, Acton Settlement was to become Canberra's first 'suburb', and remained the administrative and social centre for the next forty years.

Acton is now a thriving community with a wealth of attractions and activities, breathtaking Canberra vistas and scenic walking trails. Take the water line along Lake Burley Griffin, or meander through the many inland pathways linking the city to the lake. Visit almost 100 sculptures, 30 heritage sites, national icons, art, music and film venues, and stop by one of the many cafes and restaurants.

The Acton Walkways' website includes numerous features to enhance your visit. See our menu and quick links to:

View maps and information about sculptures, heritage, venues & cafes;

Find out what's on in the region;

Book online for guided walks and tours;

Browse our image galleries.

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Since its inception in 2009, Acton Walkways has been made possible through key sponsorship from The 
Molonglo Group, The Australian National University, The National Film and Sound Archive, and The ACT Government.

With generous contributions from RSM Bird Cameron, MapShed Australia, Coordinate, Bradley Cummings Photography, and support from numerous organisations (please visit our Partners page)


News & Updates
Wednesday Lunchtime Walks
Acton Walkways holds a regular Wednesday lunchtime walk every week ...
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Art Not Apart Tour and Wednesday Walks
Art Not Apart Tour On Saturday the th of March ...
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Merry Xmas and Happy 2015
Wishing all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and ...
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