South of Canberra’s city centre and home to some of its oldest suburbs, the Inner South is bordered by the foreshores of Lake Burley Griffin to the north, and surrounded by the ridges of Red Hill to the south and west.
The MarketBoutique suburbs and tree lined streets - sophisticated peaceful living
You’ll fall in love withThe recreational parks and waterways adjacent to hip shopping and graceful homes
The LifestyleLakeside location and exceptional hospitality scene make it a paradise for professionals and families alike
For the kidsSome of the regions finest government and private schools can be found here.
Boutique suburbs and tree lined streets - sophisticated peaceful living
Famed for its leafy green suburbs and exclusive addresses, Inner South contains major attractions including the National Gallery of Australia, Questacon, Old Parliament House and Canberra Glassworks. The streets are full of official residences, Art Deco bungalows, carefully tended gardens, many with beautiful mountain views of the Brindabellas.
Kingston is Canberra’s most populous suburb and has recently been enhanced with a new waterfront development – Kingston Foreshore. Kingston, and the neighbouring suburb Manuka, are popular dining and shopping destinations and accommodation in this area ranges from waterfront apartments to large family homes.
Suburbs making up the Inner South include: Barton, Deakin, Forrest, Fyshwick, Griffith, Kingston, Manuka, Narrabundah, Oaks Estate, Red Hill and Yarralumla.
You’ll fall in love with
The recreational parks and waterways adjacent to hip shopping and graceful homes
Take in the natural beauty of Lake Burley Griffin with a walk or cycle along Kingston Foreshore, enjoy Manuka Swimming Pool or the adjacent Manuka Oval, a Canberra fixture since the roaring twenties and home to national and local sporting games including cricket and Australian rules football.
Mt Stromlo Park not only hosts an amazing array of cycling facilities (including BMX and mountain bike trails), it also has the Rod De Castella running track, with scenic views of Canberra. If that doesn’t impress you what about your own observatory… SCIENCE!
The historic 1920s centres of Manuka and Kingston are hotspots for entertainment, eating, shopping and quality people watching.
Lakeside location and exceptional hospitality scene make it a paradise for professionals and families alike
The popular boutique suburbs of Kingston and Manuka are renowned for their restaurants and cafes, as well as nightclubs and speciality shopping. Fresh produce is available from the nearby Fyshwick Markets and Deakin boasts more specialist health practitioners than any other Canberra area. The Inner South is close to everything, yet still private.
For the kids
Some of the regions finest government and private schools can be found here.
Government primary schools include Forrest Primary, Narrabundah Primary, Red Hill Primary, Yarralumla Primary. From there the kids can go on to Alfred Deakin High and Narrabundah College. There are combined government schools too: Telopea Park and The Woden School. Independent combined schools include Canberra Girls Grammar and Canberra Grammar.
Catholic schooling is completely covered with St Bedes Primary, St Benedict’s Primary, St Gregory’s Primary, St Clare’s College for Girls and the well-known St Edmund’s College for Boys (primary/secondary combined).