Lake Ginninderra and Its Inhabitants

by Rosemarie John on May 27, 2014

It was a cool evening when we decided to take a stroll around Lake Ginninderra. A beautiful man-made lake that sits adjacent to the Belconnen Town Centre. Her beauty is spread across a surface area of 1.05 square kilometres and is home to Black Swans, ducks, Moorhens and many more.

As we walked through canopied walkways we couldn’t help but stare out into the beauty that was right behind our apartment.

The high sunlit clouds drifted across a clear blue sky.  The sun began to set slowly and the water glistened in orange hues. The air smelt crisp and fresh. Flocks of birds flew by as they returned home for the day. The flight call of Canberra’s bird life was loud and clear. This was home. Our home. We felt a sense of peace engulf us.

As the sun set, the few thin strips of clouds on the horizon turned to shimmering gold. Our plan to walk around the entire lake had failed as we were enticed by the bird life that we kept encountering. Sadly, we did not see any Gang-Gang Cockatoos which I have been dying to photograph. Here are some pictures that we took along the way…

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Padaek May 27, 2014 at 9:32 am

Stunning photos! Such a lovely lake – I miss Canberra – it’s calm landscape really makes up for its chilly weather. Your blog is wonderful! 😀
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Rosemarie John May 27, 2014 at 11:00 am

Thank you! We just moved to Canberra and we are falling in love with it everyday!

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Maureen May 27, 2014 at 10:36 am

Just gorgeous!
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Dana Carmel @ Time Travel Plans May 27, 2014 at 2:08 pm

What a beautiful place to call home. Glad to see you guys are adjusting well to your new life in Canberra!
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Rosemarie John May 27, 2014 at 10:53 pm

The best part Dana… This beauty is just a stone throw away 🙂 We are so glad we stuck to our plan about staying the suburb of Belconnen

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Lizzy (Good Things) May 27, 2014 at 10:24 pm

I have very fond memories of Lake Ginninderra… taking my children there to play, cycle and have picnics when they were little…. walking or cycling around the lake all year round… almost catching a water hen in the spokes of my bike! Beautiful images… : )

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Rosemarie John May 27, 2014 at 10:56 pm

Hi Liz, I realise that Ginninderra is much smaller than LBG but it’s still extremely beautiful and we can’t wait to complete a whole walk around it!

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Muza-chan May 29, 2014 at 5:42 am

Beautiful place…
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