Yarralumla is an inner suburb of Canberra located against the south western shore of Lake Burley Griffin. It is believed the name Yarralumla is derived from the indigenous name for the area. Because of its proximity to the city and general street appeal, Yarralumla is one of Canberra’s most affluent and expensive residential suburbs. Yarralumla is home to the official residence of The Governor-General of Australia and the home shares the same name.

Weston Park is one of several parks along the western edge of Lake Burley Griffin and provides swimming areas a play ground and is a popular weekend barbecue spot.  The Yarralumla Play Station offers a miniature train, mini-golf and a petting zoo. Also within this part of the  suburb is The Royal Canberra Golf Club which has hosted many of the country’s most prestigious professional and amateur championships.

Another worthy visit in Yarralumla is Lennox Gardens,  a great place to picnic or relax and explore. The Beijing Garden features traditional Chinese styles from the Qing Dynasty and the Nara Peace Park features a Japanese themed garden complete with cherry blossom trees.

Quick Facts

Yarralumla is a suburb of Canberra in Australian Capital Territory. It is located approximately 4kms from the capital Canberra covering an area of 8.297 square kilometres. Yarralumla has a recorded population of 2890 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.

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