If you were to picture a fitting backdrop for a retired life it would look something like Lake Tuggeranong. This deep blue glassy lake hugs evergreen banks and reflects the grandeur of nearby mountains. It’s not just within Marigal Gardens that your needs are catered for, it’s beyond the village too, where there are discoveries to be made in this great nation’s capital.
Lake Tuggeranong offers a raft of recreation and leisurely activities. You could jump in a kayak and glide along the water or you might like to throw a line. If you’re after a more easy going afternoon there are plenty of places to roll out a picnic rug as you share a mellow wine and cheese selection at sunset.
If you’re out for a refreshing exercise you can ride the cycle ways and cruise by the scenic foreshore. Or if you want to move at more leisurely pace you can go by foot and take the popular Pine Island to Kambah Pool bushwalking track. Maybe you’d like to get a little competitive and christen the green as you sink a few golf balls at the Murrumbidgee Country Club or rally the friends for a nail-biting mixed doubles match at the local tennis court.
There’s a few handy local Kambah shopping centres only minutes away, and the Tuggeranong Hyperdome with banks, supermarkets, restaurants, medical services and pharmacies just a short drive. There is also a bounty of local leisure clubs for a catch up over of quiet drink and a few cinemas for that new release, ready for your review.
It’s not just the immediate surrounds that you’ll enjoy, you’re also a mere 20 minute drive to the centre of Canberra itself where you can really take in all that the city has to offer. There’s an array of interesting restaurants and quaint boutique stores to visit. You could take a trip to see the latest exhibition at the Australian War Memorial. Perhaps critiquing some contemporary works at the National Gallery of Australia or attending a parliamentary seminar is more your style. Explore the National Botanical Gardens for a delightful day trip, or the serene trees in the National Arboretum and take in spring colour at Floriade, it’s all an easy drive to these inspiring places of natural beauty. Whatever day whether sunny or grey, Marigal Gardens is the perfect blend of home and heart – where you can open your front door to a world of opportunity and exploration.