Wurundjeri Spur Lookout 

 

Wurundjeri Spur Lookout in Kew is a gorgeous place to visit with a great view of the city, the bay, and the surrounding suburbs. I recommend going here at sunset because its location means you can also see the city lights as the sun goes down. If you visit in summer, spring or autumn, make sure to check out their wildflower garden. There are always guided walks and talks held by volunteers, who are very knowledgeable and will be able to tell you all about the area and its history.

The Wurundjeri people (sometimes spelled Wurundjeri) are the traditional owners of the lands surrounding the Melbourne CBD. While they have declined in number over the years, the Wurundjeri have always held significant cultural and spiritual significance to the area. Today, these traditional lands encompass 11 suburbs within the Melbourne Metropolitan area and are included in the Wurundjeri people’s cultural area.

About 20 minutes away from Canberra is the beautiful Yarralumla area, home to lawns, shopping, and of course gardens. During springtime, the hills are alive with the sounds of Wurlndjeri Wurlndjeri, as thousands of native flowers bloom. The Wurundjeri Spur Lookout is located in the City of Woden, near the bank of Lake Burley Griffin. The lookout offers expansive views of the Brindabella Mountains, as well as Canberra and the surrounding suburbs.

This historic lookout offers one of the best vantage points for the top of Mount Kosciuszko and the surrounding landscape. The lookout is a short walk from a modern toilet block and offers a viewing platform with bench seats, interpretive signage, and a wonderful panoramic view of the valley.

The Wurundjeri Spur Lookout is where you can enjoy a picnic lunch or a scenic view of Melbourne and the bay. This lookout is a popular stop for visitors to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. Access is via the Wurundjeri Walk which branches off from the Garden Entrance near the corner of Birdwood Avenue and Ferntree Gully Road or via the Bay Trail which starts from the Garden Entrance near the corner of Birdwood Avenue and Ferntree Gully Road.

Head to the intersection of Mons Parade and Cardigan Place in Kew, then turn left (north) along Cardigan Place. Kew Primary School and the Kew Cenotaph are on the left, and then on Cardigan Street. After about 200m you’ll pass Kew Primary School on your left, and then the first parks on your right, Cardigan Street Reserve (with tennis courts and a playground) and Brent Street Reserve. After about 300m you’ll pass on your left the Kew Golf Course, which has a very short walking track to Wurundjeri Spur.

This is one of the only walks in Melbourne where you can get a very good view of the city in a short amount of time. It is a must-see for tourists on the weekend. There are also signs for a historical walk through the bush and back to the lookout, but I haven’t tried it yet. It is a good walk for kids as well.

This is a spectacular lookout with stunning views across Melbourne. It’s perfect for picnics and great for photos. The Wurundjeri settlement is also located here, and you can visit the amphitheater and museum. The lookout has been designed to be accessible and wheelchair friendly, with a ramp and handrails.