UniGardens and vibrant local area of Belconnen
UniGardens is located within walking distance or a short bicycle ride from Belconnen town center with dozens of amenities, including Canberra University, shopping centers, markets, cinemas, restaurants, sports facilities, parks, lakes, landmarks and more. All of students' requirements can be met within a 10-15 minute walk with the farthest being the Calvary Hospital. The detailed maps below are provided for your convenience.
Shopping and grocery
Kwikimart Convenience Shop located on Site
For your convenience their is a small supermarket located on site selling groceries, drinks ,coffee milk and bread etc open from 7am-8pm.
Westfield Shopping Centre
Our local Belconnen Westfield Shopping Center provides retail space for around 225 shops of all kinds, including such majors as Myer, Woolworths, Coles and Hoyts. For more information, please visit Westfield Belconnen.
Relax in a market style atmosphere over a cup of homemade soup and browse more than 30 speciality shops. Opening times are 8:00am to 6:00pm Wednesday to Sunday. Located at Lathlain Street, Belconnen (off Benjamin Way). For more information, visit Belconnen Markets.
Restaurants, bars and cafes
Home to a truly multicultural community, UniGardens are surrounded by restaurants of any kinds and calibre suitable for every budget and taste, from cheap fast foods to luxury places with a la carté menus and views. Thai, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Turkish, Japanese, Australian cuisines, plethora of cafes and bars, all within 5-15 minutes walk from UniGardens doorsteps.
Sports & Outdoor Entertainment
UniGardens is surrounded by parks with lakes that provide perfect scenery for walking, running, jogging, cycling and other physical activities to keep our students fit and energized.
Sports and Aquatic Centre (CISAC)
The Canberra International Sports & Aquatic Centre Centre officially opened on 12 January 2004. Comprising of over 12,000 meters square of health, fitness and leisure under the one roof. CISAC is open Monday to Friday 6am to 9pm, Saturday & Sundays 7am to 7pm. visit CISAC
Fit n Fast is a new chain of health clubs launching into the Australian market with its new approach to fitness. Visit Fit'n Fast
Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)
The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) is Australia's premier sports training institute, internationally acknowledged as a world's best practice model for high performance athlete development. Visit AIS
Canberra Stadium is an iconic sports venue in Australia, playing host to the famous Brumbies and Canberra Raiders. With a seating capacity of over 25,000, it also hosts a number of community events as well as providing first-class function and conference facilities. Visit Canberra Stadium
Lake Ginninderra and parks
Nature reserves and parks around Belconnen provide perfect scenery for a morning jog or evening bicycle ride. Surrounded by cafes and restaurants, there's always a place to sit and to chill after exercise session.
On the map below we included some indoor entertainment options you for students: laser tag shooting, bowling, karaoke, squash and more. Living an active lifestyle is easy with UniGardens!
A collection of links to help you stay updated about local events:
- Belconnen Arts Centre What's on
- University of Canberra Life What's on
- Students in Canberra Facebook page
- Eventfinder Belconnen
- Belconnen Community events
- Visit Canberra events page
- Events ACT
Located 1.6km away from UniGardens, it is both public and private hospital. Residents nearby are able to use the facility for a large number of conditions such as in-patient services, ambulatory care and outreach facilities and services including emergency. The hospital also serves as training ground for students coming from the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University. Should you wish to visit them, they are located at: Mary Potter Circuit, Cnr Belconnen Way & Haydon Drive, Bruce ACT 2617
Phone: (02) 6201 6111
Website: Calvary Health Care ACT
For emergencies call: 000
General Practioners (GP) are the first people to seek medical advice before requiring specialist care for non critical conditions. There are a number of GPs in the immediate area. The University of Canberra also has a doctor on campus.