Did you know that Throsby is the same distance to the city centre as some suburbs in Belconnen and Weston Creek? If you’ve already bought a property in Throsby, or you’re thinking about buying or renting, here’s a taste of what you’ll find in and around the thriving suburb.
Even though you’re only 15 minutes’ drive from the city and 2.5km to Gungahlin Town Centre, Throsby has a certain peacefulness and tranquillity about it. That’s because it’s nestled between two nature reserves – Mulligans Flat and Goorooyarroo. You’re right on the doorstep of stunning walks and epic wildlife spotting. Be sure to visit Wildbark at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary for a twilight tour.
Within Throsby, there are many pathways for walking and cycling, plus Joey Park has a playground, pergola, bridge structures, a jetty, and an impressive kangaroo and joey steel sculpture!
A new, state-of-the-art public primary school recently opened in Throsby, with capacity for hundreds of students from preschool to Year 6. It has great indoor and outdoor learning areas, as well as a strong sustainability culture. There are even indoor tree houses, while the playground has in-ground trampolines!
There’s also a 360 Early Education childcare service operating on Mulgara Loop in Throsby. The play area is designed around a treehouse, with a strong link to the natural surrounds. The rooms are light-filled and engaging for littlies.
Nearby you’ll find exceptional entertainment and dining choices at Forde, Harrison and the Gungahlin Town Centre.
We love the café vibe at Sunday in Canberra (on Ernest Cavanagh Street in Gungahlin) or the delicious eats and drinks at Frankies at Forde. Some of the top-rated restaurants around Gungahlin are Ogawa, Little Siam and Lotus Cuisine of India.
The Gungahlin Marketplace, which has been recently expanded with ‘Level Up’, now has the largest Chemist Warehouse in Canberra, an Aldi Supermarket and a Daily Market Asian supermarket. Along with many specialty retailers, the marketplace features Big W and Kmart.