Narrabundah was gazetted in September 1928. Its name derives from the Ngunnawal word for “bird of prey” and to reflect its name, a sculpture was built in the park opposing Narrabundah shops.
Narrabundah’s street names were previously numbered but have since been renamed with Indigenous culture, white explorers and pioneers.
While it was established as part of Queanbeyan, the suburb of Narrabundah sits in Canberra’s Inner South, nestled alongside Griffith.
It was one of the last suburbs of the Inner South to be developed. It’s an area with lots of green spaces and tree-lined streets, plus good local schools, making it a popular spot for families.
If you live in certain parts of Narrabundah, you can expect regular visits from the local peacocks who roam the suburb.
Eat & Drink
For a set of neighbourhood shops, the Narrabundah shops pack a serious punch in the food and drink department. Sadly, buzzing-hatted eatery XO is about to close its doors.
More of a night owl or prefer the wee hours? Canberra’s only late-night kitchen, Kita Cafe, is there for you from 6pm until 6am, five days a week.
See & Do
You’d be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful spot to work in than Commonplace. Also located at the Narrabundah shops, walk up the terrazzo-tiled staircase to this co-working space, which boasts a calming pink palette and plenty of areas to set up your laptop.
During summer, head to Narrabundah Ballpark to catch a baseball game and cheer on the Canberra Cavalry.
Or indulge and treat your tresses at eco-friendly hair salon, Pura Holistic Studio.