According to local indigenous dialects, Amaroo is said to mean “pretty place”, and there’s a lot that’s easy on the eye about this leafy suburb in Gungahlin.
With plenty of green spaces, ovals and playgrounds, plus larger blocks and homes, it’s a popular suburb for growing families.
Amaroo boasts its own local shops, with a supermarket, restaurants and other amenities, but is also just a stone’s throw north of Gungahlin Town Centre.
Median house price: $803,000 *
Median unit price: $577,000
*Domain House Price Qtr 3 2021
55 Diamond Street, $1.67 million
44 Rollston Street, $1.57 million
76 Diamond Street, $1.4 million
6 Styx Close, $1.35 million
26 Heatherdale Street, $1.26 million
Eat & Drink
Live in Amaroo and your local is Stonehouse, a welcoming, family-run pub that’s an equally good spot to stop by for a cosy drink, or settle in with the whole family for a wholesome meal.
During the day you can grab a coffee and satisfy your sweet tooth at Butters Patisserie, which specialises in house-made cakes, pastries and pies.
Or enjoy authentic Indian street food and sweets at Sweet Mahal Indian Restaurant.
See & Do
Discover some of Amaroo’s history at Crinigan’s Stone Cottage. The heritage site has the remains of the cottage, which was originally home to John and Maria Crinigan from around 1842.
Hugging the southern edge of the suburb is Yerrabi Pond. The picturesque track around it makes for an easy 4.3-kilometre walk.
This home on a large block is an entertainer’s delight, featuring a spacious open-plan kitchen and dining area plus an al fresco entertaining area surrounded by gardens. The main bedroom, with a walk-in wardrobe and en suite, is tucked away upstairs on its own private level.
Price guide: $1.2 million
Auction: 3.45pm, November 14
Agent: Stone Gungahlin, Jess Smith 0410 125 475