DISCOVER WHY CANBERRA HAS BEEN RANKED #3 IN LONELY PLANET’S BEST IN TRAVEL 2018

DISCOVER WHY CANBERRA HAS BEEN RANKED #3 IN LONELY PLANET’S BEST IN TRAVEL 2018

AKIBA

Eat & Drink

The national capital is spoiled for choice when it comes to cafés and restaurants. Our award-winning status is well deserved, with chefs lovingly creating menus using the freshest, local produce. Step outside the National Convention Centre and you will find plenty of restaurants and cafés to cater to all your culinary desires. There are three main dining precincts within walking distance – City Centre, Braddon and New Acton – with Manuka/Kingston just a short drive away.

Try AKIBA in the city, EightySix at Braddon and A.Baker in New Acton. Brodburger at Kingston is worth catching an Uber for!

Browse the Visit Canberra site for more options

Lucky's - Canberra City

Nightlife

Ready to hit the town after our great social events? Locals know there’s a thriving nightlife in Canberra and they’re happy to share it. There’s a stylish mix of beer gardens, lounge bars, clubs and pubs across the city centre, grouped in funky precincts, and tucked away in suburban centres. Take in a game of pool, listen to live music, watch your cocktail being expertly made, savour some tapas, or take in the view with a glass of local wine – the nightlife options for Canberra are vibrant and welcoming.

Ainslie Football Club has all the sporting action on huge screens and Lucky’s Speakeasy is the ideal hideaway for taking the edge off a long day.

Browse the Visit Canberra site for more options

Commemorative Courtyard at the Australian War Memorial

Attractions

As home to the Australian National Collection, you can explore significant culture, art and history throughout our museums, galleries and archives. You can discover embassies, landmarks, markets, shopping, food and wine. Then throw in some recreational activities spanning our lakes or bustling precincts, or explore fresh, natural surrounds including Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Corin Forest.

The Australian War Memorial is a must-see for any Australian or check out where our money is made at the Royal Australian Mint. If you’re a history buff then don’t miss The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

Browse the Visit Canberra site for more options

All images courtesy Visit Canberra

CANBERRA FAST FACTS

Population

390,000

Autumn Weather

Min 7°  Max 20°

Canberra is Ngunnawal Country

Canberra Airport is 20mins from the city

EXTEND YOUR STAY AND GET MORE FROM YOUR TRIP!

End your time at Trucking Australia 2018 with relaxing weekend exploring the capital.

The rest of Australia is discovering that Canberra is more than just pollies and roundabouts. Why not bring the family or have them arrive on Friday, ready to enjoy the new Canberra with you. With so many things to see and do – all ages and interests are catered for. Take inspiration from our suggested itineraries below or check out the Visit Canberra website for more ideas.

KIDS IN CANBERRA

Canberra offers a great mix of activities and attractions for families, from educational activities to epic playgrounds. Here’s a two-day weekend itinerary to entertain and delight all ages. With suggestions of nearby restaurants and cafes for breaks along the way, see if you can keep up with the kids!

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HEAR THE AUSTRALIAN STORY

We’re lucky in Canberra – we house the essence of the Australian story. You can step in for the weekend and get to know more about what makes this country tick. With a huge Australian National Collection across galleries, museums, archives and libraries, try this suggested two-day itinerary to give you an introduction to the Australian story. 

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HIS CANBERRA

Not so keen on museums and galleries? Some of these options may be more to your liking.

Dave’s Brewery Tours
Power Kart Raceway

Segway Tours around the Lake
Go on a Fishing Tour
Watch a Movie
Hike up to Telstra Tower
or see the view from the top

 

EXTEND YOUR STAY AND GET MORE FROM YOUR TRIP!

End your time at Trucking Australia 2018 with relaxing weekend exploring the capital.

The rest of Australia is discovering that Canberra is more than just pollies and roundabouts. Why not bring the family or have them arrive on Friday, ready to enjoy the new Canberra with you. With so many things to see and do – all ages and interests are catered for. Take inspiration from our suggested itineraries below or check out the Visit Canberra website for more ideas.

KIDS IN CANBERRA

Canberra offers a great mix of activities and attractions for families, from educational activities to epic playgrounds. Here’s a two-day weekend itinerary to entertain and delight all ages. With suggestions of nearby restaurants and cafes for breaks along the way, see if you can keep up with the kids!

View itinerary

HEAR THE AUSTRALIAN STORY

We’re lucky in Canberra – we house the essence of the Australian story. You can step in for the weekend and get to know more about what makes this country tick. With a huge Australian National Collection across galleries, museums, archives and libraries, try this suggested two-day itinerary to give you an introduction to the Australian story. 

View itinerary

HIS CANBERRA

Not so keen on museums and galleries? Some of these options may be more to your liking.

Dave’s Brewery Tours
Power Kart Raceway

Segway Tours around the Lake
Go on a Fishing Tour
Watch a Movie
Hike up to Telstra Tower
or see the view from the top

 

Why not plan your own itinerary with the help of Visit Canberra’s ‘One Good Thing After Another’ video itinerary planner app?

Free from the iTunes Store or Google Play.

All images courtesy Visit Canberra