When you take a trip to Canberra, prepare for one good thing after another. Because whether it’s world-class wining and dining, iconic national treasures or breathtaking natural beauty, everything you’re after is there and just moments away. VisitCanberra’s blog is your guide to what's happening in Australia's capital city. Immerse yourself in our vibrant city and you will discover stylish restaurants, hip bars, boutique shopping, fun kid’s activities, great outdoor recreation and a busy calendar of annual events and festivals. Subscribe to our enewsletter to receive regular news on great deals and experiences for your next short break, family getaway or visit to Canberra.

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31 May 2016

To help you plan a memorable trip through Canberra to the Snowy Mountains, we’ve put together our top 10 tips of what to do in the mountains.

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A child skating on an ice rink for Winter Festival in the City

1 Jun 2016

Canberra will be transformed into a winter wonderland with an ice rink, toboggan rides, a giant inflatable ice slide and market stalls for Winter Festival in the City.

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An audience at the Capital Jazz Project at The Street Theatre

28 May 2016

Warm your soul in Canberra this winter with the sultry sounds of jazz. Capital Jazz Project 2016 returns to The Street Theatre with renowned Australian and international jazz musicians.

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People in the National Library of Australia's Treasures Gallery

25 May 2016

Some of the greatest Australian stories are waiting to be discovered within the National Library of Australia’s Treasures Gallery. Refreshed regularly with new items, the gallery has just had 60 new treasures installed.

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People having lunch at Brindabella Hills Winery

20 May 2016

Overlooking the Murrumbidgee Valley, an easy 20 minute drive north of the Canberra city centre, sits the quaint historic village of Hall surrounded by boutique vineyards and winery cellar doors.

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2015 World Barista Champion Sasa Sestic in front of his Canberra cafe, The Cupping Room

17 May 2016

A movie documenting Canberra barista Sasa Sestic’s journey to the 2015 World Barista Championship premieres in the nation’s capital. The Coffee Man explores the extraordinary world of speciality coffee.

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VisitCanberra’s new app enables the user to choose from a wide variety of Canberra experiences to piece together their own video itinerary.

15 May 2016

Tech-savvy travellers now have access to an innovative and interactive tool to help plan their next trip to Canberra.

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A bartender at Molly pouring a cocktail

10 May 2016

Live a life of luxury for a weekend and immerse yourself in the extravagant side of Australia’s capital. Whether it be a pampering experience, a wine tour or a decadent high tea, the Canberra region has your options covered.

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Senior curator Sophie Jensen with the Play School Arched Window.

7 May 2016

Meet Big Ted, Little Ted, Humpty and Jemima in Canberra as part of a National Museum of Australia exhibition commemorating the 50th birthday of the much-loved Australian television program – Play School.

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A truffle hunt underway in the Canberra region

4 May 2016

Picturesque truffle hunts, decadent degustations, wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and truffle-infused boutique beer all form part of the Territory's annual truffle celebrations: The Truffle Festival – Canberra Region.

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Former Australian downhill mountain-biking champion Jared Rando at Stromlo Forest Park.

3 May 2016

Whether its mountain biking, paintballing, rock climbing, go-karting or beer brewing – there’s plenty to take on during an action-packed weekend in Canberra.

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Experience a touch of Europe during winter in Canberra.

1 May 2016

Opera and ballet. Ice skating. Black truffles. Fine wine. Ambassadors galore. Canberra is the perfect place to delight in a taste of Europe without leaving the country.

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A girl playing on the Discovery Playground at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

28 Apr 2016

Some of the best fun to be had in Canberra doesn’t cost a thing. Across the city there are playgrounds and parks where kids can burn off energy and use their imagination.

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The view from one of the walks at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

27 Apr 2016

More than half of the Australian Capital Territory is nature reserve, national park or state forest and within that landscape sits a planned city with a great network of walking paths and bushwalking trails, just perfect for exploring.

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Wine being poured into a glass at Capital Wines

18 Apr 2016

Canberra’s three cool-climate wine regions offer a spectacular range of experiences, from wine-tasting and fine dining to truffle hunting. Today we’re providing a run down on the Lake George region.

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Bert Flugelman, Cones 1982 at the National Gallery of Australia's Sculpture Garden

12 Apr 2016

Some of the National Gallery of Australia’s greatest masterpieces can be found outside of the exhibition spaces and curated galleries, in the Sculpture Garden surrounding this grand building.

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Explore the world in miniature at Cockington Green Gardens

12 Apr 2016

From high-adrenaline fun and interactive experiences to outdoor adventures and creative outlets, Canberra is a fantastic place for kids. So consider this your starting point to creating the ultimate kids’ weekend...

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Moxom and Whitney co-owner Lou Moxom

11 Apr 2016

Moxom and Whitney is one of Canberra’s most exciting florists and beautifully represents the creative and eclectic Lonsdale Street in Braddon that it calls home. We spoke to co-owner Lou Moxom about her love of flowers and being a part of the…

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