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.

The miniature train full of people at Cockington Green Gardens

30 Jun 2016

Much like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, Gold Creek Village is a delightful surprise, offering a mixed bag of activities and attractions for all the family to enjoy.

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A group at sunset riding with Burnelee Excursions on Horseback

28 Jun 2016

The Canberra region offers parks, gardens, lakes and natural expanses perfect for exploring your adventurous side. From lakeside city parks to surrounding nature reserves and forests, enjoying the outdoors comes naturally in the Bush Capital.

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A hearty winter meal at Pialligo Estate Farmhouse Restauratn

27 Jun 2016

With its generous spread of winter festivals, Canberra embraces the season and does it with style. Foodies, families, outdoor lovers and those with a hankering for the arts are all covered with this winter's line up of festivals.

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Mother and child tobogganing at Corin Forest Mountain Resort

21 Jun 2016

Corin Forest Mountain Resort now offers the chance to ski and snowboard in Canberra’s own backyard. Here's why you should pack the car and head to the hills for a day of snowflakes, snowballs, skiing, snowboarding and snowmen.

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A hot air balloon floating over Canberra

20 Jun 2016

Whether you’re a foodie, an adventure seeker or simply in search of some peace and quiet, Canberra has an airborne experience guaranteed to tick every box.

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The selection of tarts at Silo

16 Jun 2016

Canberra’s chefs are going Heston Blumenthal on the dessert scene, bringing food and science together to create sweet treats that will take your taste buds on a gastronomic journey through Australia’s capital.

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A child and woman surrounded by bubbles during the Gazillion Bubble Show

15 Jun 2016

It’s as easy as 1-2-3 keeping the kids entertained in Canberra these school holidays. Whether it’s ice skating in the city, witnessing bubble artistry or building snowmen, your children will be begging you to return to Canberra again and again.

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A photo featured in the National Archives of Australia’s exhibition Faith Fashion Fusion: Muslim women's style in Australia

9 Jun 2016

Make like royalty and celebrate this Queen’s Birthday long weekend in Canberra with live musical performances, exhibition tours and a decadent feast.

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A truffle dog in action during a truffle hunt in the Canberra region

3 Jun 2016

Every winter, the Canberra region becomes truffle-obsessed with degustations, hunts, wine tastings and cooking demonstrations. But just what makes this highly prized ingredient so special?

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A man drinking coffee at Močan & Green Grout

2 Jun 2016

With jaw-dropping architecture, multiple foodie hotspots and Canberra’s most Instagrammed staircase, there’s no wonder NewActon draws a crowd.

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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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A person enjoying the fresh snow and great views at Thredbo

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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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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