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.

Flume (pictured), Sticky Fingers, Violent Soho, Hermitude and Peking Duk are just a few of the creatives taking the stage at Spilt Milk Featured badge icon

7 Oct 2016

When you take a trip to Canberra for the Spilt Milk festival, prepare to experience one good thing after another. Here’s a two-day itinerary to get you started including places to soak up some music, indulge in good food and shop up a storm.

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The Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra

13 Oct 2016

Treasures of Australian culture and Indigenous history are housed in the Australian National Collection within Canberra's museums, libraries, archives and galleries awaiting your discovery.

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People on a large rock overlooking Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

10 Oct 2016

Canberra really is the perfect place to get up close and personal with nature, soak up the sunshine and explore the many native wonders sitting right on our doorstep. With four distinct seasons, the visual offerings are regularly changing and…

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Ann McMahon’s sculpture of a boat will be part of the Contour 556 festival in Canberra

4 Oct 2016

Take a walk through Canberra’s history and landscape and see it in a completely new and inspiring way. Contour 556 is a festival of outdoor performance, walking, dance, soundscape, projection, song, poetry, textiles, wallpaper, text, light as well…

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Delicious plates of food and perfectly matched wine from the Canberra District wine region.

29 Sep 2016

Sample local and international vintage Rieslings, devour fresh flavours on a roving degustation or sit back to soak up some tunes. This spring, enter a food and wine paradise in Canberra as you explore these wonderful events with friends.

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An aerial view of the National Museum of Australia in Canberra

27 Sep 2016

Take an easy tour of Canberra’s top spots on ACTION’s tourist loop. Experience one good thing after another as you hop on and hop off the bus and take in an abundance of character at Australia’s inspiring national attractions.

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Children playing at Pod Playground at the National Arboretum Canberra

20 Sep 2016

Take the guesswork out of what to do in Canberra for a weekend with this handy family-friendly itinerary. We know that planning a getaway the whole family will enjoy can be a challenge, but with activities that will unleash your playful side and keep…

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Meet Gather Collect is a beautiful little Aranda store full of handcrafted furniture, homewares, jewellery, accessories, art and more.

19 Sep 2016

Canberra is brimming with independent fashion and design stores, but sometimes you need to know where to look. That's why HerCanberra created this dedicated Canberra shopping trail.

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People enjoying coffee while chefs prepare fresh, seasonal produce at Močan & Green Grout in NewActon, Canberra

12 Sep 2016

Explore the local cafe scene and discover some of the most popular places to catch up with friends, enjoy a weekend breakfast or brunch, relax over a long lunch, or stop by for a caffeine fix and some people-watching.

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A person looking at vibrant fresh green vegetables at the Capital Region Farmers Market

8 Sep 2016

Visit one of Canberra’s fresh markets to taste great produce and seasonal delights. Make sure you take home some samples for an enduring taste of the Canberra region.

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Celebrate the turn of the season at Floriade

5 Sep 2016

Let the kids run wilder than their imaginations in Canberra these spring school holidays with a flurry of family-friendly activities including animal encounters, treasure hunts and amazing flower festivals.

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MAMMA MIA! will be the biggest theatrical production to play at the Canberra Theatre Centre to date

31 Aug 2016

Canberra will kick off a new Australian tour of the highly acclaimed musical theatre production MAMMA MIA! in 2017 at the Canberra Theatre Centre.

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The Lewis chessmen, about 1150–1175 CE, found in Scotland, probably made in Norway

30 Aug 2016

The story of humanity – how we have shaped the world, and how the world has shaped us – is told in a new major international exhibition from the British Museum.

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Manuka Oval in Canberra features cricket and AFL under lights.

28 Aug 2016

Calling all sports nuts! As a participant or spectator, Canberra serves up plenty to get your heart racing. Here’s your rundown of what’s coming up for each season.

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People enjoying a fusion of Asian-inspired flavours and cooking techniques at AKIBA in Canberra

23 Aug 2016

From award-winning Japanese dining, fusions of cuisines with an Asian influence, or a mouth-watering spicy curry, it’s time to check out these dining options.

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Tigerair Australia will commence daily return flight services between Canberra and Melbourne

22 Aug 2016

Tigerair Australia today announced it will commence daily return flight services between Canberra and Melbourne starting 9 December.

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Crowds walking around flower beds at Floriade

19 Aug 2016

There’s a lot to love about a short break in Canberra this spring – from a jam-packed calendar of annual events and award-winning restaurants to endless natural attractions and a multitude of galleries and museums just waiting to be explored.

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Make your way to Eightysix in Braddon for bold food choices

12 Aug 2016

Any time of year is the perfect time to explore all that Canberra has to offer. Here’s our guide to a weekend well spent in the nation’s capital, jam-packed with local flair, food, and design. After 48 hours here, you won’t want to leave.

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