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.

A child about to enjoy a giant burger from Brodburger

25 Jul 2016

These Canberra cafes and restaurants not only welcome kids, they won’t break the bank either. The hard part? Which one to choose.

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The Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles

20 Jul 2016

For the first time ever, treasures will travel from Versailles, France to Canberra, Australia to entice visitors into a world of power, passion and luxury through an epic exhibition.

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The National Museum of Australia is located on the tip of the Acton Peninsula by the shores of Lake Burley Griffin

19 Jul 2016

Unearth the treasures of a nation at the national attractions in Canberra. From our ancient Indigenous past and colonial history to the modern multicultural country of today, our nation’s capital holds and shares the essence of Australia.

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Hopscotch is a gastropub in the Canberra suburb of Braddon

15 Jul 2016

Canberra has a vibrant nightlife with plenty of intimate venues, quick eats, nightclubs, bars and lounges. Sip a martini at a stylish cocktail bar, down an ale at a microbrewery, cheer on your favourite team in a sports bar or dance the night away at…

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A selection of craft beers at Bentspoke Brewing Co.

5 Jul 2016

Make way for the barrage of breweries making a mark on Canberra’s buzzing beer scene. We had the chance to talk to Richard Watkins, brainchild and head brewer of BentSpoke Brewing Co. about all things beer.

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A waiter preparing food at Molly, a speakeasy in Canberra

1 Jul 2016

Spies and intrigue are a part of Canberra culture, so it’s only fitting that a new generation of bars is embracing the hidden. HerCanberra has scratched the surface to reveal five bars worth checking out.

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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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