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.

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

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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Little National Hotel in Barton

10 Aug 2016

For the second year in a row a receptionist from Canberra’s Little National Hotel has won AICR’s National Receptionist of the Year award.

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The new Canberra and Region Visitors Centre at Regatta Point

5 Aug 2016

The Canberra and Region Visitors Centre is officially open at its picturesque new home alongside the National Capital Exhibition at Regatta Point.

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Inside Penny University cafe in Kingston

4 Aug 2016

On the edge of the Parliamentary Triangle sits Kingston, one of the oldest suburbs in Canberra, long been favoured by locals for its unique shopping spots, laid-back foodie scene, and the lively bars after dark!

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Floriade, Australia’s premier celebration of spring, returns to Canberra

3 Aug 2016

Australia’s premier celebration of spring returns to Canberra from September 17 to October 16 with more than one million flowers set to bloom for Floriade’s biggest year yet.

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Pull up a seat in the Hotel Hotel Library, stocked with art, architecture and design books

1 Aug 2016

Sometimes you just want a place where you can lay your hat. Other times you want a hotel where you (and your hat) can stay in luxury, wine and dine, and even catch a complimentary yoga class. HerCanberra have rounded up six Canberra hotels so good…

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Kayaking is the perfect way to explore Lake Burley Griffin

30 Jul 2016

Whether you want to conquer Canberra’s five peaks, train like a professional athlete or master stand-up paddle boarding, Canberra’s beautiful outdoors provide the perfect natural gymnasium with something for all ages and abilities. Let’s get started.

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Go behind the scenes at Australia’s premier elite sports precinct, the Australian Institute of Sport

27 Jul 2016

Go behind the scenes at Australia’s premier elite sports precinct, the Australian Institute of Sport, on an award-winning guided tour - you might catch some of Australia’s top athletes in training.

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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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