Spring into Canberra to experience our four distinct seasons
A family strolling through garden beds in Commonwealth Park in spring at Floriade. This is a major Canberra festival and Australia's largest celebration of spring.

Experience the vibrance and freshness of a short spring break in Canberra. The city parks and reserves come to life with glorious blossoms and the days are framed with our trademark bright blue sky.

Join in Australia’s largest celebration of spring during the month long Floriade, now in its 29th year. Wander among a million blooms. Step into a twilight wonderland as Floriade NightFest returns for five nights with entertainment among spectacular lighting of the garden beds.

Spring is when our cool climate district winemakers share their latest vintages. You can sample the fruits of their labour and more of Canberra’s burgeoning food scene in our restaurants and cafes.

Make the most of the gorgeous weather and head to the nearby mountains to see Australian wildlife in natural surroundings at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve or have a touching experience and support endangered species at the National Zoo & Aquarium.

Plan your spring school holiday around some serious play time for children and teenagers. Both indoor and outdoor activities are on offer at all our national attractions. The amount of things to keep you and your kids engaged and active is a breath of fresh air.

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Food and wine

Canberra’s food scene continues to win acclaim. Bistro-style eateries and quality cheap eats blend perfectly with stylish restaurants and award-winning dining experiences. Spring is when many local vineyards release their cool climate vintages. Dine on local produce sourced from the surrounding agricultural region.

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Kangeroos at Tidbinbilla nature reserve

Australian native animals

Venture into one of Australia’s finest places to see native animals in a natural setting. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is only 45 minutes from the city and offers outstanding nature experiences through habitats brimming with native flora and fauna.

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Coffee at the Cupping room

Canberra cafe culture

Canberra’s coffee culture is brewing with outstanding cafes dotted across the city. Inspired by the 2015 World Champion Barista, Canberra’s own Sasa Sestic, local cafes are passionate about sourcing, roasting, and seeking the perfect cup to share with you.

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The Hive in Braddon

Spring markets

Looking for something different? Browse our flourishing local markets and boutiques like the Murrumbateman Markets, our local Farmers Market and Craft ACT: Agency for collectables, gifts and handmade items, as well as fresh produce and gourmet treats.

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Visiting Australia’s largest celebration of spring? Check out these fresh deals. Browse and book accommodation to cater for all tastes and budgets within easy reach of the capital’s colourful panoramas, blockbuster exhibitions, Floriade and Floriade NightFest.

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Arboretum playground

School holidays

Plan to spend your spring school holidays in Canberra. Give your kids the choice of daily adventures, fascinating experiences, fun playtime or creative activities that will appeal to you and children of all ages.

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Frugii desert lab in Braddon

Sweet indulgences

Get sweet on our exciting array of cafes, bakeries and eateries this spring. Satisfy your sweet tooth over a high tea, decadent pastries and cakes, and our world-renown dessert milkshakes served daily on Instagram

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Spring exhibitions

Spring exhibitions

Delight in iconic Australian and international artists on show in our national attractions and galleries. Step outdoors and embrace florals with native and exotic flowers in bloom through our parks, botanic gardens and arboretum.

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