Add an extra 24 or 48 hours to soak up our summer delights.
Day 1 – the first 24
Start the day right with a healthy dose of organic goodies and delicious local coffee at Organic Bean Café on Kingston foreshore. Plenty of gluten-free options to choose from, plus frittatas, waffles and a great variety of wholesomeness.
The popular American Express Openair Cinema runs from 11 January until 25 February showing a wonderful selection of new and classic films – all on the Patrick White Lawns in front of the National Library of Australia. Plus music sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, and yummy food and a licensed bar.
Day 2 – the second 24
Avoid the summer heat by getting up early and pumping those legs up to Red Hill Lookout. It’s about 3km return and you can start from Mugga Way near the top of Flinders Way.
Either stop during your hike or head back up via car for a casual breakfast and coffee at Little Brother. Continue to savour the sunshine over a tasty bene or the decadent French toast.
A moving and insightful exploration of Australia’s stories of war, the award-winning Australian War Memorial is a must on any itinerary. Guided tours start each morning at 10am, 10.15am and 11am.
A foodie paradise with a casual vibe, you can grab a bite then explore the strips of Braddon for some great boutique shopping.
Akiba offers a satisfying dining experience with the freshest ingredients and quality service in the heart of the city. Be sure to try tasty treats from the yum cha cart and their mouth-watering dumplings.
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