Your guide to a luxurious weekend in Canberra

Your guide to a luxurious weekend in Canberra

Grab your friends and head to Canberra for a fabulous weekend full of wine, dancefloors and shopping.

You’ll be surprised by what Canberra can serve up for a relaxing and decadent weekend away.

 

  1. Saturday

    Winery tour

    Spend your day touring the Canberra region’s cellar doors in comfort and style with Valley Limousines. Your luxury chauffeured limo will collect your crew at 9.30am and you’ll be able to indulge in wine tastings, a delicious lunch and some decadent Robyn Rowe Chocolates. Sit back and toast your weekend with a champagne and group selfies along the way. You’ll be dropped back to your pre-arranged location at about 4.30pm.

  2. Dinner and dancing

    Freshen up, then it’s Pina Colada time at the tropical and colourful Kokomos in the heart of the city.  Sing along to the tunes as you sample the lobster lollipops or fried chicken buns, but be sure to leave enough room for their famous key lime pie. Once the pineapple disco ball magically drops from the ceiling, you’ll be compelled to dance the night away.

    Or if you’re ready for your next location, grab an Uber to popular 88mph bar for serious ’80s flashbacks – think karaoke, arcade games, neon lights and a solid dose of Wham.

  3. Sunday

    Brunch

    Take your sweet time to emerge for brunch at the place to be seen: Kingston Foreshore. Feed your tiredness with wholesome breakfast tortillas or savoury pancakes (and a double-shot latte) at Local Press Café.

  4. Shopping and beauty

    Once you’ve recharged, get those shopping shoes on and wander across the road to the award-winning Old Bus Depot Markets. You’ll find 200 stalls featuring local creativity across fashion, jewellery, food, art, homewares and everything in between.

    Then make your way back to the city to beauty mecca Monaro Mall in the Canberra Centre. This precinct is packed with the very best in make-up, fragrance, hair and body products. Stock up at Mecca Maxima, Inglot, SeoulFlower and Jurlique.

  5. Slow it down

    Fancy a slower paced weekend or want to add another day to your trip? Try a relaxing day spa visit to Hale Gym + Spa, complete with a steam room plus a tranquil plunge pool to rest your weary body.

    Or spend an afternoon chatting in the sunshine on Lake Burley Griffin: rent your own GoBoat in the warmer months or book a stylish lunch on the MV Southern Cross Cruise.

Where to stay

Accommodation options in the city, Barton and Kingston will suit this itinerary, such as QT Canberra, East Hotel + Apartments, Ovolo Nishi or Little National Hotel. Browse and book through our website.

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