Update: Due to the ever-changing impact of COVID-19, we understand that a weekend escape to Canberra might not be possible for you right now. Keep this article handy so that, when it's all over, you can get back out there and support Canberra and our region.
Discover the Canberra experience best suited to your star sign.
This sign has a reputation for being bold and ambitious. What could be more ambitious than challenging yourself with completing the Canberra Centenary Trail? Winding through 145 kilometres, this trail takes approximately seven days to complete while walking, showcasing iconic sites and hidden treasures along the way. Look no further for proof that we truly are the ‘bush capital’.
Serene and pastoral environments are where these bulls feel most at home. Surround yourself with the serene environments and sounds with a visit to the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Explore more than 6,000 native species on a tour through the gardens, before enjoying a leisurely lunch at Pollen or a relaxing treatment from Jindii Eco Spa.Take a botanic journey through the gardens
These twinnies adapt to stimulating circumstances – think bright lights and hustle & bustle. A well-timed visit to Canberra during Enlighten Festival (1-17 March, 2019) will give you more than enough to see and do. See the capital’s famed national attractions illuminated (1-10 March), wake up to the sights of the Canberra skyline dotted with hot air balloons during the Canberra Balloon Spectacular (9-17 March), be serenaded by the dulcet tones of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra during Symphony in the Park (10 March), catch the creativity of Lights! Canberra! Action! (8 March) and see sparks fly during Hit 104.7 Skyfire’s fireworks spectacle (16 March).
You’ll wish there was two of you to make the most of it all!
No need to get crabby – this sign loves to take care of their friends and family, and what better way to show your loved ones you care than with a special brunch date. Space Kitchen has been wowing visitors with their mystical creations, from unicorn waffles to their ‘space pork benedict’.
Their menu is sure to delight all – grab a fork and dig in.
Never one to miss out on a good time, Leos are the party animals of the zodiac.
Join in on the party that happens at Bar Rochford. Named Australia’s Best Bar in 2018, and awarded a Good Food Guide hat, this bar is oozing with comfort and charm. From their roaring fireplace in winter, to their take away cocktails in a bottle designed for at-home swigging, you’re guaranteed fine times at this unique establishment.
Direction and detail make Virgos happy, so a guided tour that takes in the best of our nation’s heart is a sure fire way to put a smile on your dial. Take part in a tour that unlocks Canberra's secrets with Marg Wade and learn the stories behind our iconic architecture and must-snap Insta-moments.
This air sign will feel right at home with a dawn flight in a hot air balloon. If the tranquillity and romance of a Balloon Aloft flight doesn’t seal the deal, the champagne toast back at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra will! Embrace the symmetry that abounds in the Griffin’s designed city and take solace in the early morning calm.
While Scorpios love to travel and connect with nature, they’re most pleased when they don’t have to sacrifice comfort. Enjoy the authentic experience that camping provides, while embracing the luxury that glamping brings with a stay at Naked Cubby Co. We think they put it best when they say “Disconnect from reality and reconnect with the important things... like wine. Reconnect with a friend while listening to smooth tunes or lie outside and stargaze from the top of the vineyard.”
Famed for their quest for knowledge and trailblazing spirits, it’s important that Sagittarius spend some time slowing down during their short-breaks. Redirect their adventurous nature with a unique yoga class care of Joga Yoga. Stand up paddle boarding on Lake Burley Griffin, goat yoga and bend and beers at Capital Brewing are all on the menu – the perfect pairing of something new and something relaxing.
Family and fun is the name of the game for Capricorns. What could better than relaxing in a wild escape just minutes from the centre of Canberra at Jamala Wildlife Lodge, National Zoo & Aquarium. Snuggle up for the night with a lion prowling on the other side of the glass, bathe beside a bear or wake up with giraffes peering in – the choice is yours!
Independence and willingness to explore off the beaten track – yes, they’re traits typically associated with Aquarius, but we think they’re equally applicable to some Canberra activities. You’re bound to be rewarded with a visit to Alpaca Magic. Take their alpacas, llamas and donkeys for a walk, and indulge in a super cute selfie with your new furry friends.
Your favourite fishy friends flourish when surrounded by nature. Find them GoBoating their way around Lake Burley Griffin, as they carve their own route on these self-drive Scandinavian-designed picnic boats. Afterwards, soak up more of the waterfront with a meal from Snapper on the Lake.
Prefer not to have the stars guide your Canberra adventures? Check out what’s on and start planning your trip today.