Canberra’s hot spots have it all
Canberra is known for its convenience, with great attractions, accommodation, award-winning dining and shopping grouped into handy precincts, located both north and south of Canberra's centrepiece Lake Burley Griffin. A visit to any of these precincts will put you on the path to one good thing after another.
But it's not just Civic that's ripe for exploring in Central Canberra. The nearby precincts of NewActon and Braddon both offer a funky mix of inner-city street art, boutique shopping, cafes, restaurants and enticing nightlife, and are definitely worth a visit to enjoy the urban side of Australia's capital.
For precincts with national attractions galore, you can't go past the Parliamentary Triangle, the perfect place to explore the Australian story. The nearby Kingston and Manuka precincts are brimming with great coffee spots and cafes – perfect for people-watching, and the adjacent (and beautifully leafy) Barton precinct has some great accommodation to choose from.
For an exciting array of attractions, boutique shopping, cafes and even an old English Pub, the Gold Creek Village precinct has plenty of options to keep everyone entertained (and well fed!). Delight the kids at Cockington Green Gardens, hear the dino's roar at the National Dinosaur Museum or grab some hearty pub grub at the George Harcourt Inn.