Start with Canberra’s vibrant precincts

Start with Canberra’s vibrant precincts

Which precincts will you visit?

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. Explore each precinct and discover more than you expect from art-inspired neighbourhoods to foodie hubs.

Central Canberra

The Canberra City precinct (also known as ‘Civic’) is alive with bars to suit all tastes, cafes and restaurants offering food from all corners of the world, fantastic shopping – especially at the Canberra Centre – and a cultural hub of theatre and events.

Canberra City precinct is the perfect central location, with plenty of transport and accommodation options. Nearby, the precincts of NewActon and Braddon are home to Canberra’s eclectic inner-city street art and award-winning dining. Explore the streets on foot for boutique shopping, on-trend cafes and great nightlife spots.

South of the Lake

This is where you’ll find Australia’s cultural stories, exceptional food, expert baristas, and a mix of beauty and fun right by the lake. You’ll be surprised at how much is packed into Canberra’s southside precincts – and they’re still so close to the city.

You can't go past the Parliamentary Triangle, the perfect place to explore the Australian story throughout the many national attractions. The nearby Kingston and Manuka precincts are brimming with popular coffee spots and cafes – perfect for people-watching, and the adjacent Barton precinct has great accommodation options and restaurants to choose from.

North Canberra

Head north of the city for an array of attractions and boutique shopping neatly situated at Gold Creek Village. It’s a family friendly precinct where you can explore everything from the miniature to the prehistoric.

Gold Creek Village precinct has plenty of options to keep everyone entertained. Delight the kids at Cockington Green Gardens, hear the dinosaurs roar at the National Dinosaur Museum or grab some hearty pub grub at the George Harcourt Inn