North of Lake Burley Griffin you'll find the city and Canberra's foodie suburbs. This central precinct is the beating heart of Canberra, melding diverse sights, sounds, tastes, and experiences with a mix of historic and modern buildings.
Encompassing some of the city's older suburbs - Ainslie, Campbell, Turner, Lyneham, O'Connor, Braddon, Dickson, and the city centre - the Inner North has a vibrant mix of residential and visitor accommodation, eating precincts, and shopping options. Something for everyone, via a few minutes drive or scooter ride away.
Highlights of the area
Large shopping district
From small independent shops to Canberra's largest mall, you can buy almost anything you desire in the city.
Local arts scene
With a theatre, neighbouring galleries, and a museum you can spend all day perusing Canberra's creative side.
Great food and nightlife
With delicious food options for any budget or taste, enjoy dinner before exploring the city's nightlife.
Canberra's city centre is home to the Canberra Theatre Centre, the largest shopping mall in Canberra, and a great nightlife scene.
Foodies flock to Braddon for the cafes, restaurants and bars that line Lonsdale Street. Boutique shopping also abounds here.
Nestled next to the Australian National University and Botanic Gardens, expect edgy art, fresh eats and beautiful greenery in Acton.
Dickson and surrounds
Beloved by locals for its Asian eat streets, Dickson is surrounded by suburbs full of speciality galleries and award-winning restaurants.
The city neighbourhood guide
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