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Inner north

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.

Groups of people and friends dining at Assembly, a restaurant and bar located in Braddon.

Neighbourhood overview

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.

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City Centre

Canberra's city centre is home to the Canberra Theatre Centre, the largest shopping mall in Canberra, and a great nightlife scene.

Explore the City Centre

A couple enjoying a meal and wine at The Italian Place, a restaurant in Braddon.


Foodies flock to Braddon for the cafes, restaurants and bars that line Lonsdale Street. Boutique shopping also abounds here.

Explore Braddon

Mocan and Green Grout


Nestled next to the Australian National University and Botanic Gardens, expect edgy art, fresh eats and beautiful greenery in Acton. 

Explore Acton

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Dickson and surrounds

Beloved by locals for its Asian eat streets, Dickson is surrounded by suburbs full of speciality galleries and award-winning restaurants.

Explore Dickson and surrounds

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Inner South

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North Canberra

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South Canberra

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