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Dickson and surrounds

Beloved by locals for its Asian eats and specialty grocers, Dickson is easily accessible by both light rail and bus. The Dickson shopping precinct has everything you’ll need from pharmacists and zero-waste stores to banks and a supermarket. Nestled in the areas surrounding Dickson you’ll find suburban gems and award-winning restaurants the locals love.

Highlights of the area

Asian eat streets

Find oodles of noodles, bao, roast duck, Korean fried chicken, bubble tea, and vegan eats on Woolley Street.

Public transport hub

Dickson is easy to get to with a light rail stop and bus interchange just a two-minute walk from the shops.

Cycle past wetlands

Jump on your bike and cycle around the wetlands or across to Mount Majura for amazing views.

Wooden shelves full of jewellery and homewares.


A cooperative of local artists, designers and makers display at this treasure trove of a shop. Pick up a gift or a handcrafted souvenir to remember your getaway to Canberra. Browse through jewellery, clothing, millinery, ceramics, homewares, candles, soaps, cards and more.


A colourful salad of broccolini, beats and chicken on a white plate.

Atrium Restaurant and Bar

Dickson, ACT
Between $20 and $30
Three plates of food


Dickson, ACT
Not specified
external image of corner restaurant and bar

Edgar's Inn

Ainslie, ACT
Not specified
Green next to a lake surrounded by large shady trees

Yowani Country Club

Lyneham, ACT
illuminated bug
3 Aug 2024

Light Up Lyneham 2024

Lyneham shops, Lyneham
Next on 3 Aug 2024 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Four types of pizza laid out on a table

Mama Dough

Ainslie, ACT
Not specified
Join us for our annual Winter Wonderland at Haig Park Village Markets! 14th July,  8.30am to 2pm!
14 Jul 2024

Winter Wonderland at the Haig Park Village Markets 2024

Haig Park Village Markets, Haig Park, Braddon, Turner
Next on 14 Jul 2024 from 8:30am to 2:00pm
Group of people sitting watching sunset from upstairs bar

The Inn

Ainslie, ACT
Not specified
Burgers, fries and drink on a table


Dickson, ACT
Not specified
Bar lined with many bottles of alcohol and standing candlestick holders

Wakefield's Bar & Wine

Ainslie, ACT
Between $20 and $30
Bartender pouring glass of wine
30 Jan – 24 Sep 2024

Tipsy Tuesday - Life Drawing at Wakefield's

Wakefield's Bar & Wine, Ainslie
Next on 25 Jun 2024 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Woman holding smart phone in front of image on sign located in the bush

Canberra Tracks - Self Drive Heritage Trails

Dickson, ACT
Line of tables in empty restaurant

7 Hills Restaurant

Dickson, ACT
Not specified
Group of people standing in old cemetery with large cypress and stone tombstones

ACT Pioneers Cemetery Heritage Trail

by Canberra Tracks - Self Drive Heritage Trails

Dickson, ACT
Jet Flight Simulator Cockpit

Jet Flight Simulator Canberra

Lyneham, ACT
Fiona from Balls For Your Mind showing a child her juggling products
21–22 Sep 2024

Handmade Market Canberra - Spring

Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC), Lyneham
Next on 21 Sep 2024 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Trail with dicernible tyre tracks through eucalypt woodland

Gungahlin Heritage Trail

by Canberra Tracks - Self Drive Heritage Trails

Nicholls, ACT
Canberrra Stamp Show 2022 at Thoroughbred Park
12–15 Sep 2024

Canberra Stamp & Coin Show 2024

Thoroughbred Park, Lyneham
Next on 12 Sep 2024 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Woman from Love Dem Apples serving a customer whilst wearing Christmas reindeer antlers
13–15 Dec 2024

Handmade Market Canberra - Summer

Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC), Lyneham
Next on 13 Dec 2024 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Three women reading sign board in open woodland

Ngunnawal Country Heritage Trail

by Canberra Tracks - Self Drive Heritage Trails

Dickson, ACT
A street performer performs for a crowd at the Festival
17–21 Apr 2025

National Folk Festival

Exhibition Park in Canberra, Lyneham
Next on 17 Apr 2025 from 3:00pm to 11:59pm
Kattashe Leather at the Handmade Market
29–30 Jun 2024

Handmade Market Canberra - Winter

Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC), Lyneham
Next on 29 Jun 2024 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
De Doughnut is a place for the visitor to enjoy their doughnut and coffee in Canberra

De Doughnut

Dickson, ACT
Under $20
Young family in summer clothes and hats looking at an old wooden hut

Belconnen Heritage Trail

by Canberra Tracks - Self Drive Heritage Trails

Dickson, ACT
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