Kingston and foreshore
An intriguing mix of history and modernity—'old' Kingston defined by heritage homes, boutique shops and cosy cafés; Kingston Foreshore its flashier lakeside younger sibling. Stroll around to encounter boutiques, book shops, beauty destinations and a cornucopia of restaurants and cafés.
Highlights of the area
Many lake activities
A great base to start a walk or cycle around Lake Burley Griffin or hire a GoBoat to watch the sun set in style.
Best café culture
Places to eat and drink line the harbour and historic centre, with the café strips always buzzing with activity.
Close to the Parliamentary Zone
A five-minute drive from Australia's big attractions including Parliament House and the National Gallery of Australia.
Be your own captain and explore Lake Burley Griffin on your very own boat. Each GoBoat boasts a table so you can enjoy a floating picnic. Select a hamper when you book or BYO - the choice is yours. These electric boats are a sustainable way to explore the famous lake loved by locals and visitors alike.