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Artwork on display at Canberra Glassworks.

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.

A group of friends enjoying their time on a GoBoat on the lake.

GoBoat Canberra

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.

Two boats on the water at sunset

GoBoat Canberra

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Kingston, ACT
Scott Leggo Gallery Kingston

Scott Leggo Gallery

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Kingston, ACT
Beautiful decorated bar wall and shelves


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Kingston, ACT
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Pomegranate main

Pomegranate Restaurant

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Kingston, ACT
Over $30
Otis Interior

OTIS Dining Hall

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Kingston, ACT
Over $30
Rustic cafe interior

Penny University

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Kingston, ACT
Under $20
Crowd out the front of Agostinis


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Kingston, ACT
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Father and son enjoying their meal

Brodburger at the Glassworks, Kingston

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Kingston, ACT
Under $20

Canberra Glassworks

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Kingston, ACT
Group tours and activities

Canberra Glassworks Tours

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Kingston, ACT
Behind-the-scenes Weekday Tour

Glassworks Behind the Scenes History Tour

by Canberra Glassworks Tours

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Kingston, ACT
Heritage Tour at Canberra Glassworks

Free Saturday Heritage Tour

by Canberra Glassworks Tours

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Kingston, ACT
The hustle and bustle of visitors of stallholders at the Old Bus Depot Markets

Old Bus Depot Markets

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Kingston, ACT
Quirky hanging objects from wooden beams and exposed brick walls

Local Press Cafe

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Kingston, ACT
Under $20
Traditional English style pub in the heart of Canberra

The Durham Castle Arms

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Kingston, ACT
Between $20 and $30
Plate of spaghetti on restaurant table

Molto Italian

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Kingston, ACT
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Megalo Print Studio + Gallery

Kingston, ACT
Artist with painted artwork
11 May – 21 Jul 2024

Robert Fielding: Nyaru

Canberra Glassworks, Kingston
Next on 22 May 2024 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Boat hire in Canberra

Love Boats Canberra

Kingston, ACT
ACT HUB - Australian Capital Theatre Hub, 2024 Season, Colour & Light

ACT Hub | Australian Capital Theatre Hub

Kingston, ACT
A man writes a menu on a large window glass.


Kingston, ACT
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A man in a suit stands frowning with hands in pockets. A woman peeks out from behind him with a big
30 May – 1 Jun 2024

The Art of Disruption

ACT Hub, Kingston
Next on 30 May 2024 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Dark and gloomy Foreshore in Canberra

Foreshore Ghosts, Tales and True Crime

Kingston, ACT
Priscilla - Queen of the Desert, May 2022

Free-Rain Theatre Company

Kingston, ACT
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