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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.
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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.

GoBoat
Artist with painted artwork
11 May – 21 Jul 2024

Robert Fielding: Nyaru

Canberra Glassworks, Kingston
Next on today from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Demonstrations

Megalo Print Studio + Gallery

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

Onzieme

Kingston, ACT
Not specified
A Streetcar Named Desire
19–29 Jun 2024

A Streetcar Named Desire

ACT Hub | Australian Capital Theatre Hub, Kingston
Next on 19 Jun 2024
ACT HUB - Australian Capital Theatre Hub, 2024 Season, Colour & Light

ACT Hub | Australian Capital Theatre Hub

Kingston, ACT
crowd of people inside a large, well lit warehouse tasting whiskies.
20 Jul 2024

The Whisky Show Canberra

The Fitter's Workshop, Kingston
Next on 20 Jul 2024 from 1:00pm to 8:00pm
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
Ghostly, dark Kingston Foreshore

Foreshore Ghosts and Tales

by Foreshore Ghosts, Tales and True Crime

Kingston, ACT
The Old Bus Depot Markets
14 Jul 2024

Creative Fibre

The Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston
Next on 14 Jul 2024 from 9:30am to 2:30pm
The Old Bus Depot Markets
8 Sep 2024

Makers-Con at the Old Bus Depot Markets

The Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston
Next on 8 Sep 2024 from 9:30am to 2:30pm
Interior of cosy bar

11e Cave

Kingston, ACT
Not specified
Portobello Road
11 Aug 2024

Portobello Road - Bus Depot Markets

The Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston
Next on 11 Aug 2024 from 9:30am to 2:30pm
Canberras Sunday Best
10 Nov 2024

Jewel of Canberra

The Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston
Next on 10 Nov 2024 from 9:30am to 2:30pm
Buying
14 Apr – 29 Sep 2024

Super Sunday

The Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston
Next on 30 Jun 2024 from 9:30am to 2:30pm
Some fresh pasta next to a menu on a table

La Rustica

Kingston, ACT
Not specified
Old Bus Depot Markets, Handmade,
10 Mar – 13 Oct 2024

Retro Depot - Bus Depot Markets

The Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston
Next on 13 Oct 2024 from 9:30am to 2:30pm
Cafe Front

Coffee Collective

Kingston, ACT
Under $20
Artwork by Cobi Cockburn
1 Aug – 22 Sep 2024

Cobi Cockburn solo exhibition

Canberra Glassworks, Kingston
Next on 1 Aug 2024 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
School Holiday Program: Holiday Tiles
17 Jan – 13 Oct 2024

Canberra Glassworks School Holiday Program

Canberra Glassworks, Kingston
Next on 10 Jul 2024 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Detail image of glass mosaics
22 Aug – 20 Oct 2024

Hanging by a Thread - Mosaics for Afghan Women

Canberra Glassworks, Kingston
Next on 22 Aug 2024 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Lake front restaurant cafe bar

Walt and Burley

Kingston, ACT
Not specified
Burger and chips on blue plate

Beef & Barley

Kingston, ACT
Not specified
Kodiak Bar

Kodiak Bar

Kingston, ACT
Between $20 and $30
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