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Giants fans cheering at Manuka Oval

Manuka and Griffith

One of Canberra’s oldest dining and shopping precincts, here you’ll discover charming heritage-listed buildings, historic sport oval and even an art deco pool. Locals refer the area as Manuka, but technically it's in the suburb of Griffith.

Highlights of the area

Historic sights

Discover heritage sites in Griffith or marvel at the architecture in the embassy precinct.

Great sports scene

Close to bars and eateries, head to Manuka Oval for cricket each summer and AFL each winter.

Lots of boutiques and eateries

Manuka is well-known for its independent fashion stores and strong foodie culture.

Cricketers playing on a green oval in front of a crowd at sunset.
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Manuka Oval

Adjacent to Manuka Pool is Manuka Oval, a Canberra fixture since the roaring twenties and home to national and local sporting games including cricket and Australian rules football. Nestled within the well-established precinct of Manuka and Kingston, enjoy a pre or post-game beverage and a bite to eat at one of the many cafes, restaurants and bars within walking distance of the oval.

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Crowd out the front of Agostinis

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Rubicon

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Pâtissez Manuka

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Public Bar

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Manuka Pool

Manuka Pool

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Griffith, ACT
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Griffith, ACT
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22 Feb – 17 Mar 2024

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M16 Artspace, Griffith
Next on tomorrow from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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22 Feb – 17 Mar 2024

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Canberra Bach Ensemble
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Next on 16 Mar 2024 from 7:45pm to 10:30pm
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Griffith, ACT
Between $20 and $30
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CAPTCHA | M16 Artspace Exhibition

M16 Artspace, Griffith
Next on tomorrow from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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22 Feb – 17 Mar 2024

Cold Collations| M16 Artspace Exhibition

M16 Artspace, Griffith
Next on tomorrow from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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21 Mar – 14 Apr 2024

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Next on 13 Mar 2024 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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M16 Artspace, Griffith
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Next on 15 May 2024 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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