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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.

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.

Manuka Oval
Romantic evening lighting over diners


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Griffith, ACT
Over $30
Fancy cakes

Pâtissez Manuka

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Griffith, ACT
Under $20
Public bar

Public Bar

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Manuka, ACT
Between $20 and $30
Asian dish

Abell's Kopi Tiam

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Manuka, ACT
Between $20 and $30

Muse - Food, Wine & Books

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Griffith, ACT
Between $20 and $30
Canberra's First Neapolitan Pizzeria

Trecento Restaurant

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Manuka, ACT
Between $20 and $30
Kart Racers

Power Kart Raceway

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Griffith, ACT
Manuka Pool

Manuka Pool

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Manuka, ACT
A group of poeple stand outside eating nibbles and drinking champage


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Reed diffuser, towel and lit candles against a white backdrop.

H2O Medi Spa

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Griffith, ACT
Restaurant interior

Urban Pantry

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Griffith, ACT
Between $20 and $30
Women's Cricket
23 Jan 2025

CommBank Women’s Ashes 2nd T20I v England

Manuka Oval, Griffith
Next on 23 Jan 2025
A photograph of a hand in a darkroom tray developing a photographic print
3–4 Aug 2024

Introduction to B&W Darkroom Weekend Workshop

PhotoAccess, Griffith
Next on 3 Aug 2024 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
A photograph of dark blue swirls
27–28 Jul 2024

Distorted Chemistry Workshop

PhotoAccess, Griffith
Next on 27 Jul 2024 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
A collage of a bird holding scissors dreaming of a bird building
18–19 Jul 2024

School Holidays: Animate Your Dreams Workshop

PhotoAccess, Griffith
Next on 18 Jul 2024 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
A black and white photograph of a pebbly beach and mountains in the background
31 Aug 2024

Pinhole Photography Workshop

PhotoAccess, Griffith
Next on 31 Aug 2024 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Backlit sign saying 'My Cafe Manuka'

My Café Manuka

Griffith, ACT
Not specified
GIANTS Team Run Out
4 Aug 2024

Giants v Hawthorn Hawks

Manuka Oval, Griffith
Next on 4 Aug 2024 from 12:10pm to 5:00pm
M16 Artspace

M16 Artspace

Griffith, ACT
Hilary holds up a piece of fruit from the still life display she has painted
13 Sep 2024

Wine, Paint & Pizza

Canberra Art Workshop, Griffith
Next on 13 Sep 2024 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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Mixing Room Gallery

Griffith, ACT
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Russian Federation, Embassy of The

Griffith, ACT
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Thor's Hammer

Griffith, ACT
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7 Aug 2024

C41 Colour Film Developing Workshop

PhotoAccess, Griffith
Next on 7 Aug 2024 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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