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A child playing amongst the miniature sculptures and displays at Cockington Green.

North Canberra

Parents and kids alike will love the north. Spend a weekend relaxing with on a couples retreat in wine country or enjoy school-holiday fun with your little ones. 

A rustic but charming shop front.

Neighbourhood overview

Just a 20-minute drive from the city centre, a trip to North Canberra will transport you into the idyllic countryside full of vineyards and village life.

Highlights of the area

Lots of family fun

Gold Creek Village has affordable kids' activities from meeting dinosaurs through to walk-in aviaries.

Country style hospitality

Relax and recharge in Hall, a charming village in Canberra home to great food and a popular monthly market.

Close to cellar doors

Wineries are dotted throughout the hills of Hall, one of Canberra's three distinct wine regions.

National Dinosaur Museum

Gold Creek Village

This quaint village within Canberra is full of fun for young minds, from dinosaurs roaring to life through to gardens dotted with scenes from around the globe.

Explore Gold Creek Village

A large crowded stadium at night with a rugby game.


A 15-minute drive west of the city centre will find you in Belconnen, a neighbourhood home to the GIO Stadium, the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and two hospitals. 

Explore Belconnen

Three friends clinking glasses over share platters at a winery.

Hall and wineries

A 20-minute drive from the city centre transports you to the idyllic countryside where the main business of the day is to rest and relax with good food and good wine.

Explore Hall and nearby wineries

Continue exploring Canberra's neighbourhoods

A woman in a demin jacket buying fresh radishes.

Inner North

A boat sailing on the lake with a view of Parliament House in the background.

Inner South

A few friends mountain biking with a view of Canberra and Telstra Tower in the background.

South Canberra

Image of a woman in a light puffer jacket and hat walking the Cascade Trail through trees in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. | © We Are Explorers

Southern Nature Reserves and National Parks