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.
Highlights of the area
The suburb of Bruce is home to the AIS, where Australia's champions train, and GIO Canberra Stadium where you can watch the Brumbies and Canberra Raiders.
A retail and dining hub
Westfield Belconnen is the shopping hub in this district and a nearby lakeside casual eating precinct at Emu Bank.
Thriving local arts scene
Belco Arts along Lake Ginninderra's foreshore is the area’s arts hub, with music, visual arts and theatre.