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South Canberra

The gateway to natural wonderlands including Namadgi National Park and Pine Island, the south of Canberra is well known for its embassies and cultural attractions.

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Papua New Guinea High Commission

Neighbourhood overview

Architecture from around the world awaits you in the embassy precinct nestled in the south of Canberra. See how each country's history and culture is reflected in the design of their embassy on a self-drive tour of the area before heading to the Royal Australian Mint to see how Australian coins encapsulate the nation's heritage. 

Art lovers will enjoy the independent art spaces like Beaver Galleries while foodies will feast at suburban favourites. Don't forget to bring your bike to explore nearby Stromlo Forest Park.

Highlights of the area

Close to nature

Refuel and recharge in the south before exploring Stromlo Forest Park, Namadgi National Park and scenic reserves.

Eateries the locals love

From generous Turkish meals to authentic Fijian flavours, this precinct is full of suburban eateries the locals would prefer to keep secret.

Home to cultural attractions

Explore the embassy trail, Royal Australian Mint, and independent galleries.

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Woden, Weston Creek and Molonglo

Geographically in the middle of Canberra and developed in the early 1960s, Woden is a thriving business district and shopping precinct, home to Westfield Woden, and Canberra Hospital.

Explore Woden, Weston Creek and Molonglo

Beaver Galleries shop

Deakin and Yarralumla

Home to many of Canberra’s embassies and high commissions, Yarralumla and Deakin offer a window to the world with stunning architecture on display. Deakin is also home to the Royal Australian Mint.

Explore Deakin and Yarralumla

Continue exploring Canberra's neighbourhoods

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Inner North

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Inner South

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North Canberra

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Southern Nature Reserves and National Parks