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10 Best Things To Do In Canberra

Written by Farid Zainal, January 2018

It’s just been voted the best city in Australia for 2018 by Lonely Planet, and number three in the world. “Criminally overlooked Canberra packs a big punch for such a small city,” writes Lonely Planet’s Chris Zeiher. Here are 10 things not to miss in our most underrated city.


  1. Hot Air Ballooning

    For the best view of Canberra’s breathtaking beauty and crisp early morning glow, take a hot-air balloon flight over the capital and marvel at our national icons.

  2. Freak Shake

    The Instagram foodie sensation started when a cafe in Canberra back in 2015, when Patissez took the humble milkshake and pimped it up with mouth-watering treats, oozing with flavour. If you’ve not yet tried one, you haven’t lived life to the fullest.

  3. Bar Rochford

    Canberra night-life doesn’t get much better than the award-winning Bar Rochford, with restaurant-quality food, sommelier selected wine, a roaring fire in winter, beautiful Deco arches, and great beats.
    Bar Rochford Canberra.

  4. Hotel Hotel

    For a cultural experience combined with luxury accommodation, Hotel Hotel is a must — a collaboration between designers, artists, artisans and fantasists.

  5. GoBoat Canberra

    Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin is the first location outside of Europe to offer the GoBoat experience, with self-drive, sustainable, electric picnic boats available to hire.

  6. Jamala

    Bathe beside a bear, eat with a lion or feed a giraffe from your own balcony at Jamala Wildlife Lodge — Australia’s first all-inclusive wildlife lodge of its kind.

  7. The Cupping Room

    This concept cafe is based on the process coffee roasters and growers use to judge coffee. It’s not just a spot to grab a cuppa, it’s about learning all there is to know about coffee and developing your taste buds.

  8. The Pod Playground

    Designed to challenge and excite, this playground at Canberra’s National Arboretum features giant acorn cubbies, nest swings and banksia pods, surrounded by spectacular views.

  9. World Class Dining

    Canberra’s food scene continues to evolve, with new and exciting venture popping up across the city. Highly awarded restaurants to visit include Aubergine, Eightysix, Pialligo Estate, and Lanterne Rooms.

  10. The Hamlet

    Braddon’s buzzing hub of market stalls is set in a former car yard on Lonsdale Street includes an eclectic mix of food trucks, arts, and up-and-coming designers.


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