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  • If you are visiting Canberra, prepare yourself to see one good thing after another. Canberra is filled with all types of fun for single, friends and families. You can visit national museums, historical sites and natural wonders. Whenever someone visits Canberra, they want to taste the food first. Here are some of the best restaurants in Canberra:

    The funky interior design - the feature wall of wooden logs, the beautiful bar, the open kitchen, and the neon signs are enough to impress someone at AKIBA. This place provides you the best food in Canberra. The music is good and there is an outdoor seating area too for enjoying refreshing drinks on hot days.

    Courgette is to restaurants what Bentleys are to cars – seriously luxurious. The meal is superb at this fine dining restaurant, you can get a romantic atmosphere both during the day and the night at Courgette Restaurant. 

    Here are the Best Restaurants in Canberra:

  • 01Akiba

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    Akiba comes from the creators of renowned Canberra restaurants, Sage by brothers Peter and Mike, along with Dino Jugovac. They comprise it with creative dishes with pan-Asian flavors in a modern venue with steel and recycled wood finishes. It has the loud, packed, full of flat caps, and has an anything-goes sense of casualness in the way things are done, the interactions of staff and diners, the ordering as you go to the quick arrival of food.

     As for the food, it has all you could hope for in trash credibility. They now even have decided to shake up the dining scene with their new project. Peter Harrington said the restaurant has fit-out and Asian-inspired food brought a little bit of New York flair to Canberra. The bright neon lights combine with natural materials and earthy colours to create a vibrant, relaxed atmosphere.

    There was no shortage of takers even some patrons queued up for over an hour in the drab and drizzly weather. The menu at night included Japanese fried chicken, dumplings, steamed buns and a selection of raw fish and seafood. Yum Cha-style trolleys make a casual but vibrant dining setting.

    Location: 2601, 40 Bunda St, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia.
  • 02Temporada

    Housed in a lofty CBD space, arrival of Temporada bridges the generation gap with aplomb. Temporada is a partnership between the Ben Willis of Aubergine Restaurant and his sous chef, Chris Darragh. Its meaning as 'seasonal' in Spanish, Ben and Chris opened Temporada together as the owners with Chris running the kitchen. Temporada, Canberra isn't a Spanish restaurant - they just thought that the name sounded good and felt that it reflected the Spanish way of thinking, cooking and eating which they wanted to bring into the space.

    The menu changes regularly and focuses mainly on organic produce from the local growers and super fresh seafood like oysters, clams, mussels, with plenty of things coming off from a wood grill. They used good quality fresh food, the flavors and the textures were well thought out, and the dishes were like artwork. Sleek, glamorous and darkly lit, Temporada in Canberra hits all the right style notes on the first impression. The menu here isn’t overly complicated, but there’s a decent selection in each category.

    Location: 15 Moore St, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia.
  • 03Courgette Restaurant

    One of the Canberra's classiest establishments, this restaurant is far more refined than its humble namesake. Courgette's plush dining room is softly illuminated by the conical hanging lamps and candlelights and the guests sit comfortably on luxurious cream velour chairs amidst the blue carpet and some purple organza curtains. The European cuisine served here is carefully crafted and is intense in its flavour. By the Canberra standards this is a very good restaurant indeed.

    The meal is superb at this fine dining restaurant, surrounded by a romantic atmosphere both during the day and the. night. This is a great restaurant to celebrate family special events. The decor is delightful, the service is low key, friendly and faultless and the food truly is special both in presentation and flavour. It is not cheap but well worth the expense for a truly memorable experience. Contemporary space overlooking a walled garden, for Modern European dining and fine wines.

    Location: 54 Marcus Clarke St, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia.
  • 04Bicicletta Restaurant

    Bicicletta Restaurant is managed by the nationally renowned Peppers and is located in the vibrant New Acton precinct. Nestled snugly inside the Canberra's Peppers Gallery Hotel is the family owned and run Bicicletta Restaurant. The elegant Italian menu has a special focus on local and seasonal ingredients and the wine list also features a boutique label from Australian and the Italian producers, many of which are available by the glass.

    From the owners of the successful Surry Hills' restaurants PizzaBirra and MilleVini, Bicicletta is favorite on the Canberra dining scene. The authentic Italian food there is created from a locally sourced, seasonal produce and ingredient. It’s the perfect place to enjoy great coffee, home-made pizzas, pastas and gelatin.

    There it’s being played up daily specials, fresh from the marketplace and it also boasts a carefully curated wine list. One will be served by their friendly and professional team, in a unique, stylish and casual setting. It also includes the Library Bar and beautiful outdoor Courtyard.

    Location: 1/15 Edinburgh Ave, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia.
  • 05Podfood (Pialligo)

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    Nestled in a unique position amongst the beautifully established gardens of Pialligo plant farm, the quaint character filled and fully restored of 1930’s cottage offers a unique dining location close to the Canberra CBD. The venue is only minutes away from the Canberra International Airport as well as the boutique shopping precincts of the Kingston and Manuka and has an ample parking.

    Owner and chef John Levering leads a dynamic kitchen. The quality of food & wine is exceptional along with the service standards that will leave a lasting impression. Continuing with the fresh produce and continuing the modern techniques, menus ensure intrigue and delight. Degustation breakfast, lunches, dinner are its pride.

    Podfood also did sold out an event for many leading producers during The Good Food Month, Canberra Truffle Festival, Canberra Beer Week, the Fireside Festival, Christmas Day, Mother's Day and more. With locations in the Canberra's original food bowl with fresh produce is in an abundance and particularly now with their on-site Pialligo produce garden.

    Location: 12 Beltana Rd, Pialligo ACT 2609, Canberra, Australia.
  • 06Lilotang Japanese (Barton)

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    Lilting is the brainchild of the Pu Yang Chia and a well-known restaurateur Josiah Li, co-founder of the Chairman Group. The Head chef Shunsuke Ota hails from the Japan and previously worked at Nobu in the Melbourne. The Canberra’s hip Japanese eatery opened its doors in the Barton, where dinner might come served with a carefully hollowed-out orange and the wine list includes more than 25 sakes.

    The LiloTang is the restaurant in the Burbury Hotel, across the foyer from sister establishment Malamay. Inside the restaurant there is slick with pale timber walls illuminated by a strip lighting, lemon-yellow splashes of color and touches of the Japanese anime and pop culture references.

    Hanging timber panels with funky cutouts creates a series of semi-private dining areas and the restaurant looks out onto a courtyard at the Burbury Hotel. LiloTang's secret weapon is a shiny new Robata grill, which allows chefs to cook food on an extremely high heat using the special binchotan charcoal, which gives off almost no flame.

    Location: 1 Burbury Cl, Barton ACT 2600, Caberra, Australia.
  • 07Pomegranate

    Nestled in the heart of Kingston, Pomegranate is a charming neighborhood restaurant that puts a creative spin on refined, seasonal fare. Focusing on the Modern Australian food, drawing flavors and inspiration from the Mediterranean, Chef Erkin Esen’s menu spotlights the seasonal produce and local proteins. Pomegranate also boasts a diverse and accessible wine list champagne served in an eclectic array of glasses.

    The space is wonderfully designed and makes for a wonderful atmosphere while eating. The Pomegranate restaurant delivers simple, tasty food that is Modern Australian with a Mediterranean influence and is open for a lunch and dinner. Meals are served in relaxed and friendly environment with beautiful surroundings where diners enjoy relaxing atmosphere, quality food and wine with family and friends.

    Run by head chef and owner Erkin Esen, with his wife Ziba. Since 2014, Erkin has been at the helm of some of Canberra’s best restaurants. Erkin brings a vision of the contemporary Australian cuisine that hints at his heritage without being overwhelmed by it.

    Location: 1 Burbury Cl, Barton ACT 2600, Caberra, Australia.
  • 08Les Bistronomes

    Les Bistronomes is the kind of a French bistro which you love to frequent. There are various classic retro French dishes that takes one, all the way back to the childhood and Robert Carrier, the Les Bistronomes chef and owner Clement Chauvin has the fine-dining background, but eschews much of fancy stuff in the favour of simple, excellent handled classics with the firmly bistro feel.

    The Braddon space is simple, that is it's not a place where money has been lavished on an expensive fit out, but it has a pleasant feel, with floor-to-ceiling windows as one wall, an open wine rack at one end of the room, and decent sized outdoor space. The wine list is simple and regional French, with an emphasis on organics.

    Service, too, comes with an accent and a youthful, fresh feel. And sharing works well not only in the mains, but also on desserts, where you can order an entire tarot tuition, and bring six extra stomachs to help you eat it. Overall, Les Bistronomes hits so many right notes that it has now become a firm favourite and a regular haunt, and we count it among the top handful in Canberra restaurants.

    Location: Braddon 2612 ACT, Elouera Street, Canberra, Australia.
  • 09Ottoman Cuisine

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    Ottoman Cuisine is an elegant art Deco pavilion surrounded by gardens, water-features & palm tree. It's the best place to get the best Turkish food in Canberra, Australia. The rooms there are perfect for corporate dinners, medical presentations, private events, birthday parties and wedding receptions. Ottoman Cuisine is the most consistently awarded restaurants in Canberra.

    Gourmet Turkish news and mains in swanky art Deco pavilion with views of Islamic-style gardens. With its baroque decor with Middle Eastern flavours, Ottoman Cuisine will take one on a magic carpet ride to old Istanbul. Almost hidden in the leafy suburb of Barton, this restaurant achieved a well-deserved reputation among the movers and shakers of Capital Hill for modern, classy take on familiar Turkish dishes. There's a touch of hands across the Bosphorus, East-meets-West thinks in the likes of confit duck with green lentils, and chargrilled spot-check in lemon and spices.

    Location: 9 Broughton St, Barton ACT 2600, Caberra, Australia.
  • 10Black Fire

    Black Fire also the Fuego Nero is a fiercely individualistic Mediterranean cuisine restaurant which prepares delicious an imaginative dishes with an exciting, wondrous presentation to bring table a sumptuous food, the taste, the culture, the love of cooking. The meats, seafood and vegetables are rustically cooked through open fire roast, the wood fire oven and a charcoal grill, to extol unique flavor.

    In the restaurant one will eat the food in all of its authenticity. Black Fire opened in only the latter half of the year, but it's got a flair and sureness of touch that brings it into the top 20 for 2014. Paolo Milanesi used to run Bicicletta in the former Diamond Hotel and the Locanda Italian Steakhouse in the old Rydges nearly.

    His touch is a sure despite the dozens of items on the menu – age topside with a bone marrow and a mustard seed mash is meaty, earthy and full of old-fashioned punch. There is an extensive menu that runs the whole gamut of Spanish and Italian dishes, including the roasted vegetables and slow-roasted meats cooked on the big wood-fired grill in pride of place at the back of the restaurant.

    Location: 45/38 Mott St, Braddon ACT 2612, Canberra, Australia.
  • 11The Cupping Room

    The perfect day starts with a perfect coffee. The team at The Cupping Room – including world champion barista Sasa Sestic – knows a thing or two about creating a splendid brew. Canberra’s very own place of coffee, worship, The Cupping Room is a concept cafe that takes its customers on a flavour journey across a range of coffee blends and delicious meals.

    Together with a great vibe and fun atmosphere, The Cupping Room is a mandatory experience for all coffee devotees. Mr Sasa Sestic set up ONA Coffee in Fyshwick the former Olympic handball athlete has grown the business to include the Manuka shop and a popular Cupping Room in Civic.

    He also founded Project Origin which works with producers and co-ops. One can taste things in the coffee there which one would never expect; one can taste raspberries and blueberries being rich in flavour without being bitter. Hip, airy joint with outdoor seats and exposed rafters, serving up boutique coffee and cafe staples.

    Location: 1/1-13 University Ave, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia.
  • 12Turkish Halal Pide House

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    Located at Yarralumla, the Turkish Halal Pide House serves authentic cuisine inspired by the culinary creations of Turkey. All food, including breads is made on site to ensure that they meet strict halal standards. Turkish Halal Pide House is a casual counter-serve joint with pavement tables, offering Turkish halal dishes and flatbreads. It's family owned and operated, making all the food there at the restaurant to ensure that all halal standards are being followed duly.

    It has an extensive menu of dishes inspired by Turkish cuisine, but bids are in the speciality that offer a choice of over ten delicious toppings. It offers a professional catering service and one can choose from a selection of the menu items that are presented in a snack-sized portions for ease of serving and eating.

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    Delivery to 15km is free, and a small fee of $25 applies outside the area. It offers a wide range of delicious dishes, which can be ordered online hassle-free. The Turkish Pide House pride it selves on supplying a very best of Turkish cuisine in Canberra in the restaurant or as a takeaway for one to enjoy at home or elsewhere.

    Location: 47 Novar St, Yarralumla ACT 2600, Canberra, Australia.
  • 13Olive at Mawson

    The Olive at Mawson is an ideal for entertaining family and friends and a great place to dine for a more intimate occasion. Situated in the heart of Mawson there is the friendly staff and one can kick off the night and let his taste buds enjoy the Mediterranean flavours. Arriving in Australia in 1964, John Yianoulakis had his eyes set on making a mark in the hospitality industry.

    Settling into a capital of Australia John went on to own and run some of Canberra's finest diners. After some very stressful challenges with hard work from all involved, Olive at Mawson was born.This boutique restaurant specialises in the Mediterranean cuisine. It’s a popular local restaurant that is worth seeking out within the concrete wasteland of Southlands.

    One gets greeted as a family, treated like customers, are the only ones there, and fed like being famished. The decor is a pedestrian, but the friendly service with tasty food is all one can see through all around. Its all an award winning upscale eatery and wine bar, dishing up with hearty stone-baked pizza, steaks and seafood.

    Location: Southlands Shopping Centre, Mawson Dr, Canberra, ACT 2607, Australia.
  • 14Sage Restaurant

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    Sage has a lot going for it with a real Canberra heritage, growing from small but always classy eatery hidden in the Gorman House Arts Centre, to a shining restaurant, with a beautiful bar outside it.On a cold Canberra night the place fills up as fast with wine being decanted, very good bread and house-churned butter arriving quickly to the tables.

     A hum of efficient industry pervades two smartly decorated rooms, and diners which look ready to enjoy a good meal. The Harrington brothers, who owns the place, are an ambitious pair, with their garden supplying much of the produce. The menu has the two six-course degustation options ($95 or $145 with matching wines), one ‘‘herbivore’’ which technically meaning eating only plants, but detecting some dairy too and ''omnivore'' meaning eating everything.

    This brings joy to the hearts of vegetarians. The menu and wine list mark Sage out, and the service reinforces that lovely impression. Staff is clearly very keen on what they do and ooze confidence and competence, to make Sage a very pleasant place to eat.

    Location: Gorman House Arts Center, Batman St, Braddon ACT 2612, Canberra, Australia
  • 15Lanterne Rooms, Campbell

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    The lantern Room restaurant is located in Campbell shops. Lantern Rooms are the brainchild of the team behind which is the Chairman and Yip. Josiah Li with Jeffery Shim, who have opened their latest success in Campbell in a magnificent space open, airy and infused with enormous light. The beautifully designed with an Asian interior of bamboo, dark wood beams and colored glass tiles, reminiscent of the Malaysian Kampong, is the ideal setting.

    It has an Asian warehouse look with Vietnamese-style lanterns in the main dining room and louvered doors creating four semi-private rooms. French-trained Malaysian chef Jeffrey Shim presents mostly the European style dishes with Asian influences. Lantern Rooms are brought to you from the team with being behind The Chairman and Yip.


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    It's rated one hat in the 2013 Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide. The service is crisp and friendly, not overbearing, but a very competent. The decor is very tasteful, with as many blends of the different parts of Asia as in the menu, but works well. Tables nicely spaced so one can’t feel crowded there.

    Location: 3 Blamey Pl, Campbell ACT 2612, Caberra, Australia.
  • 16Aubergine Restaurant, Griffith

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    The Sydney Morning Herald is also called Aubergine Canberra's finest night out and being awarded it as 2014 Regional Restaurant of the Year and the Regional Wine List of the Year. Clearly, dining here is something special. From an elegantly tier dining room to the floor and ceiling windows and the faultless European dishes, Aubergine delivers on all fronts with breezy sophistication.

     Aubergine serves modern European food in a refined though welcoming atmosphere. The interior design of the restaurant being simple but sophisticated with high ceilings, cedar window frames and white suede highlights. Owner and chef Ben Willis made his mark on the menu, with offerings such as the leek, gruyere and dauphinoise pithivier, fresh dates and Amontillado sherry jus.

    Equal care is taken with the dessert menu. Aubergine’s cuisine is a contemporary Australian, much like the contemporaries. It mostly operates on a locavore basis that is sourced locally wherever possible, and defers to what the supplier thinks is the best produce of the day. This means Aubergine menu changes on a daily basis.

    Location: 18 Barker St, Griffith ACT 2603, Caberra, Australia.
  • 17C Dine Bar, Kingston

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    The first restaurant to open in Kingston Foreshore’s dining precinct, the C Dine Bar has set the benchmark for being a waterfront dining. It's populated with dark tones, white covered tables and soft high backed chairs. C Dine Bar offers a modern Australian dining experience with refined flavour, in a setting that till now has been lacking in the nation’s capital.

    The location affords the views of the lake and canal that runs through the small harbour. The interior light is combined with plush embroidered chairs, crisp napery and immaculate table settings to give a sense of occasion. From kitchen, best, local produce utilised by chef and co-owner Dan Keogh, with seafood sourced from the south coast and meats from the nearby Riverina.

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    Merimbula oysters shucked to order a classic Kilpatrick, Rockefeller natural of course. Starters as salmon, mussels, and jalapeno. For mains it comes the king prawns, dipping salt, red wine jus and béarnaise; and a seafood pie floater with clams, mussels, prawns, and fish with mushy peas.

    Location: 17/19 Eastlake Parade, Kingston ACT 2604, Canberra, Australia.
  • 18Wild Duck Fine Asian Cuisine, Kingston

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    The Land of the Lotus eaters Painted panels, pendant lights and Asian-inspired wall art combines to make the Wild Duck Canberra the delightful restaurant to visit, just for décor. Being great place one could also plan ahead for major Chinese cultural celebrations that Wild Duck turns them into a great occasion.

    While you could order from a standard menu, the banquets are of the gold standard and to be selected for two, four or more diners. The lamb shank in golden sand or the Bi Feng tang ocean trout wildmushrooms, duck breast with Asian vegetables. Asian restaurants not usually noted for their desserts, but Wild Duck brings the best of both worlds.

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    One can try the unusual banana split that being said comes with a twist, it boasts bitter is served with raspberry sorbet. Best dish is a pork, bell in lotus leaf, cooked in three kinds of soy sauce with rock sugar and mixed spices wrapped in Lotus leaves and served with sticky rice.

    Location: 77-78/71 Giles St, Kingston ACT 2604, Canberra, Australia.
  • 19Pulp Kitchen, Ainslie

    A casual European, Brasserie located in a quiet leafy suburb of Ainslie, Canberra. Here at Pulp the aim is to deliver an honest, traditional style bistro food in a casual yet comfortable environment. The emphasis on the team is on sourcing the freshest ingredients which are available and keeping a menu seasonal. It also stocks an award winning selection of European and local wines, liqueurs to complement the French and Italian influences on the menu.

    In Pulp Kitchen, main focus is to source quality ingredients and to prepare them in a simple European bistro style and setting that provides an and honest eating experience. Pulp Kitchen is an inner north eatery with an infused atmosphere. Slightly distressed café chairs, tables, polished concrete floors with muted browns create a landscape in which unpretentious waiting staff navigate the room being always friendly yet not intrusive.

    Pulp Kitchen owner and Maitre ‘D Daniel Giordani insists on creating a place that delivers honest, traditional style bistro food in casual and comfortable environment. Flavours do not deviate far from an expected French or Italian palates.

    Location: 1 Wakefield Garden, Ainslie, ACT 2602, Canberra, Australia.
  • 20Ellacure Restaurant and Bar, Bruce

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    Lacquer is a kind of mid-range, Oz-Italian eatery that one would have to say is ubiquitous, and also fast being taken over by a new obsession of spice, smoke and barbecued meat. The Ellacure is about pasta and risotto, duck confit, veal parmigiana. As before one can say anything, remember it makes the top 20 list because it does this stuff really pretty good and in fun, buzzy, energetic atmosphere.

    Service is a strong point here, familiar but super-friendly and helpful, accommodating whatever one is after. The wine is accessible in some good options by the glass at good prices, succinct, nicely chosen and with a proper nod to the locals. The Ellacure is in a rather unlikely location, in the base of an apartment building in Australian Institute of Sport precinct near Bruce Stadium, but again, it’s a testament to service, set-up and the just-right pitching of this place which is always busy. Overall an inventive Modern European dining in an upscale space with an open kitchen and outdoor tables.

    Location: 2/21 Battye St, Bruce ACT 2617, Canberra Australia.



Beijing Garden

Canberra is also famous for this garden, A Chinese ancient garden at intervals Lennox Gardens, on the formation of Lake Burley mythical monster. A conventional Chinese gate welcomes guests. Ways meander past sculptures crafted by Chinese stone masonry the Chinese tent offers an area for the quiet get back get pleasure from the garden's serenity and delightful views across the lake towards a number of Canberra's known landmarks just like the National repository and Telstra tower.

The symbols, creatures from Chinese mythology, a unit of measurement revered as deities with each representing a celestial constellation, a season and one in all the cardinal points. So, on this sculpture you will be ready to see any type of birds and beasts like: A black turtle, an azure dragon, a vermilion (Phoenix) bird, a white tiger,

Location:Flynn Drive, Yarralumla

OPENING HOURS:-Open 24 hours a day


Cockington Green Gardens

Cockington Green Gardens a park of miniatures, situated in the Nicholls, Australian Capital Territory. Doug and Brenda, Sarah had an idea to create a miniature village in 1972 and Cockington Green was then opened on 3rd November 1979.The business is a family owned and operated, incorporating over four generations. Cockington Green Gardens offer to visitors an experience one cannot find anywhere else.

Venture into this delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings set in the beautifully landscaped gardens to make the Canberra visit complete. Created by Doug and Brenda, Sarah Cockington Green Gardens is family owned and operated attraction, with nearly four generations involved in its operation over the past 35 years.

Opened to the public in 1979, Cockington Green is one of the Canberra’s landmark attractions and being a winner of an Australian Tourism Award with many local tourism industry awards in present time. While being in the park, one can visit the Rose Room indoor exhibition, featuring ‘Waverley’ a 34 room Dolls House, enjoy a coffee in the Parsons Nose Garden Cafe.

Location: 11 Gold Creek Road, Canberra,Australia.

Lake Burley Griffin

A Canberra city person comes for The Lake is commonly underestimated; however, its superb quality methods around it and a loop walk may be terrific thanks to seeing a number of the nation's landmark buildings. The views square measure special all year around, though this is my favorite’s time of season once the colors square measure spectacular. Otherwise, you will take a leisurely cruise around it and luxuriate in the panorama from the water.

Swimming within the lake is certainly doable in summer, though I'd advise not ingesting an excessive amount of the water. This lake has three loops for walking, running and sport. One is concerning 5k, one concerning 9k and also the different concerning 16k, therefore, one thing for all. a stunning time out.


Location: Canberra, Australia.

OPENING HOURS:-Accessible all hours


Canberra Railway Museum

A small place in the Australian capital, the previous station and museum-y stuff within is bittie and adorable! The cool stuff is that the sweet previous train cars you get to steer through and explore.Professional tip - you'll enter the train automotive barn and explore the previous cars being renovated, do not be shy!

Professional tip - pay the additional for the 15-minute train ride to Ryswick and back, it is a hoot! Let your inner kid loose here. a piece ongoing, in common with several places like this Brobdingnagian amounts of volunteer effort is required during this place abundant significant engineering was ongoing and thousands of hours desirous to be done. Terribly attention-grabbing place terribly dedicated individuals there.

Location: Geijera Place, off dancer Street, Kingston, capital of Australia Territory, Australia, 2604

Opening Hours: Daily: 10am - 3pm

ENTRY prices: Adult $5.00
                         Exclude special events. Youngsters underneath the age of 2 square measure free.

The National Gallery of Australia

Canberra city is the famous for national gallery of Australia. As associate degree creator I appreciate that this building was thought about one 1970 the "Brutalist", is most of famous palace for visiting it for its excellent assortment (and the design, that an addict of mine worked on). Another friend, my brother, upgraded the building currently with a replacement face that extremely adds lots to the building entrance. Do not miss visiting this building and its excellent assortment, fully environment category (and higher than something in the state capital, from that we're moving to Canberra). Do not miss the out of doors sculpture garden, and as you approach this monument, experience the superbly planned and improved surroundings with the good National Portrait Gallery opposite.

Location: Parkes Place, Canberra 2601, Australia.

OPENING HOURS:-Daily: 10am - 5pm daily except Christmas Day.



Questacon is a National Science and Technology center, which being an interactive science centre was opened in 1988, and was developed by the noted professor of the Australian national university Mike Gore, who was also a physics lecturer and later on also became the founding director of Questacon. Its building was presented by Japan to the Australia for 1988 bicentenary and being opened on 23rd November 1988 with the contribution of ¥ 1 billion nearly being half the cost of an A $19.64 million. It was formerly housed at the old Ainslie Primary School..

Questacon is a part of the Australian government with department of Innovation Industry Science and Research since 3rd December 2007 and its current director is Professor Graham Durant. Its vision is "a better future for all Australians through engagement with science and innovation”. On Thursday 18 September 2008 a Questacons review was released. This review was commissioned by Minister Kim Carr and also chaired by John Simpson of National Australia Bank.

Location: Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Namadgi National Park

Australian Capital Territory, bordering Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales. It lies to 40 kilometers which is 25 miles to southwest of Canberra. The national park protects the part of the northern end of the Australian Alps with its spectacular granite mountains. Its habitat ranges from grassy plains over the snow gum forest to alpine meadows. The fauna is also much varied, consisting of Eastern Gray Kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, magpies, Rosella and ravens which are commonly seen.

The water catchments area of the park supplies to approximately 85% of Canberra's water. In this sub-alpine region the weather range from the cold winter nights on warm summer days, and it can change too quickly. Snow normally falls on the Bimberi and Brindabella Range during winter, and is not an uncommon throughout most of the park. The highest mountain is Bimberi Peak at 1,911 meters, which is 6270 feet, which is the highest peak in the Australian Capital Territory. The national park is classified as an IUCN Category II protected area.

Location: 40 kilometers southwest of Canberra, Australia.

The Australian War Memorial

Very moving expertise to go. The radio-controlled tour was wonderful. Does not matter what percentage times you visit, there is continuously one thing else you will find. Since my last visit, there is been an associate extension to the deposit and a pleasant restaurant to possess one thing to eat/drink whereas high the show of period planes. Simply will pay each day here. Several due to the volunteer employees United Nations agency area unit ready to facilitate with researching relatives United Nations agency served within the numerous wars and conflicts.

Extremely suggest a visit for all ages, you'll leave packed with pride and admiration. Associate applicable monument to honors the fallen, with an incredible unobstructed read facing the Parliament House. Ample free parking and the awfully well-documented involvements of Australians in the wars around the world.

Location: Treloar Crescent, Canberra 2601, Australia.

Mount Ainslie Lookout

The Canberra area is fabulous and site seen area unit locals and infrequently walk up the mountain for exercise and also the read at the tip. Mount Ainslie delivers for each of those goals!
The walk up is within the real Australian bush, complete with mobs of kangaroos and lots of birds. Intermittently you'll be treated to superb views of Canberra, even as the first town designer Bruno Walter Burley griffin meant.

When you get to the highest - a decent 30-45 min walk from the War Memorial - you'll see spectacular views of Canberra and surrounds. The foremost dramatic area unit straight down ANZAC parade to the Parliament homes on the far side. If you're a neighborhood or a visitant, you want to see this read. You can drive or walk as you prefer.


Location: Mount Ainslie Dr., Majura ACT 2609, Australia

OPENING HOURS:-Accessible at all times



Australian National Botanic Gardens

People Canberra is like the most because there are Good guests Centre with useful guides. Maps offered. Smart ways around numerous sorts of plantings and Australian environments, plenty of that at pre-wheelchair friendly. We tend to notably like the forest vale and Eucalyptus field. The restaurant is sweet for occasional and cakes.

We walked from the top of the gardens on to the Black Mountain Summit Path that was exhausting going and not in the slightest degree appropriate for wheelchairs or but active folks. However, it absolutely was worthwhile to go to the Telstra Tower and see the brilliant views. Those of people coming for fresh the mind and also took meditation.

Location: Clunies Ross Street | Black Mountain, Canberra 2601, Australia.

OPENING HOURS:-Gardens: Daily Morning 8.30 am to Evening 5pm daily; Visitor Centre: Daily Morning 9.30am to Evening 4.30pm; closed Christmas Day


Telstra Tower

Telstra Tower is also known as a black mountain tower and was formerly known as a Teleco Tower is a telecommunications tower lookout that is situated above the summit of Black Mountain in Australia's capital city of Canberra. Rising 195.2 meters (640 ft) above the mountain summit, it is not only a landmark in Canberra, but also offers panoramic views of the city and its surrounding countryside from an indoor observation deck and two outdoor viewing platforms.

In April 1970, the Postmaster General at the time commissioned the Commonwealth Department of Housing and Construction to carry out of feasibility study in relation to tower on Black Mountain accommodating both communication services and facilities for visitors. The tower was about to replace the microwave relay station on Red Hill and the television broadcast masts already on Black Mountain.

William Roy, at the time in charge of Canberra ABC radio and television transmitters, was employed to supervise the installation of technical support equipment in the Tower and became a first Principal Technical Officer. Black Mountain Tower then was opened on 15 May 1980 by Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser. It was officially being named as Telecom Tower, and when the telecommunications company was re branded in 1993, became Telstra Tower.

Location: Canberra, Australia.

Mount Majura Vineyard

We recently visited Majura winemaker wherever we tend to were pleasantly shocked by the standard and blends of their wines. We tend to significantly enjoy the Visitviniferous painter, Molli, and sweet Molli all of that we tend to down very well with the cheese and meat platters we purchased. Sitting outside in the afternoon sun was tremendous .if you do not see the grapes sign early you'll miss the turnoff.

Nonetheless, we tend to found a service space to show around and went back. Smart vary of reds and whites and an excellent tasting space, you sit down and wines come back to you. Finally and theist significantly the wine was fantastic!! We tend to purchase six bottles!!

Location: RMB 314 Majura Rd, Fyshwick 2609, Australia.

Opening Hours:-Thursday to Monday- 10am to 5pm: ANZAC Day: 12pm-5pm: and some days like on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, January 2nd and Good Friday closed.

National Carillon

The National Carillon, which is situated on Aspen Island in central Canberra, Australia is a large carillon managed and also maintained by the National Capital Authority on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia. The carillon was a gift from the British government to the people of Australia so as to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the National Capital, Canberra. Queen Elizabeth II opened National Carillon on 26 April 1970.

The 50 meters tall National Carillon tower was designed by the Western Australian architects Cameron, Chisholm Nicol. The concept initially came from an architect Mr. Don Ho working with Cameron Chisholm Nicol in 1968.In 2004 the carillon also underwent a refurbishment including renovation of the interior function facilities and the addition of two extra bells.

Consultants were the CCN, from the Sydney office. Carillons must have at least 23 bells which to be considered as such and the National Carillon has 55 which was increased from 53 during refurbishments in 2003.Each ball weighs from seven kilograms to six tonnes. The bells span four and a half octaves chromatically.

Location: Aspen Island, Central Canberra, Australia.

The National Portrait Gallery

Canberra city has after having spent many hours strolling through the large expanses of the NGA, the Portrait Gallery was on behalf of me a welcome modification.
I was all fascinated staring at the variety of the portraits. Such is that the talent of the many of our Nation's greatest artists, that the paintings virtually appear to return to life.

I will be able to undoubtedly be visiting once more. After having spent many hours strolling through the large expanses of the NGA, the Portrait Gallery was on behalf of me a welcome modification. On a way totally different scale with smaller gallery areas, the PG had a sense of way bigger intimacy and reference to the large assortment of beautiful portraits.

Location: King Edward Terrace, Canberra 2600, Australia.

OPENING HOURS:-Daily: 10am - 5pm; Closed Christmas Day.



Floriade a flower and entertainment festival held annually in Canberra's Commonwealth Park featuring extensive displays of flowering bulbs integrated with sculptures and other artistic features. Florida comes from the Latin word floriat, which means designing with flowers. The festival attracts the tourists from around Australia and overseas in the spring from mid September to mid October every year, and is considered as the most important regular event for tourism in the Australian Capital Territory.

It is being called "Australia's Celebration of Spring”. After some controversy regarding an entry charge, admission to Floriade has been free for many years. Floriade was the idea of Christiaan Slotemaker de Bruine, Landscape Architect with Department of Capital Territory in Canberra. He commenced the design in 1986 and based it on the world famous 'Keukenhof' garden in The Netherlands.

Floriade started in 1988 as a one off celebration of Canberra's 75th birthday and Australia Bicentenary of European settlement. Due to the success and popularity of the event, it has run every year since then with every year having a new theme and is currently the largest flower festival in the Southern Hemisphere

Location: Canberra's Commonwealth Park, Canberra, Australia.

Royal Australian Mint

The Royal Australian Mint is a coin mint, which was opened in 1965, situated in the Australian federal capital city of Canberra, within the suburb of Deakin. All new Australian circulating coins are minted at the Royal Australian Mint. Before the opening of the Australian mint, the Australian coins were struck at branches of the Royal Mint, which were the Sydney Mint, Melbourne Mint and the Perth Mint.

The Royal Australian Mint is the first mint in Australia not to be a branch of the Royal Mint of London. The only other operational mint in Australia was the Perth Mint. Planning for a mint started in 1959, when it was proposed to move Royal Mint branch from Melbourne to Canberra. It was officially opened through The Duke of Edinburgh on 22 February 1965, coinciding the decimal currency, which was introduced into circulation on 14 February 1966.

The mint consists of two buildings, an administration building and a process building. The administration building house engravers, a laboratory, and a vibration-free basement where coinage is measured to ensure correct size and weight. The mint is an Australian Public Service agency, staffed through the Department of the Treasury.

Location: Deakin suburb, Canberra, Australia.

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