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Things to do in Canberra

Come from interstate to visit me, and have fun in my city!

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You might have read my post on the fact that I love my city, and you're wondering why the hell I bothered to write it, because you hate Canberra and everything it stands for and you'll never visit! Well, you're wrong, and you should feel bad. Here's a list of cool things to do and places to go in Canberra. It's ongoing and updated regularly, so keep your eyes peeled. Now you have to come and visit me!

Outdoor Activities

Mountain biking - Dylan Cooper shares his favourites here, and here's a map from Single Tracks.

Hiking and trail running

Rock climbing - Canberra Climbers Association

National Arboretum (pictured)

National Botanic Gardens - the trail to walk to Black Mountain Tower starts here.

Stand up paddle boarding (seasonal)

Outdoor yoga (seasonal)

Paddle boats (seasonal)

Dog parks

Public art around the city

Cafés, Bars, and Restaurants


Red Brick - Curtin

Doubleshot - Deakin

Local Press - Kingston

Adore Tea - Mitchell

Fox and Bow - Fadden


Guild Bar - Civic

Black Market - New Acton


Highball Express - Civic

Bar Rochford - Civic

Hopscotch - Braddon

Knightsbridge - Braddon

Bent Spoke (brewery) - Braddon

Capital Brewing Co. (brewery) - Fyshwick


Marble and Grain - Braddon

Ostani - Barton

XO - Narrabundah

Thai Herb - Harrison

Indoor Activities

Australian War Memorial

National Film and Sound Archives

Ice skating - Philip

High Tea - Hyatt Hotel and Adore Tea Mitchell

BlocHaus bouldering gym

Power Yoga Canberra


Night Noodle Markets and Enlighten Festival

Ben and Jerry's Outdoor Cinema

Floriade and NightFest

Multicultural Festival

SSAA Range Open Day

ANZAC Day services

Spilt Milk

Groovin' the Moo

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