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Escape to Canberra
By Concrete Playground
August 26, 2019
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By Concrete Playground
August 26, 2019
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Explore the nation's capital with our new trip builder

With its buzzing restaurants and bars, world-class art galleries, cultural happenings and surrounding wine country, our nation’s capital has plenty to be uncovered. Its cultural landmarks, epic art festivals and, of course, stunning hilly surrounds all make Canberra a pretty special place to spend time.

Whether you’re planning an outdoor adventure, a weekend getaway with your partner in crime or the ultimate food and drink trail, there’s always something going on. One weekend you’ll be wandering through magnificent flower displays at Australia’s biggest spring festival. The week after, you’ll be indulging in cutting-edge dining experiences and laughing at open mic night. The next? You’ll be watching colourful hot air balloons rise into the sky, visiting some cellar doors or walking through ancient forests. In Canberra, it’s one good thing after another.

Please remember travel advice can change rapidly if COVID-19 cases appear. Check the latest travel advice before travelling.

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        Choose Your Travel Style

        Outdoor adventures, food and drink trails and gallery hops await.

        Choose Your Moment

        Romantic getaway or riding solo? We've got you covered.

        Discover What's On

        Organise your agenda ahead of time — here's what's happening across the city.

        Where to Eat

        Find a place to refuel before you continue adventuring.

        Where to Get a Drink

        Sample the region's best drops at these spots.
        • Brew Nation

          A tiny craft beer bar in the historic Sydney Building.
        • Dickson Taphouse

          From the team behind the beloved Old Canberra Inn comes Dickson’s friendliest new watering hole.
        • Dear Prudence

          Verity Lane Market's chic new aperitivo and tapas bar.
        • Joe's Bar

          Swing by East Hotel's colourful cocktail bar for Italian-inspired snacks and live music.
        • Mount Majura Vineyard

          A rustic winery with a stellar tempranillo and on-site glamping.
        • Public

          Settle into this neighburhood pub's leafy beer garden for an evening of classic brews and bites.
        • Caribou Kingston

          Enjoy crispy chicken poutine and craft brews at this bar inspired by Great White North.
        • 88mph

          Head here for an 80s nostalgia-fest complete with karaoke, neon signs and a light-up dance floor.

        What to do

        Fill your days with hikes, gallery visits and discovering local curiosities.
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