Live like a local. Here are just a few insider secrets and the best places to find them.
Stay perky at one of these excellent coffee spots: The Cupping Room, whose owner was awarded World’s Best Barrister recently; Londsdale Street Roasters, who source and roast their own beans; or Mocan and Green Grout, a retro style café serving fair trade coffee.
Wineries and Beer trails
Canberra has a number of craft breweries including Bentspoke Brewing Co., Capital Brewing Co., and Zierholz Premium Brewery, as well as the Canberra District Wine Region just a short 35-minute drive from the city centre.
Canberra boasts a range of weekend markets including the largest regional markets in the Southern Highlands, the Canberra and Region Farmers markets. Don’t miss the multi-award winning Old Bus Depot Markets for fresh local produce and hand crafted souvenirs.
Get a bird’s eye view of the city from each of these locations: Mt Ainslie, National Arboretum of Canberra and Red Hill.
- New Acton: in this renovated western corner of Canberra, discover how architecture, cuisine, art and a new way of city living combine.
- Braddon: rating high on the style factor, this inner-city suburb continues its transformation into the city’s hottest dining strip, with most of the action happening on Lonsdale, Elouera and Mort streets.
- Kingston Foreshore: is closer to the lake and combines residential and business properties with a growing strip of cafes, restaurants and bars with views across Lake Burley Griffin.