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Best Things To Do In Canberra This Summer

Home to iconic and well known Australian locations such as Parliament House and Questacon, Canberra is much more than the nation’s capital. Make your way through the below list of the best things to do in Canberra this summer to discover the Australian capital’s cultural side.

Free things to do in Canberra this summer

As Australia’s artistic hub, increase your ‘cultured’ level in Canberra this summer and check out some of the nation’s most acclaimed exhibitions, free of charge at the National Gallery of Australia or the National Portrait Gallery.

Looking to stay the night? Check out Ovolo Nishi’s ‘Artistic Intentions’ offer inclusive of ticket’s to the Matisse & Picasso exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia.

Matisse & Picasso, National Portrait Gallery

Escape the heat in Canberra this summer

As Australia’s only completely land-locked capital city, it’s important to know where to go to escape the heat in Canberra this summer. Canberrians across the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) have found some creative ways to get active indoors including the Salti Floating Fitness Yoga (see the below image for an explanation better than words of what this activity entails).

Salti Floating Fitness Yoga

Head out on the water in Canberra this summer

While Canberra may be land-locked, it is home to Lake Burley Griffin which exists as a pivotal point to enjoy Canberra this summer. From the Kingston foreshore, head out for a day on the lake with Go Boat Canberra. To up your boat game in Canberra this summer, BYO food and your best four legged friend aboard. See here for more dog-friendly activites for you and your pooch to enjoy in Canberra this summer.

Go Boat Canberra

Best places to eat and drink in Canberra this summer

2019 saw a number of new restaurants and bars open their doors making our list of the best places to eat and drink in Canberra this summer including Amici Wine Bar & Deli, Fenway Public House and, from the team at Canberra’s local favourite Espresso House, Wildflour Artisan Bakery & Café.

Ticking Canberra’s hospitality newcommer’s off the list in Canberra this summer can feel like risky business, so be sure to take a break in between to visit the Canberra classic local favourites for a bite to eat and a cheeky tipple or a few at Monster Kitchen and Bar and Bar Rochford.

Hiramasa Kingfish, Monster Kitchen & Bar