Best things to do in Canberra

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favorite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

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1. Canberra Centre
148 Bunda Street
34local recommendations
Gemma
Gemma says “Big and bold and jammed with all the labels and outlets required to be considered a true shopping de...” ·
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2. The Cupping Room
1/13 University Ave
30local recommendations
Emmy
Emmy says “You cannot go past this place for brunch and waiting in line is worth it, get a take away coffee aro...” ·
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3. Monster Kitchen and Bar
25 Edinburgh Ave
34local recommendations
Silvia
Silvia says “Without question, there is no better dining set up in Canberra. Like the super-cool living space of ...” ·
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4. Canberra Centre
33local recommendations
Chris
Chris says “Everything you could expect from a large shopping complex. Its like a suburban Westfield only bigge...” ·
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5. Palace Electric
28local recommendations
Daniel
Daniel says “Palace Electric features eight stylish fully-licensed cinemas and a stunning Prosecco bar. Electric ...” ·
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6. Akiba
40 Bunda St
28local recommendations
Jess
Jess says “For dinner, Akiba's "Feed Me" option is $50. It includes 8 courses and the dishes are delicious. The...” ·
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7. Močan & Green Grout
20local recommendations
Andrea
Andrea says “Strongest coffee in Canberra. Quirky little corner coffee place in the newly established Acton area....” ·
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8. Hippo Co
17 Garema Pl
23local recommendations
Jess
Jess says “Hippo is a bit of an institution - the Canberra nightlife scene has changed a lot in recent years, b...” ·
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9. Molly
35-37 London Circuit
17local recommendations
Catrina
Catrina says “Don't tell any one about this one! It is hidden in Canberra's lane ways, but well worth the discover...” ·
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10. Coffee Lab
26 Narellan Place
14local recommendations
Peter
Peter says “Grab a quick brew to go or sit down and ask the staff about what experiments are happening at the mo...” ·
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11. Honkytonks
17 Garema Pl
14local recommendations
Gemma
Gemma says “Whisky bars seem to be all the rage at the moment, but Honkytonks does things a little differently –...” ·
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12. A.Baker
15 Edinburgh Ave
14local recommendations
Kat
Kat says “It’s place to relax after work, or to wait for your table with some olives and nuts…but with a voyeu...” ·
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13. Parlour Wine Room
16 Kendall Ln
12local recommendations
Natalie
Natalie says “Perfect for a quiet drink or catch up with friends. The tapas is also fantastic. Sit outside in th...” ·
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14. Mooseheads Pub & Nightclub
105 London Circuit
9local recommendations
Daniel
Daniel says “Canberra's biggest pub and nightclub - a lot of young people from ANU on Thursday, Friday and Saturd...” ·
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15. Bar Rochford
65 London Circuit
10local recommendations
Gemma
Gemma says “In the nearby Melbourne Building is Bar Rochford, a bar-cum-restaurant that’s sophisticated with a t...” ·
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16. Bicicletta Restaurant
15 Edinburgh Ave
12local recommendations
Nos
Nos says “basic but great Italian that has a pretty nice little bar too. it's also centrally located if you w...” ·
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17. City Bus Stn Plt 7
11local recommendations
Abi
Abi says “Tickets are MUCH cheaper if you have a MyWay card. These can be purchased at the 24 hour convenience...” ·
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18. Smiths Alternative
76 Alinga St
9local recommendations
Robyn
Robyn says “Smiths is a cosy space in the city where you can get a relaxed cuppa and be entertained most nights ...” ·
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19. 88mph
10 Hobart Pl
9local recommendations
Sam
Sam says “Fun fun fun. This place only plays 80's music and a has a lit up dance floor.”
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20. Tipsy Bull
5 Lonsdale St
9local recommendations
Morgan
Morgan says “A great place to enjoy Tapas and Cocktails in the middle of the city. A nice and quiet place for fa...” ·
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21. Temporada
15 Moore St
10local recommendations
Geoff
Geoff says “Temporada encapsulates the trend of top chefs entering the realm of relaxed, less formal dining. It'...” ·
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22. Marble & Grain
25 Mort St
7local recommendations
Daniel
Daniel says “Hearty dining in a splashy steakhouse and bar with exposed concrete walls and leather banquettes.” ·
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23. NewActon
6local recommendations
Gemma
Gemma says “The NewActon precinct is one of the most exciting places in Canberra for adventurous dining in a mod...” ·
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24. Kokomo's
1 Genge St
10local recommendations
Vanessa
Vanessa says “Frequent night revellers have been waiting, for what seems like forever, for the opening of the city...” ·
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25. The Highball Express
82 Alinga St
7local recommendations
Abi
Abi says “This hidden gem is hard to find. You'll feel like you're being led into trouble as it's only accessi...” ·
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26. Sage Restaurant
10local recommendations
Daniel
Daniel says “Stylish locale serving modern Australian dishes. The outdoor bar is great for a cocktail in summer, ...” ·
27. Aldi
6local recommendations
Trish
Trish says “ALDI is a discount supermarket that offers Smarter Shopping, providing customers with incredibly hig...”
28. National Convention Centre
31 Constitution Avenue
7local recommendations
Kate
Kate says “National Convention Centre has all kinds of events on. Check out http://www.visitcanberra.com.au/ to...”
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29. White Rabbit Cocktail Room
65 Northbourne Ave
6local recommendations
Vanessa
Vanessa says “Vibe: A girls' night out. White Rabbit Cocktail Room is a flower filled Alide in Wonderland themed b...” ·