Australia just got more interesting. More cities in Australia are giving tourists reasons to come back again because there is always a new activity to try out in Australia. Tourists cannot list their top travel destinations without mentioning Australia and some of the interesting and exciting cities of Australia include the popular Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne etc.
The culture of Canberra has a lot to teach tourists, the festivals are always awe-inspiring, and the food can make you an addict for life. The list is just endless. In Canberra, everyday is a happy day.
Yes, the weather may be a little bit chilly but you will definitely love it. One of the popular cities in Australia, Sydney, has been topping the list as a popular destination for tourists but recently, Canberra seems to be doing better. There is an endless list of things you can do in Canberra on a weekend. To satisfy your curiosity, the list below will point out the things you can do in this popular city.
1. Bricks 4 kids
Bricks 4 kids is a perfect activity for families with kids. This perfect weekend activity offers kids the opportunity to learn while having fun. It teaches kids about technology while allowing them to unleash the creativity in them. If you are interested in helping your children grow their problem-solving ability, this is highly recommended. Brickz for kids has more than 750 locations all over the world and the one in Canberra happens to be one of the popular locations. It has succeeded in getting into the bucket list of many families and is the favorite weekend activity for many others. Are you already considering visiting this place? It is located at 125/99 Eastern Valley Way, Belconnen ACT 2617 and opens from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. If you are still curious, you may want to check them out using this link.
2. Escape rooms
Escape rooms Canberra is a team building exercise that was carefully designed to help families and friends bond. It allows people to solve real life puzzles while building their mental capacity. This activity lasts for 70 minutes while families and friends are expected to team up and solve a variety of puzzles. This activity does not require you to break a bank, so if you are on a budget, it is highly recommended. It is located at 2/24 Dundas Court, Phillip ACT 2606 and is open from Monday to Sunday. For Monday to Wednesday, it is open from 10am to 10pm and for Thursday to Sunday, it is open from 10am to 11pm. You could visit their website, if you need more information.
It is time for some water fun. Goboat is an opportunity to cruise with an electric boat. These electric boats are ultra-quiet and they allow visitors to cruise the lake with less hassles. The beauty of Lake Burley Griffin cannot be best observed from a distance, so why not hop on Goboat’s electric boat and have the fun of your life. Feel free to bring your picnic because in this place, you are sure to find the peace and serenity you and your family need for a perfect picnic. Kids are not excluded, bring them along. At Goboat, there is a dedicated team that guides you through the process, you need not have prior experience operating a boat or have a license before you can be allowed to operate electric boats. If you have been dreaming of operating a boat someday, why not take on this opportunity and have the fun of your life.
4. Visit the National Museum of Australia
The National Museum of Australia contains the magnificent architectural collections of Australia and provides a good space for people to learn about the rich culture of Australia. Get into this building and learn a few things about the Kung fu panda, Shrek and several others. It is located at Lawson Crescent, Acton ACT 2601. The National Museum of Australia is open from Monday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm.
5. National Attraction
Australia has several National attractions you can visit. One of them is the Australian War Memorial. The Australian war memorial gives visitors both educational and emotional experience. Here, you learn a few things about Australia's historical periods of conflict. There are memorial guides and audio tours made available in different languages, so you can understand them. This memorial reminds Australians of all the heroes who have served the great nation in the past and all those who died during the war.
The National Science and Technology Centre is also there to brighten your day. There are lots of exhibitions and galleries and it is an exceptional way for families to spend their afternoon. Come along with your kids and watch them tap into this educational opportunity. The national science and technology Centre also known as Questacon is a joint project of Australia and Japan that allows visitors explore interactive science exhibits, thus sparking scientific curiosity not just in the adults but also in the kids. Questacon is located at King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600, while the Australian War memorial is located at Treloar Crescent, Campbell ACT.
6. Hot air balloon flight
Ever been on a ride in hot air balloon before? Here is the opportunity. This seems like an impossible dream but Balloon Aloft Canberra will make it possible. Balloon Aloft has been in existence for over 30 years and are known for the special care and attention they pay to their clients. Their pilots are also known to have great reputation and talent. Hope on that ride to Balloon Aloft and book a space in one of the hot air balloons for the fun of your life. Balloon Aloft is open from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
7. New action’s cellar doors
Are you a wine lover? Do you like trying out new wines or are you into the business of selling wines? This is a good way to find out new trends in the wine industry. Take that weekend off and visit Cellar Door in New Action. There are new stalls available in this market every week and you can even take a sip of the finest wine while munching on the finest chocolate you can find in Australia. Cellar Door has an attractive interior that makes you never want to leave.
8. Go to Bungendore
This is a historic village in Australia that is just 30 minutes drive away from Canberra. This town offers travelers a glimpse of the numerous old stone and specialty shops, heritage buildings, and a glimpse of 19th century life in Australia. Explore the antique shops and beautiful arts and crafts in this town when you visit. In this town, there is always a reason to be happy or excited. You can visit the Bungendore Wood works gallery and take a look at the beautiful craftsmanship of the wood works displayed. Visit the Royal Hotel Bungendore and have a great meal you would not forget in a hurry, go to X gallery to view the art works and even buy gifts for your family or you can visit the balance n heal spa. The list is endless. The fresh harvest found in the Southern Harvest Farmers Market will keep you glued to Australian food.
9. Take a bridge-to-bridge walk on Lake Burley Griffin
Ready for a walk? Are your walking shoes ready? You can come along with some edibles you can munch on while going on this walk. That sunny day in Canberra says it is time to go on a bridge-to-bridge walk around Lake Burley Griffin. The walk starts at the commonwealth bridge and takes visitors through cafes and popular sites like the National Carillon and Captain Cook Memorial Jet. This trip ends at Kings Avenue bridge. If you are too tired to go on this walk, you can use a boat to follow it up.
10. Throw an axe
Do you have a piled up rage you need to vent out? Are you still trying to let out the pains 2020 created? You can unleash that rage at Breakr without hurting anyone. In Breakr, you will be armed with any weapon of your choice such as hammer, crowbar, baseball bat etc. After a brief introduction by the guide, you are expected to spend 15 minutes in a room filled with breakables wrecking havoc. If none of these weapons suit your inner yearnings, you have the option of choosing to throw sharp shiny things when you visit a side of therapy. Measures are put in place to make sure nobody gets hurt.
11. Enjoy a delicious meal with alpacas and Llamas
What is a weekend getaway without good meals? The aim of getaways is to do something different that would leave you feeling renewed and refreshed at the end. Taking a trip to Canberra will never be complete till you try out new meals in exciting restaurants. Canberra offers you local dishes that you can never get enough of. Make your trip more enjoyable with a two-course farmhouse meal accompanied by a guided tour of llamas and alpacas. You can get these options at Alpaca Magic. Alpaca Magic breeds and trains donkeys ,alpaca and llamas, and they offer a good variety of unique events and workshops for people who love to go extra.
12. Consider hiking in the Namadgi National Park
The Namadgi National Park is a home to some of the incredible and fascinating fauna and flora of Australia. The park caught fire in 2020 and about 80% of the park was damaged. This affected most of the trails and they are still closed but will be opened once the fixing of the damages are concluded. Do not be discouraged, there are still lots of options available to people who want to take a walk round the park. You can choose to explore the granite boulders of Square Rick and this will take about 4.5 hours to complete.
13. Familiarize yourself with the Parliament House
The Parliament House is a place where the parliament of Australia meet to discuss the affairs of the country. You cannot possibly visit Australia without going to see the Parliament House. This place was opened to the public in 1988 and visitors are allowed to take a guided tour round the building each day at 9:30am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3:30pm. You can stay back and watch the question time session that starts from 2pm when the parliament session is on. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors are required to book their visits in advance. You can opt for paid tours like the Architecture of Parliament House too.
14. Wine and dine at Lonsdale street
Are you hungry? You need to run to Lonsdale street, the home of every hip restaurant, bar and café. Lonsdale is becoming increasingly popular in the city. You can take a sip of drink at Bentspoke brewing or make a booking at Eightysix or Grease Monkey. Cheers to a happy moment.
A weekend getaway in Canberra is the best decision you can make. Jump on a taxi from a Taxi rank or by calling ACT Cabs. Maximum fun is guaranteed.
15. Go for boutique shopping in Braddon
Your visit to Canberra is incomplete, if you do not go shopping in Braddon. Braddon has some of the favorite boutiques you find in Canberra. You can find an impressive collection of both international and local clothes you love. One of the stores you should consider visiting is the Pink boutique. The Pink Boutique in Canberra is a popular home of fashion and luxury. You can as well stop by at The Hive and shop for crafts, arts and homewares you could give to family and friends.
Pink ink boutique is located at 130/24 Lonsdale street, Braddon and opens from Monday to Saturday. The hive boutique is located at 58/30 Lonsdale street, Braddon and opens Monday to Sunday.