Canberra

Cafe's and restaurants

  • Phillip: south of the city is a wonderful chinese restaurant called the Noble Palace. Excellent food, and great yum cha on weekends from 11am – http://www.noblepalace.com.au/
  • If fine dinning is more your style try Aubergine! – http://www.aubergine.com.au/
  • Rubicon at Griffith shops is great – http://www.rubiconrestaurant.com.au/home
  • La Rustica in Kingston has beautiful Italian. – http://www.larustica.com.au
  • Artisan at Narrabundah shops – http://www.theartisanrestaurant.com.au
  • A bite to eat at Chifley and child friendly with a great park next door – http://www.abitetoeat.net.au
  • Anise- for somthing special – http://www.truelocal.com.au/business/anise/canberra
  • Chairman Yip- for up market duck- best in canberra I’ve had. – http://chairmangroup.com.au
  • Wig and Pen English Pub and Brewery – This place was names Australia’s best small brewery 2012! well worth a look! – http://www.visitcanberra.com.au/Things-to-do-and-see/Food-and-wine/Breweries/Business-Details-Page.aspx?ID=9002555&Title=Wig+and+Pen+English+Pub+and+Brewery

Things to do

  • Gorman House Markets – http://www.gormanhouse.com.au/site/
  • Wineries! To find some wineries, check out this web site – http://www.visitcanberra.com.au/Things-to-do-and-see/Food-and-wine/Wineries.aspx
  • Southside Farmers Market – http://www.southsidefarmersmarket.com.au

To do with kids

  • Questacon – making science fun!!! – http://www.questacon.edu.au/#canberra
  • The Zoo membership is well worth the money, particularly if you are there for over 6 months. We visited them weekly. – http://nationalzoo.com.au
  • The National Museum also had a great kids play area and is free. – http://www.nma.gov.au
  • Kids Rampage – if they need to let off a bit of steam – http://www.visitcanberra.com.au/Things-to-do-and-see/Family-fun/Business-Details-Page.aspx?ID=9004254&Title=Kid’s+Rampage
  • Monkey Mania – for kids ages 1-12 – indoor play centre – http://www.visitcanberra.com.au/Things-to-do-and-see/Family-fun/Business-Details-Page.aspx?ID=9004826&Title=Monkey+Mania+
  • Phillip Ice Skating Center – http://www.visitcanberra.com.au/Things-to-do-and-see/Family-fun/Business-Details-Page.aspx?ID=9002976&Title=Phillip+Ice+Skating+Centre