Canberra: City Breaks

Australia's Bustling Capital

City break holidays in Canberra offer a wide range of hotels and activities, which come in a host of differing standards and styles to suit everyone. The city centre has a wealth of fine hotels around the city centre, Kingston and Mort St; with the majority of higher end hotels found by the Binara St and the quieter regions of Parliamentary triangle. Slightly more affordable options are located downtown, also the most family-friendly area. Entertainment of all varieties is available throughout the year in Canberra; from the Australia Day festival’s street vibrant celebrations to the huge Canberra birthday event with food, wine and great entertainment in the park. The annual Skyfire event also a highlight, the night sky above Lake Burley Griffin lit up as one of the biggest choreographed fireworks shows in Australia. Canberra marks the arrival of spring with the annual Floriade in the lakeside Commonwealth Park. This month-long flower festival attracts tens of thousands of visitors. Transport links are excellent and there are a plethora of different guides for those wishing to see a structured and informed tour of the city. Brisbane boasts great shopping districts throughout the city centre and its myriad of weekly markets. In terms of food, Brisbane is brimming with great restaurants and superb cafes, making eating out one of the highlights of city breaks in Canberra. The city centre, Garema Place and London Circuit has an eatery for every kind of holidaymaker and is also home to many reputable pubs and bars. Otherwise, East Row and Manuka is where those with a taste for the finer things should aim to find themselves, two of the best locations for those looking to enjoy a city break without budgetary constraints.