Australia's Bustling Capital
The Australian capital is a good place for picking up creative gifts from galleries and markets. Canberra offers everything, from luxury boutiques, malls and department stores to street markets and designer stores. Locals after a bargain or something a bit different head to the Old Bus Depot Market, open every Sunday. Enjoy rummaging through a mix of handcrafted jewellery, art, clothing, furniture and regional food and wine produce. Meanwhile the Regional Growers Market every Saturday morning offers an array of fruit, vegetables, plants, flowers, seafood, meat and cheeses. Every Saturday you can also find vintage treasures, second-hand books, jewellery and international foods at the Gorman House Markets. If your retail habits are slightly more refined the small 1920s shopping centres of Manuka and Kingston are just a five-minute walk from each other. Splurge on Australian and international designer labels, antiques, gourmet food, high quality homewares and exquisite jewellery amongst the café-lined streets.