Have you ever thought about walking the Centenary Trail? The 145km loop was established in 2013 to celebrate Canberra’s Centenary, and passes over our picturesque mountain scapes, rivers, fields and forests. Not only will you see stunning natural scenery, you’ll also explore many of Canberra’s suburbs and the Parliamentary Triangle, discovering hidden gems and visiting [...]
It’s a mixed bag this weekend: join other runners from the Capital region in the 2016 Australian Running Festival; brush up on your Shakespeare at Canberra Theatre Centre with Bell Shakespeare’s interpretation of Romeo and Juliet; and, eat some amazing local street style food at The Forage.
2016 Australian Running Festival
Where: Event Village is at [...]
These days we hear of Canberrans in their 80s and older, who compete in major sports events. And many who are still working into their 70s, 80s and 90s, their occupations varying from shop assistant to running a research centre.
It’s almost as if they think they might live forever!
And why not! Laugh if you will, [...]
Exercise is vital for people of all ages, but particularly as we get older. Studies show that people who are lifelong exercisers remain independent longer, are less depressed, and reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and injuries from falls.
We are lucky to have a wide range of sporting options available in [...]
A large percentage of the wonderful walks in and around Canberra are located in National Parks therefore are not dog-friendly. Fortunately there other options, you just need to look a little closer to find the great number of spots that do allow you to bring your furry friends along. Today I am going to share one [...]
A couple of weekends ago, I had the wonderful experience of competing in the CBR100 Challenge. In its second year, the race follows the beautiful Centenary Trail around Canberra giving you the option of taking the 25km, 50km or 100km route. Without really knowing what I was getting myself in for I signed myself (and a [...]
There are many beautiful and rewarding hikes to enjoy in Namadgi National Park, it’s one of my favourite places to explore. My most recent adventure took me once again into the heart of Namadgi, this time along the Yerrabi Track.
Heading out from Canberra’s south along Tharwa Road has become familiar territory for me however it never ceases to amaze [...]
As I’ve recently moved to the lovely Molonglo Valley I thought I’d profile a local walk this week. With so much development already completed and much more planned for Denman Prospect and beyond, Molonglo Valley is fast becoming one of the most sought-after locations in Canberra. I hope readers will find this walk just as [...]
Ever since I started exploring Canberra and her surrounds, on multiple occasions I have been absolutely blown away by the sheer beauty that is in our backyard. The adventure I am sharing with you today takes that discovery quite literally.
I am willing to bet that each Canberran, new and old, has driven past this hidden gem [...]
[ 28 February 2016; ] Thousands of people are in for a shimmery surprise when the Happiest 5k on the Planet, The Color Run brings its unforgettable colour drenched fun to Canberra on Sunday, 28 February on the last stop of its Shine World Tour.
With a festival atmosphere like no other, The Color Run is now the biggest running series [...]
As this is my first post for the RiotACT I thought I’d start with a little introduction. First things first: Hello! My name is Fiona and I am a proud Canberran. I’ve recently joined the RiotACT team and will be bringing you weekly columns on outdoor life in the Capital and surrounds.
I was born and [...]
I have a terrible experience with my previous orthodontist ten years ago.
Finally, courage comes to me and I am ready for treatments of my jaw misalignment again. Can anyone share your experience or recommend a orthodontist + jaw surgeon to me? Also, which private health insurer would you recommend for such treatment?
Many thanks and nice day!
For those who don’t have the time or patience to prepare fresh meals every day, and those who prefer to avoid frozen meals, Youfoodz may be just what you need. Youfoodz chefs prepare healthy, fresh, convenient meals cooked in Queensland and delivered to Canberra every week. Whilst this seems like a long way for fresh [...]
When a friend described her massage with Deanne Kalda of maa organics as ‘a bit special’, I thought she was exaggerating. Only, she’s not prone to doing so. I thought it would be a good idea to try out this special massage for myself, followed by a 30 minute facial for extra indulgence.
I turned up [...]
The National Arboretum has a new attraction for visitors with a series of recreational trails opening earlier this month.
The new trails extend throughout the arboretum grounds spanning out from the Village Centre and are perfect for a weekend or after work walk.
The arboretum features more than 44,000 trees from across Australia and the world, with some of [...]
When the call went out last week for the best yoga classes, some readers suggested the best way to do yoga was self-practice. I can appreciate that yoga classes are expensive and it’s not always easy to attend classes at the time they are scheduled, but unfortunately I don’t have the discipline to be at [...]
Until now, the RiotACT’s Best of Canberra has been limited to food-related experiences, but with a new editorial team on deck, we thought it was time to give the series a bit of a shake up. There is more to life than food, after all.
First up, then, to coincide with this balmy weather and today’s [...]
In an attempt to get through most of the hikes within the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, I recently set out to do the Nil Desperandum hike with my friend Jarryd.
I started the hike from the Dalsetta carpark, which is located on the right not far inside the national park.
From the carpark, it’s a five kilometre track [...]
The Commonwealth Government has just released its final report on Evaluation of the More Support for Students with Disabilities Initiative 2012-2014. Sadly, the report shows that compared to most other states and territories, the ACT did very little to improve education outcomes for autistic students.
The number of Australian children formally diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder [...]
[ 16 September 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]
Struggling to get the most out of your business? Want to activate your inner potential but feel stressed and overwhelmed?
What if you could learn simple techniques that could immediately help transform your work life and help you achieve greater balance and health?
Introducing Canberra’s first ‘Innovation and Wellness’ night! This event aims to provide business professionals [...]
Vending machines are everywhere these days. Most often, they sell soft drink and a couple of bottled water options. Otherwise, they’re filled with high fat, high sugar snacks (though I’ve seen thong vending machines around the place too).
Last year the ACT Government moved to ban vending machines in ACT public schools as part of its crackdown on [...]
In Canberra, just over 50 per cent of us are overweight and 20 per cent of us are obese. The prevalence of obesity is now so high that the ACT Government has set up an obesity management service for very obese people.
We all know the potential consequences of being obese, including diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, and heart [...]
I’m pregnant and would appreciate advice on whether to go private or public for antenatal care and delivery in Canberra.
I have an existing medical condition so I would definitely request a caesarean. Would this be guaranteed in a public hospital? Could I choose this from the first trimester and would an obstetrician be available on [...]
The Canberra Environment Centre has launched a new set of workshops as part of the Sustainability Workshop Series.
Workshops are refreshingly relevant to the evolving Canberra ‘scene’; markets, fresh food and a good drop.
Topics include growing a food forest (4th August), making olive oil (a talk, 18 August), and making ginger beer with Garry Sully from [...]
I’m rather new to Canberra and have a chronic condition that requires massage and acupuncture when it flares up.
I’ve been looking for someone who does both, but there seem to be a lot of options. I’d like something central to the city if possible, but I could always bus to a great place if it’s [...]