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Tourists visiting Canberra?

By jayjay 17 July 2011 24

Hey Rioters,

Im bringing someone to Canberra from England for 2 weeks and want to ask for some help in keeping him entertained for that time.

Apart from the usual big places, War Memorial, Museum, Tidbinbilla…. What other ideas do you have?

Anything within 2hrs drive would be best.

Thanks for your input:-)

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Shinta 11:14 pm 18 Jul 11

Good luck! We’ve sold our second bedroom spare bed last year after 3 years of having only two visitors! I think the main reason people come and visit Canberra is because they want to see a friend/ family here not to see the ‘wonderful’ scenery or weather that Canberra can offer. 🙂

Hence, I’m a big fan of Canberra and always think Canberra is a great place to live. So some ideas:
– Take the guests around the town including the night scenery from the top of mt. Ainslie
– +1 for Poacher’s pantry (don’t forget to book first unless if you come at around 2 pm)
– Winery tours (Clonokilla and the like)
– Visit markets (every Saturday farmers’ market in Epic or the Hall Markets on first Sunday each month)
– Visit Federation square (have morning tea at the best cupcakes place, Cherry Seed and then roaming around the gift shop next to it or go to Adore tea for high tea (thousands of teas available)
– Go for a cooking class at the Belconnen market at the Piazza (Wed-Sunday)
– See something different at the Street Theatre
– Lunch at Grazing restaurant
– +1 for Wee Jasper

So many things to do in Canberra… just too little time 🙂

Ledanta 8:52 pm 18 Jul 11

If you want a short time waster – visit the National Bonsai & Penjing Collection of Australia. It is in the old caretakers cottage in Commonwealth Park – adjacent to Stage 88. It is open every day from 10 – 3pm – entry is free. There are over 30 beautiful bonsai from all over Australia.

Watson 7:37 pm 18 Jul 11

no.6 said :

good luck … even my own mother from UK said she wont be visiting me here again !!!!!!!

i agree with the museum comments — complete waste of $$$$ —

lol. My European mother was more diplomatic and said she “would not want to live here”. The whole scenery and bush experience was totally wasted on her. 🙂

no.6 6:38 pm 18 Jul 11

good luck … even my own mother from UK said she wont be visiting me here again !!!!!!!

i agree with the museum comments — complete waste of $$$$ —

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