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What’s great about Canberra?

By Blewy - 10 August 2007 36

Hi guys,

I am putting together a website dedicated to what’s great about Canberra. All the great places to visit and things to do that people from out of town don’t know about. I’m just sick of people whinging about how boring and crap and cold Canberra is, but find the real problem is that people don’t share their information. Canberrans generally stick to their own set of friends, so outsiders find it hard to get to know people and the good places to go, so they end up at the War Memorial or Parliament House and then say how boring the place is.

So i need some input. If you have any favourite things to do, places to go to eat or just hang out, your favourite bands to watch or venues to watch them, favourite events, favourite days of the week and what’s on, your favourite places to visit in the Canberra surrounds (like the Beach or Snow being so close). But basically why YOU love Canberra.

This will no means be a 104.7 favourite Hairdresser or Gym type site, just real people with real stories about their real experiences in Canberra.

For example, I love live music. Monday night bootleg sessions down the Phoenix rocks, but interstate people that don’t know about it, would miss it. I want them to know about it, so if they head down for a long weekend and happen to be here on the Monday they NOW have somewhere to go.

If you don’t love Canberra or have nothing positive to say about, please read the next article and move on. I don’t want to hear it, i’ve heard it for 30 years.

Any input would be great. Thank you,


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36 Responses to
What’s great about Canberra?
KandyA 5:00 pm 10 Aug 07

if you like open mike @ t Phoenix,
the Insatiable Banalaties podcast features plenty of Canberra’s finest singer / songwriters

PaulM 4:02 pm 10 Aug 07

A 10 minute commute.
Reliable work.

Growling Ferret 3:01 pm 10 Aug 07

4 genuine seasons including a hot dry summer – no humidity!

Ease of transport around town and lack of peak hour

A heap of attractions that non only visitors but locals should take a day or two out to attend

Politicians don’t actually live here.

Ntp 2:47 pm 10 Aug 07

What’s great about Canberra. How about RiotACT?

Maelinar 2:27 pm 10 Aug 07

I reckon Thumpurr.

Thumper 2:26 pm 10 Aug 07

Is it my shout this arvo mate?

lisagrace 2:25 pm 10 Aug 07

– Going out the hall markets on a Sunday morning once a month (although I can never remember which weekend they’re on, I just see the signs)

– Having lunch and a beer outside Kingo’s on a Friday afternoon (just not when its this bloody windy!)and

– Open mic night on Thursday’s at the Pot Belly in Belco.

Maelinar 2:24 pm 10 Aug 07

Ahh the pitfalls of web design 101.

Pandering the the differences of opinion for all canberrans, in one easy to reach place on the internet.

You may as well start splitting your website now into the 666, 104.7, JJJ, Gen X, Gen Y, etc etc crowds, with a separate page for each of them.

You are right, I don’t need to say anything. Consider yourself fortunate I even bothered.

Thumper 2:22 pm 10 Aug 07

It’s okay Blewy, mael’s a big pussy cat really…


Blewy 2:01 pm 10 Aug 07

I AM doing my own research, thank you. It’s just nice to hear different opinions of people with different interests, other than mine. Thank you to those that have posted.

As I said, if you have nothing positive to say, please read on. You don’t NEED to say anything.

Maelinar 1:56 pm 10 Aug 07

Do your own research.

lenny 12:59 pm 10 Aug 07

the people, i think canberra is friendly

caf 12:25 pm 10 Aug 07

Chris – set it up using Wiki-type software so that it’s easy and decentralised for people to add/update information.

DarkLadyWolfMother 12:21 pm 10 Aug 07

I always drag my friends to the zoo. But most of my friends enjoy that kind of thing.

sepi 11:58 am 10 Aug 07

A weekend drive out to Gundaroo for feta and olive pizza and a look in the craft shop.

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