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People love to visit Canberra. That’s why Australia’s Capital City was voted number 3 city in the world to visit in Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel’ 2018. Now is the best time to tick that Canberra summer holiday off your bucket list.
Our Canberra hotel is ideally located to everything you’ll want to experience on your Canberra bucket list holiday. Perfect for holidays and summer breaks, last minute getaways and weekenders, your accommodation setting is a tranquil park close to restaurants, shops and major attractions.
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It is surprising how much there is to see and do in Canberra. From foodie restaurants, arts and crafts markets to exquisite dessert cafes, outdoor activities and family adventure, you’ll be amazed with Canberra’s hidden gems.
An unforgettable experience on a hot air balloon
Wake up bright and early and take off on a hot air balloon and experience Canberra’s natural charms from high above as you watch the sun rise. Click here to find out more.
New Art Exhibitions
Rediscover your love or art of see something new with a diverse range of new art and culture exhibitions in Canberra this summer, including Starstruck: Australian movie portraits, Hyper Real and more. Click here to find out more.
Visiting Australia’s national institutions is a must-do on your Canberra itinerary. Attend the moving Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, daily at 4:55pm. Discover Australian stories at the National Museum of Australia and find out more about Australia’s political history at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.
Hike up a mountain
Not only will you feel energised from a walk up one of Canberra’s mountains, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views from the top, and perhaps see some native wildlife on the way. There are several options close to the city centre including Mount Ainslie, a popular spot for picture perfect views over Canberra, or take a walk along one of the tracks on Black Mountain where, once at the summit, you can take an elevator ride in the 195m Telstra Tower for 360 degree views around Canberra and the surrounding mountain range. A hike up Red Hill provides views of many of Canberra’s national attractions. After all that exercise, treat yourself with a coffee and a light meal along with picturesque views, at Little Brother cafe at the lookout.
See Canberra by bicycle
Cycling is a big part of Canberra culture, with the city well set up for cyclists. Bicycles are available for hire at the hotel, with helmets, making it easy to explore Canberra on its extensive network of cycle paths. Click here for a Lake Burley Griffin cycling map or ask our Concierge team for more information.
Rainforest Gully Walk at the Australian National Botanic Gardens
On hot summer days, a stroll along the boardwalks through the Rainforest Gully is a marvelously cooling experience, with the chance to see a variety of birds. The Australian National Botanic Gardens also offers a number of other walks through a variety of themed garden sections, including the Red Centre Garden and the Rock Garden.
The much talked about Canberra’s milkshake
It’s not a holiday without a little self-indulgence. Canberra’s most talked about milkshake served at a little cafe called Patissez has quickly become a phenomenon. If you get a chance, the line is worth the wait.
Braddon’s vintage shopping and quirky restaurants and bars
If you enjoy boutique shopping, excellent coffee and unique dining, the inner-city suburb of Braddon is the place to visit. Exploring the streets of Braddon is a great way to spend some time during your visit to Canberra, with its eclectic mix of homeware stores, fashion and design shops and quirky restaurants and bars, including Bentspoke Brewing Co, with 18 varieties of beer and cider brewed on the premises.
Go on a shopping spree at Canberra Centre
Get ahead of your Christmas shopping in Canberra’s main shopping precinct – Canberra Centre. Located only minutes walk away from Crowne Plaza Canberra, enjoy the convenience of having Canberra’s major shopping centre right at your doorstep.
Premium Accommodation in the Heart of Canberra CBD
Located in the heart of the CBD, Crowne Plaza Canberra offers both comfort and convenience. The perfect base for your Canberra summer holiday, the hotel is only minutes away from leisure activities and iconic attractions.
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