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We understand you are always on the go when travelling for work, meetings are scheduled back-to-back, conferences fill up your day from key note speaker, to workshops, to break-out icebreaker team building activities.
But let us help you get the most out of your time away from home. We believe that productive downtime means more productive work time and that travel can be an invigorating experience for both your work and your play.
We’re all business, mostly.
At Crowne Plaza Canberra let us help you make the most of business travel with insider tips to make every meeting rewarding.
As Australia’s capital, Canberra is bustling with government, conventions and corporate meetings. But it is also a fantastic place to explore and find energy outside of the conference schedule to make the time spent in meetings more productive.
Get outside and breathe in fresh air to get your imagination flowing. If you only have a small window of time, stroll outside the hotel and talk a wander through Glebe Park next door. The meandering path takes you under trees and past the gazebo with lots of benches to sit in the sun and reflect on your last meeting or conference workshop. If you have a little more time, talk the 10 minute walk to Lake Burley Griffin, where you can walk, jog or cycle alongside the lake, or simply sit and take in the view.
At sunrise or sunset, take in the tranquillity and views from one of the city’s lookouts, in particular, Mount Ainslie Lookout.
Looking for somewhere to get inspired and draw creativity? Canberra is bustling with galleries and museums for you to find your next inspiration. The National Gallery of Australia has huge breadth and variety across the exhibitions. Sit in front of Claude Monet’s Waterlilies or wander through The Aboriginal Memorial which is one of the most significant indigenous works in the history of the NGA. Located next door is the National Portrait Gallery where you can get a glimpse of not only great art but important figures who have shaped society. On the other side of the lake, is the National Museum of Australia which, as the name suggests, focuses on what makes up Australia from indigenous history and culture and European settlement to our amazing environments.
Grab friends and colleagues and try some of the delicious and interesting foodie culture in Canberra. Some places to put on the top of your ‘to eat’ list should include the popular restaurant Akiba for fresh and unique Asian flavours, Aubergine which is often referred to as Canberra’s best restaurant and Eightysix with its cool, relaxed vibe paired with a modern and innovative menu.
Never Too Busy To Travel – A blog by Productivity Guru, David Grady
You have a packed schedule, we get it! But carving out some time to get outside and see Canberra could actually make you more productive. Wouldn’t it be sad if all you saw of the city was the airport, the inside of an uber and a conference room?
Image credits: Parliament House image ©VisitCanberra. View of The National Museum of Australia at dusk, photo: George Serras, National Museum of Australia.