New Acton is slightly more upmarket than Braddon with a Palace Electric Cinema, cool bars, restaurants and cafes.
An eclectic cultural precinct where urban architecture and artisan luxe come out to play. Think Balinese-inspired courtyards surrounded by art deco hotels, wine and cocktail bars, and fair-trade coffee. While exploring NewActon, head to the sophisticated Ovolo Nishi to dine at Australian Hotel…
Great arts precinct with fancy bars and restaurants. I direct a number of arts events here so check in with me if i'm putting anything on during your stay!
Local arts precinct has regular entertainment, galleries, restaurants and bars as well as the Palace Electric Cinema.
“First launching in 2008, the Handmade Canberra markets boast attendance numbers of over 30,000 and host over 250 local and interstate stallholders. All stallholders hand craft their products in Australia, making the markets a great place to purchase unique, artisan goods whilst supporting local and interstate Australian small businesses. Recognised nationally, the Handmade Markets are full of homewares, cosmetics, jewellery, clothing and food Handmade Markets - Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC). Upcoming Dates: 6, 7 & 8 December 2019 21 & 22 March 2020 26, 27 & 28 June 2020 26 & 27 September 2020 11, 12 & 13 December 2020 Friday 5pm – 9pm Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm ”
“Visit one of Australia’s best known festivals, Floriade and see why it attracts record-breaking crowds year after year. Stop and admire the tulips, take in a horticultural workshop and get your photo taken in front of the stunning garden beds. After dark you can explore the illuminated wonderland that is Floriade NightFest, ride the Ferris wheel, see a comedy show and admire the flower beds all lit up.”
“It may surprise you to learn that Canberra makes the country’s best coffee. But it’s objectively true. Ona Coffee’s founder, Sasa Sestic, won the World Barista Championship in 2015, and his employee Hugh Kelly has won the Australian Barista Championship two years running. Ona has several cafés around Canberra, including the bright and airy Cupping Room. ”
“This is the closest shop of Nishi building, everything essential can be found here.”
“Visit more than 30 boutique cellar doors in Canberra’s premium wine growing region and be sure to taste a local Shiraz Viognier or Riesling. Only 25 minutes' drive from Canberra’s centre and up a rural road is the popular smokehouse and cafe Poachers Pantry. Enjoy a tasting plate or their signature dish of smoked lamb cutlets, accompanied by their Wily Trout wines.”