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Canberra Precincts

Discover Canberra’s vibrant precincts

Canberra is known for its convenience, with great attractions, accommodation, award-winning dining and shopping grouped into handy precincts, located both north and south of Canberra’s centrepiece Lake Burley Griffin. Explore each precinct and discover everything from art-inspired neighbourhoods to foodie hubs, national institutions and much more.

Hopscotch, Braddon


A stone’s throw away from the CBD, Braddon is a foodie and shopping haven with a trendy and hipster vibe. From coffees to cocktails, and boutiques to beer gardens, delegates will be spoilt for choice. Head into Lonsdale Street Roasters or Barrio Collective Coffee for a caffeine hit, check out Assembly or Hopscotch for a post-conference drink with colleagues, or impress the most discerning palates with upscale eateries like eightysix or Rizla. Before you head home, treat yourself to some local wares from Bisonhome, POP Canberra or Hive.


Renowned for its award-winning Nishi building, NewActon is an eclectic cultural hub, combining restaurants, bars, luxury hotels, art, science, and quirky boutiques all within a compact and easily accessible precinct.
Venture mere steps away and find yourself in the heart of Canberra City, where recently revitalised pedestrian streets, shopping meccas and the Canberra Theatre Centre await.

National Gallery of Australia


Art, history, and politics intersect within Canberra’s Parliamentary Triangle, where you’ll find the nation’s most iconic museums and galleries. Wander through the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery and Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, enjoy a walk, bike ride or even Segway tour along Lake Burley Griffin, or witness the impressive architecture of Australian Parliament House. With a multitude of hotels nearby, such as Hyatt Hotel Canberra, Hotel Realm and Hotel Kurrajong Canberra, you are never far from the action.

The Dock, Kingston Foreshore


Combining the historic 1920s architecture of the Kingston and Manuka town centres with the modern and urban lakeside vibe of the Kingston Foreshore, these two Inner South precincts are bustling with artisan shopping venues like Canberra Glassworks or Old Bus Depot Markets, countless cafés and a nightlife to rival its Inner North counterparts. Feast on a lakeside burger at Brodburger, a locals’ favourite, or gather your fellow delegates for a tipple at Public in Manuka or The Dock on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.

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