Everything is central in Canberra – Australia’s carefully planned capital city that has been purposely designed to sit between Sydney and Melbourne. Affectionately known as the “Bush Capital”, it is surrounded by forest and farmland, with gardens nieghbouring the main shopping precincts, Civic, Belconnen and Dickson.
You’ll be spoilt for choice in Canberra's city centre with everything from chic boutiques to major shopping centers and a line-up of bustling eateries – all just a hop, skip and a jump from popular landmark attractions. If you’re planning to explore the major monuments and museums, Mantra Northbourne offers modern hotel rooms and apartments just one block away from the CBD in walking distance of shopping and dining, and the city’s main attractions which are situated within the inner region of town. Discover the nation’s history at Parliament House, the National Art Gallery of Australia and the commemorative War Memorial. From historic charm to natural wonder, from September to October the inner city parkland is painted in colour with Floriade – Canberra’s annual spring flower festival, and in March the city’s skies come alive during the Canberra Balloon Spectacular which takes place at the lawns of Old Parliament House.
Travelling to Canberra with the kids or on the lookout for recreational activities while on holiday? Stay at BreakFree Capital Tower on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin and make the most of self-contained accommodation with a choice of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Boasting lake and city views providing the best of both worlds, this Canberra hotel offers affordability and is centrally located so you can hit the ground running and make the most of your getaway. Grab a kayak or hire a bike and cycle around the lake before stopping to enjoy a coffee at one of the many cafes that line its shores. Head down to Questacon and entertain the kids with fascinating experiments, demonstrations and displays, and be sure to visit the National Museum of Australia with interactive and educational activities.
Corporate and leisure guests looking for exclusive Canberra accommodation will find Peppers Gallery Hotel positioned in the trendy hub of New Acton – an eclectic fusion of art and entertainment, beauty and fitness, and boutique eateries. Designed with a selection of beautifully appointed hotel rooms and apartments, this CBD hotel is home to New Acton’s award-winning Bicicletta Italian restaurant – a must for any food connoisseur looking to sample Canberra’s finest gastronomy without having to venture away from their hotel.