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Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centres

Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centres

Twin arts centres, Ainslie and Gorman, host the national capital's largest collective of professional artists and arts companies a stone's throw from the city centre. If it takes a village to raise an artist, this is the village. Gorman Arts Centre is where new ideas, new works, and new artists are made and where they rub shoulders with audiences and each other in a bustling, multi-arts environment. Ainslie Arts Centre dedicates everything to music. Through education, rehearsals, and public performances, this music hub unites music-makers and music-lovers in an exciting program. Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres are located just 400…
Canberra Contemporary Art Space

Canberra Contemporary Art Space

Canberra Contemporary Art Space is a gallery in which contemporary artists can develop daring new work that will energize their practices and bring vitality to the arts in the ACT. With exhibitions by local, national and international artists, CCAS offers opportunities for networking and collaboration, while introducing audiences to exciting new ideas and media. Supported by an experienced team who encourage excellence ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, CCAS aims to provide artists and audiences with their best ever gallery experience. CCAS is one of a national network of Contemporary Arts Organisations Australia (CAOA), that can be seen as…
Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial

Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial

Commencing at approximately 4.55 pm AEST, the Memorial farewells visitors with its moving Last Post Ceremony in the Commemorative Courtyard. The ceremony begins with the Australian national anthem followed by the piper's lament. Visitors are invited to lay wreaths and floral tributes beside the Pool of Reflection. Each night the ceremony shares the story behind one of the names on the Roll of Honour, and the Ode is recited by Australian Defence Force personnel. The ceremony ends with the sounding of the Last Post. From February to November the Last Post Ceremony includes Australia's Federation Guard (on the first and…
Australian War Memorial

Australian War Memorial

Due to the need to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), visitors to the Australian War Memorial need to book free, timed tickets to view our galleries and special exhibitions, and to attend the daily Last Post Ceremony. We encourage you to register a ticket in advance. Tickets may be made available at the Memorial entry, subject to capacity. The Australian War Memorial is pleased to be Trip Advisor’s number one attraction in Canberra. Bringing together a world-class museum, shrine and research centre, it tells the stories of men and women who have served, and continue to serve our nation…
KIN Gallery

KIN Gallery

KIN Gallery represents over 70 Australian designers and makers, specialising in contemporary jewellery and objects. An onsite workshop is open to the gallery space where resident artists can be seen at work, however classes are also offered for those who would like to make their own special piece. Exhibitions and visiting artist programs are run regularly throughout the year along side the gallery collection which is updated regularly. Tucked in the back of the Palko building in Braddon, this is a discovery worth finding.
Remembrance Nature Park

Remembrance Nature Park

This nature park commemorates the signing of the armistice on 11 November 1918 and the Aboriginal people who served in the armed forces. Walk through the park from the Australian War Memorial and join up with the Mount Ainslie Summit Trail. Make the most of the sealed trail through a series of interpretive signs.
City Skate Park

City Skate Park

Let the kids burn off some energy at this skate park in the heart of the city. City Skate Park is only a minute's walk from multi-level shopping, dining and cinemas at the Canberra Centre and the North Quarter. There is plenty of car parking nearby or civic bus interchange is only a five minute walk.
Endota Spa

Endota Spa

Upon your arrival take a moment to unwind in our generous relaxation lounge areas. Replenish your mind, body and soul in one of our five treatment rooms, and one double treatment room ideal for couples. Our expert therapists specialise in organic, advanced and anti-ageing facials, light therapy (LED) facials, hydro-microdermabrasion, relaxation, remedial, pregnancy and hot rock massage, body wraps and scrubs, manicures, pedicures, waxing and a complete range of beauty services. Health care rebates are available for remedial massage.
Dendy Cinema Canberra

Dendy Cinema Canberra

Dendy Cinemas Canberra is located in the heart of civic and is the home of quality cinema screening the best in international film, blockbusters and family friendly films. Dendy hosts Canberra's International Film Festival. Their Dendy Arts program showcases an array of award winning opera, ballet and theatre productions on the big screen. Dendy features over 1700 luxurious seats with seventeen fully licensed auditoriums including two Premium Lounge Cinemas. The Dendy Premium Lounge boasts an exclusive lounge for Premium cinema patrons, in-cinema dining, a seasonal al-a-carte menu including vegetarian and gluten free options, bar service and electric reclining seats.
Canberra Centre

Canberra Centre

Located in the heart of Canberra's CBD, Canberra Centre is the city's leading destination for dynamic retail, entertainment and dining experiences. Home to four department stores David Jones, Myer, Target and Big W, two supermarkets and an impressive collection of specialty stores including a dedicated beauty and wellness precinct. With an outstanding portfolio of fashion and sportswear brands, renowned restaurants and entertainment retailers such as KingPin and Dendy Cinemas, Canberra Centre is the ultimate shopping destination. Whether you're after breakfast, a leisurely lunch, dinner, takeaway convenience or coffee and a treat, Canberra Centre is the ultimate dining destination. With sidewalk…
Rebel Muse

Rebel Muse

Shopaholics with a weakness for designer clothing, shoes, jewellery and accessories simply must visit Rebel Muse, one of Canberra’s premier women’s fashion retailers. Step inside the Braddon boutique and you’ll see the patience and love that goes into curating their collection, which features the very best in Australian Designer Labels. Stock up on current season trends, or invest in wardrobe essentials such as quality basics, denim and leather. More than a retail outlet, Rebel Muse prides itself on a personalised and seamless shopping experience. Get ready to look fabulous!
Truefitt & Hill Canberra

Truefitt & Hill Canberra

Truefitt & Hill is a quintessential British luxury brand that has been grooming men for greatness since 1805 and remain the world's oldest barbershop as stated in the Guinness Book of Records; and are barbers and Royal Warrant holders to H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh. Truefitt & Hill Canberra is the first Truefitt & Hill barbershop and store in Australia. Aside from offering services such as haircuts and shaves by experienced barbers, skincare treatments as well as manicures and pedicures; Truefitt & Hill is a retailer of its own exclusive line of luxury men's grooming products that include hair and…
The Hive

The Hive

Located a short walk from the city centre, The Hive is an exciting gallery which has developed a niche market following for its selection of craft, art and design. The front section of The Hive is a shop of gorgeous giftware for all age groups, stylish homewares and lighting, designer jewellery and fashion accessories. An intimate gallery is located at the rear, where new and emerging artists hold regular exhibitions.
Moxom and Whitney

Moxom and Whitney

With its sweet scented bouquets and one-of-a-kind terrariums, Moxom & Whitney is a not-to-be-missed destination for those who relish the lovely things in life. Located in Canberra’s inner-city suburb of Braddon, this eclectic florist-with-a-difference offers beautiful bunches and custom-made terrariums; fascinating miniature worlds of lush green moss, ferns and indoor plants. Treat yourself, or a friend, to some whimsy of the botanical variety, or enrol in one of their classes to create your very own masterpiece.
Braddon

Braddon

Discover original designers, stylish Australian fashions, unusual handcrafted gifts and homewares and fantastic eateries here. Ori and the Gorman House Arts Centre will satisfy your inner artisan. A vibrant range of cafes, restaurants and much loved food vans sit amongst an eclectic mix of car yards, outdoor retailers and hairdressing salons. Experience Knightsbridge Penthouse for cocktails or Debacle for ales, wines and pizzas. Lonsdale Street is just a few minutes' walk from the city centre.
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