Best Places to Stay in Canberra
Best Place to Stay in Canberra
Canberra, The capital of Australia, was built from scratch at the beginning of the 20th century with the intent to replace Melbourne, the then capital of Australia. Designed as the Garden city, a trip to Canberra is mostly about gardens and landscapes. From various splendid government buildings to amazing museums and shopping centers, the city has a lot to entertain people from far and wide! But what makes everything else look dull is the food; Canberra is practically every glutton’s dream! So to make the most of your Australia trip, choose the best places to stay in Canberra:
Bordering the west of Canberra's city is the district of Acton. You will find that youth vibe here, as Acton is mostly taken up by the departments and buildings of the National Australian University. Also lying in the banks of Lake Burley Griffin, you can rest in the lap of nature to explore in and around the district. In this neighborhood lies the Black Mountain Nature Park, a great wilderness experience to combine with a visit to the nearby Australian National Botanic Gardens. Walking down the trails through the bushy land is where you spot many species of native birds and other wildlife too. And the Black Mountain Tower, formerly known as Telsa Tower, provides breathtaking panoramic views of the city! You can climb up the tower and sip a coffee at the revolving restaurant while looking at these vistas. Also in this district, do not miss the 50 hectare National Botanic Gardens, spread across the slopes of Black Mountain. Here, you can admire all important species of Australian flora. The Rain Forest gully is particularly impressive. Also, other highlights include the Red Center garden, with its red spinifex grassland as well as the Children's Discovery Walk. The gardens are also known as a haven for birds and butterflies. Overall, the Acton district is a perfect pick for outdoor enthusiasts and young people alike.
2. City Centre
Canberra City Center aka CBD, is the heart of the Canberra city .The heart of town hosts some of the best boutiques, fashion stores, trendy cafés, eateries and is filled with some of the polished stores of the city. The district is where you would like to stay in Canberra if you want to be close to the city's top attractions. Graciously boasting Myer and David Jones, as well as more than 260 high and medium end brands, once you step outside the center, you will find boutiques, street fashion, independent bookstores in arcades in City Walk and Garema Place. All in all, the CBD here is a heaven for shopaholics! Also while in the city, take in a show at the Canberra Theatre Centre of the Street Theatre, or wander through the Canberra Museum and Gallery, a very vibrant spot in the heart of the city. Finally, after a busy day, treat yourself to a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants the city offers.
3. Woden Valley
The wooden valley is a sprawling area that stretches south from the Parliament house. The district was the first satellite city to be built and now is the part of the Canberra Proper. Home to hundreds of parks and green spaces, this neighborhood in Canberra makes up for a perfect place to stay in this Australian tourist spot whether you want to hike, stroll and relax. With a multitude of things to see and do in this district, the new Parliament House also serves as a modern marvel of architecture. From the expanded grass walkway which forms the roof, visitors can enjoy the panoramic views of Canberra, from the central focus of the city's street layout. Another masterpiece in this district is the Royal Mint Museum where you can spend an hour or two. Learn all about the heritage of Australia's currency here, where all Australian coins are minted. You can even witness the minting of coins from a gallery. Also, you get a chance to learn more about the history of Australian coins through a video presentation and displays and also you can mint your very own $1 coins. After all these, take a stroll around the Wooden Cemetery and the surrounding Edison Park. Lastly, the district is known for its amazing restaurants and Cafes, another treat for the evening wanderers!