An Autumn / Winter Adventure. The very best things to do in the capital, during the cooler months. Read our day itinerary below:
7.00am – breakfast in Kingston
An early rise is essential if you want to avoid the crowds at Kingston Foreshore’s staple breakky spot, Local Press. Serving up wholefood dishes prettier than Lake Burley Griffin at dawn, this cosy café is big on fresh, flavour and caters to all dietary requirements. Rug up in one of their colourful blankets and take in the morning air.
8.30am – rock climb in Fyshwick
Now you’re all fuelled up, it’s time to climb! Head to the shiny new Dairy Road precinct in nearby Fyshwick to experience BlocHaus Bouldering. Suitable for all ages, this fun indoor gym has over 600 square meters of climbing surface. Think rock climbing, but without ropes or a harness, shorter walls and plenty of bounce below.
12.00pm – Brodburger and a brew
No doubt you’ve worked up an appetite so the iconic red Brodburger food van housed inside the Capital Brewing Co. taproom next door to BlocHaus is your next stop. These flame-grilled beauties are something of a Canberra legend, but be warned, they aren’t for the faint-hearted.
3pm – shop cool in Braddon
It’s time to shop ‘til you drop in eclectic and very cool Braddon! The retail revolution has really heated up here in the last few months, with the new Nibu and Palko buildings joining the scene on Lonsdale Street. For those wanting unique homewares and gifts, there’s KIN Gallery, Bison Home, The Hive, Handsomepretty and Timber Tailor among the stylish mix of fashion boutiques, Assemblage Project, Koji Collection, Sancho’s Dirty Laundry, Rebel Muse, Pink Ink, Designer Op Shop and more.
5.30pm – view the city
A quick drive to Mount Ainslie to catch a picturesque Canberra sunset is next on your itinerary. Walk, cycle or drive to the lookout from where you can enjoy stunning 360-degree views. This is where Walter Burley Griffin’s master plan for Canberra comes to life, with national attractions, lakes and wildlife all in harmony.
7pm – dine with Lazy Su
For dinner, you’re heading back to Braddon where you’ve got a date with Lazy Su, the electrifying new Asian eating house that’s been voted the number one People’s Choice for Canberra’s Favourite Restaurant. Take a booth and prepare to be transported to Tokyo with casual, Asian fusion eats and some Japanese whisky, of course. A word to the wise, the Cheesesteak Spring Rolls are a must!
9pm – hit the bar
Continue the fun at 88mph in the city, Canberra’s only dedicated 80s bar. A leisurely 15-minute stroll from Braddon, you’ll be guided by the promising glow of neon to this basement level bar, where pinball machines, espresso martinis are on tapa and private karaoke rooms and epic LED dance floor await.
10.30pm – home to your Abode Hotel
After an action-packed day, it’s time to relax and unwind in the comfort of your Abode apartment. Thanks for staying with us, and don’t forget to tag us @abodehotels during your capital adventures.
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