YOU’LL LOVE THE WEATHER
Yes, we know, Canberra does get cold, especially in the mornings and evenings, but it’s also renowned for beautifully clear winter skies, which means that it’s perfect for exploring outside! The Australian National Botanic Gardens (anbg. gov.au/gardens) are free to wander around and are a great place for lunch – don’t forget to visit The
Red Centre Garden and Rainforest Gully. For those wanting to burn a few kilojoules, you can hire bikes, kayaks and even Segways to explore Lake Burley Griffin, or go one step further and hire a mountain bike to test your skills on Canberra’s growing trail system. To see Canberra at a more leisurely pace, visit the Mount Ainslie lookout which offers near 360-degree views – from its height you’ll be able to see the clean lines and detailed planning that has gone into this architect-designed city.