The nation’s capital has lots of activities perfect for a long weekend
AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL
Commemorating 100 years since many infamous battles of WWI, now is the time to visit Canberra’s War Memorial and reflect on the sacrifices of our forces. And the Menin Gate lions, on loan to Belgium for the centenary, will be back before the end of the year.
JAMALA WILDLIFE LODGE
Sleep in the company of lions, bears, cheetahs or even sharks at Jamala Wildlife Lodge in the grounds of the National Zoo. The zoo also offers an excellent backlot tour to visit other residents including giraffes, rhinos and elands. Find out more:
There are more than 30 wineries within 35 minutes’ drive of Canberra. One of the closest is Mount Majura Vineyard, just 11km from the city centre, where they offer gumboot tours and structured tastings. Find out more: