COLOUR­FUL can­berra

The na­tion’s cap­i­tal has lots of ac­tiv­i­ties per­fect for a long week­end

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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:

ja­malaw­ildlifelodge.com.au

WINE TAST­ING

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:

vis­it­can­berra.com.au

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