Where to stay in Canberra
With some of the ACT's top attractions just a stone's throw a way, it's no small wonder why this inner-city suburb is a hit with tourists. Take your pick from the local cafés before a day of sightseeing in the CBD or hop on the city's extensive public transport network and visit Canberra's hip nearby boroughs before heading back home.
Located just north of the CBD, Braddon is a dream destination for foodies. Not only home to some of the best restaurants in Canberra, this former industrial suburb is where you'll find some of the city's coolest cocktail bars and microbreweries. And with reliable access to public transport, it's easy to get stuck in to Canberra's up-and-coming food and wine scene.
Sitting just below Braddon, NewActon is Canberra's latest hotspot for the hipster crowd. Host to a regular rotation of festivals and events, this funky little precinct is a hub of culture all year round. And, with plenty of boutique accommodation available, you can stay just steps from the action.
With a prime location on the banks of Lake Burley Griffin, Kingston is where to stay in Canberra if you're after waterfront views – but there's more to this chic suburb than scenery. Whether you check out the exhibitions at Canberra Glassworks or shop for local products at the Old Bus Depot Markets, you'll find plenty of handcrafted goodies to take home.