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Canberra Bucket List

Canberra Market Festival
Canberra Parliament House
Hot Air Balloons Canberra
Pialligo Estate

Travelling for business often presents an opportunity to experience new places and do new things. To help you along the way, the National Convention Centre Canberra has pulled together a special bucket list.

You won’t want to miss these top five experiences while in the capital.

Canberra offers inspiring cultural icons, family oriented attractions, fine-dining experiences and a city set in open and natural spaces. As the nation's capital city, Canberra offers unique experiences. It's home of the Australian story.


Parliament House

Parliament House is one of the most iconic buildings in Australia.

It's one of the only parliamentary buildings available for private use in the world. At Parliament House, you’ll experience catering services in a class of their own. This vibrant landmark is an inspiring venue for your conference welcome reception or gala dinner.

Pialligo Estate

This one-of-a-kind estate is on the fertile banks of the Molonglo River.

Award-winning Pialligo Estate offers a unique dining experience and is the perfect venue for a group of delegates. Your culinary adventure celebrates paddock-to-plate and is prepared by chefs who have worked in some of the world’s finest restaurants. Enjoy a private farm tour before tantalising your tastebuds.

Wine Region

The Canberra Wine region is home to 140 cool climate vineyards and more than 33 wineries. 

These wineries are all within a 35-minute drive from the capital. They produce top drops not found elsewhere. Many also offer venues for events. Take time to explore the tranquil countryside surrounding the ACT. Feast on beautiful smoked goods at Poacher’s Pantry and sip on wines from nearby Wily Trout Vineyard and Clonakilla Vineyard.

Tasty Food Precincts

Canberra’s dining scene has exploded.

Enjoy dining at nationally recognised and ‘hatted’ restaurants written up in Australia’s pre-eminent food magazines. Top picks include Eighty-Six (Braddon), Monster (New Acton), Courgette (City Centre) and Morks (Kingston Foreshore, on the lake). No matter what your taste, you’ll find something from the capital’s 300-plus restaurants, cafes and bars. We ave something for all tastes and for any food lover.

Chilling Canberra Style

Canberra offers you relaxation at its best. Chill out at one of our many restaurants or bars.

After a long day of conferencing, unwind with colleagues or friends while enjoying a drink at one of the capital’s unique bars, centrally located in the city. Enjoy a whisky at Molly, a cocktail at White Rabbit, a highball at Highball Express, or a tasty brew from microbrewery Bentspoke Brewing Company.

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