Spending time in Canberra this April? Here’s our pick of the best experiences the capital city has to offer this month.
Brunch at The Coffee Lab
Drop in at the newly opened The Coffee Lab in Canberra city for brunch. Expect an industrial fit-out – pendant lights, hessian sacks and light wooden accents make for a relaxed, urban vibe – and attentive service. Order the sticky date French toast.
Watch a Game
Head down to Manuka Oval for a spot of AFL where the Giants will play the Geelong Cats on April 3 and the Giants will play Port Adelaide Magpies on April 17. Prefer NRL? You’re in luck. GIO Stadium will host the Aquis Brumbies and the Chiefs on April 2 and the Canberra Raiders and the Cronulla Sharks on April 17.
Immerse Yourself in the Art Scene
The National Gallery of Australia will host Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time, opening on April 22. The installation draws inspiration from global politics, world finances and the environment. Entry is free.
Head to Braddon’s Ori Building
Want some retail therapy? Head to Braddon’s Ori Building. Stop by Rebel Muse for the best in fashion offerings from a range of Australian designers or Handsomepretty for a curated selection of home wares.
Splurge on a dinner out
For dinner, head to Kingston Foreshore. Check out newcomers Molto for authentic Italian or The Cinnabar for contemporary Asian. Fancy a drink afterwards? Pop down a few doors to Betti Bravo’s.
Watch a Play
For a taste of the arts, grab tickets to Romeo and Juliet playing at The Playhouse at Canberra Theatre Centre from April 1-9. Film buffs should make a beeline for the Palace Cinema, which will host the 2016 Spanish Film Festival from the April 19.
Pictured at top: The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra