described by many as the most boring city in australia. the capital – but ended with the title only because no one could agree if sydney or melbourne should be the one. a city of roundabouts and traffic, but also nice and calm lake views, museums and food.
so this is what we would suggest:
have a wonderful breakfast at the playingfields! the avocado bread and the poached egg with haloumi were bliss.
go to leave your luggage or any excess bags you have at the canberra city yha. accidentally find a very cheap tandem bike, get very excited about it and rent it.
start riding the bike towards the lake and realise it’s actually not as good as you thought and it makes so much noise that everyone can hear you from 200m distance. which is also a good thing, cause you don’t have to use the bell.
discover it’s actually awesome to ride on a tandem bike, cause your tandem partner who sits in the front does all the work! :) so just sit back, relax your legs and enjoy the scenery! :)
then drive through the commonwealth park and continue beside the lake towards aspen island and kings avenue bridge!
after crossing the bridge drive through one of the new waterside neighbourhoods – kingston foreshore with lots of cafes and restaurants and pretty cool landscape architecture.
then continue towards the parliament house. then, of course, the bike’s chain will fall out and you will take forever to repair it. and you will break all of your nails doing it cause your fingers are luckily small enough to adjust the chain haha
and then, of course, do not have any wipes to wash the oil off your fingers :D
make sure you catch the parliament tour at 13h, because the later ones got sooooo crowded…
after the parliament, drive through the beautiful parks surrounding the old parliament house and make your way to the national library of australia! continue on the lakeshore. on the way you will find lots of museums, but the one i really loved was the national gallery! the building is quite cool, and the gardens surrounding it are beautiful!
make your way towards the starting point and maybe head to an another newly built neighbourhood – new acton, for a nice cup of tea (mocan & green grout), community-grown gardens and cool architecture.
then end your day with the city walk and have dinner at the banana leaf – sri lankan restaurant that left us breathless.
canberra treated us well! :)