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    Give me some ideas on
    (1) Must see places to visit ...?
    (2) Nice places for Dinner. ..?
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    The War Memorial!

    Don't know about places to eat because I haven't been there in years (grew up there but left when DS was 7 months old).

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyBovine View Post
    With kids?

    Questacon
    War Memorial
    AIS
    Old Parliament House
    New Parliament House
    National Capital Museum
    Kingston Markets on a Sunday
    Botanic Gardens
    Telstra Tower (great lookout)
    No kids

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    There is always the restaurant at the top of Telstra Tower...if it's still as good as it used to be.

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    Eating out: ottoman & Italian and son are both great for a nice meal out.
    I think everyone else has covered the sights. 😊

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    Braddon or the Kingston Foreshore for food.

    Or if you like American style food, head to Smoque either in Civic or Woden, depending on where you are staying.

    As for things to see:
    War Memorial
    Parliament houses - Old Parliament House is my favourite
    Gold Creek. Out here is Cockington Green. I'd also head to Adore Tea for a cuppa.
    Telstra tower is good, but I prefer the view from Mt Ainslie
    The Art Gallery and the Portrait Gallery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunkydunks View Post
    There is always the restaurant at the top of Telstra Tower...if it's still as good as it used to be.
    This has closed down. There are some great restaurants in the city and also for lunch cafe injoy at gold creek is great and there are also some nice pubs in gold creek as well.

    As for places to visit, there's telstra tower, the mint, old and new parliament house, war memorial, I also highly recommend having a look at Mt ainslie look out and also visiting poachers pantry

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    Well, there you go lol. My parents used to go there a bit when we first moved to Canberra (I was 6 months old). Then they used to frequent The Hermitage but I do believe that changed hands. They used to know the owner.

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    Ramas is fantastic.
    Dickson has a bunch of great restaurants all together.
    Gus' cafe is an institution (it's opposite the Canberra center) and does an awesome breakfast.

    As for sightseeing :
    The arboretum
    The national museum
    The Carillon
    Parliament houses
    Botanic gardens
    Zoo and aquarium
    Lanyon homestead
    The mint
    Calthorps house

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallpotatoes View Post
    Braddon or the Kingston Foreshore for food.

    Or if you like American style food, head to Smoque either in Civic or Woden, depending on where you are staying.

    As for things to see:
    War Memorial
    Parliament houses - Old Parliament House is my favourite
    Gold Creek. Out here is Cockington Green. I'd also head to Adore Tea for a cuppa.
    Telstra tower is good, but I prefer the view from Mt Ainslie
    The Art Gallery and the Portrait Gallery
    Adore tea is amazing. I still order my tea from there.

    Tilly's in lynham is great for coffee or a meal. The restaurant I'm Watson is also very nice. We lived nearby so went there a lot.

    My favourite for a Friday or Saturday night was at the Hackett shops. I can't remember the name for the life of me but we'd go there for dinner and sit for hours. There breakfast was the best. It's owned by brothers and they were so friendly.
    Last edited by Mellie29; 06-05-2015 at 07:09.


 

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