The school holidays are well on the way and Canberra has plenty of free places to visit for the whole family. Here are our top 5.
1. THE DRONE SHOW
Marking a first in Canberra, this week from January 25-27th head to Commonwealth Place where 600 drones will illuminate the night sky, telling a series of mesmerising stories that reflect the soul of Australia.
Starting from 8:30 PM you can watch a trilogy of drone stories unfold celebrating community and creativity with breathtaking displays of Australian native flora, fauna and history laid out on the canvas of the night sky.
2. NIGHT MARKETS
Also on January 25-27th, starting from 5:00PM each night you can enjoy a beautiful variety of multicultural cuisines, browse locally made arts and crafts, and watch live performances from musicians and entertainers.
3. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA
The National Museum has always been a favourite among Canberrans with an easy to get to location and plenty of picnic spots around the lake just outside the museum for the kids to enjoy. Their collection is linked to key moments, people and places in Australian history and culture. Entry is free though costs apply for some events and special exhibitions.
4. NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDENS
Located just minutes from the city the gardens offering a breathtaking array of native plants in a stunning bushland setting, this is also the only place in the world you’ll see this diversity of Australian native plants in one location.
5. NATIONAL ARBORETUM
With over over 20 kilometres of multi-purpose tracks that wind through the mosaic of living forests and stunning views of Canberra the the National Arboretum is sure to please. The gardens boast over 44,000 rare and endangered trees across the 250-hectare site, enjoy a picnic at one of the many beautiful lookout points and enjoy an afternoon of sunshine with the family.
- Skye x