Author: Maeve Bannister

Adventure is out there

In just a few short days one of our favourite OutInCanberra writers is setting off overseas for the trip of a lifetime. As a young Canberra woman the urge to travel is stronger than ever, so to tell us more we enlisted Maeve with the task to document her spirit of adventure.     Next week, I will be heading off to study in Stockholm for six months. I’ve had my last shift at work. I’ve fare-welled friends. I’ve not quite started packing because I’m fairly sure it’s a requirement of travel to leave it until the absolute last...

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Celebrating Bastille Day in Canberra

Bastille Day is the time to celebrate liberté, égalité, fraternité (liberty, equality, fraternity) – something best done while eating all the French food and drinking all the French wine, of course! Although Melbourne has claimed itself as ‘the Paris of the south’, there are still loads of ways to celebrate 14 July right here in the capital. Here’s what I’ll be getting up to: “Manger” – To eat Flute Bakery Tucked away in Fyshwick, The Flute Bakery and Patisserie is one of my favourite places to go for delicious pastries, tarts, and quiches. To celebrate Bastille Day, I would recommend trying...

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Best burgers in Canberra

I met someone from Sydney who was adamant that “Mary’s Burger’s” could not be beaten. Having tried a burger from Mary’s on a recent trip, I’ll admit that they are pretty good. But really, this guy had clearly not been in Canberra for very long otherwise he would have known that Canberra is not only known for our fantastic coffee, but also our burgers. Here are a few of my personal favourites. Brodburger 11 Wentworth Ave, Kingston I mean, you can’t talk about burgers without mentioning the classic Brod. I love the BrodChicken (chicken + bacon = culinary match...

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Great Places to Hike in Canberra

There’s a reason why Canberra is called “The Bush Capital”. We’re lucky enough to live in an area with countless nature trails and bush walks suitable for all levels of fitness and experience. With winter just around the corner, now is the perfect time to head out for an afternoon walk and soak up some sun, before we all start hibernating. ______________________ Mount Taylor Distance: 860 m Approx. time to complete: 45 minutes return Mount Taylor is one of my favourite walks to do at any time of year. Despite having walked it countless times, I still find some...

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Five Essentials from the You Are Here Festival

For the fifth year in a row, the You Are Here Festival is about to begin. Running from the Wednesday 18 March to Sunday 22 March, the festival is dedicated to putting a much-needed spotlight on the best of Canberra’s up-and-coming artists. This year, You Are Here is a little shorter than usual – it’s running for five days instead of eleven – in order to dedicate more time and support to the artists involved. But don’t worry! The festival still has a massive program and is jam-packed with dance, theatre, performances, and visual art shows, to name but...

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