The change in seasons means the start of big fluffy sweaters and warm coats, but Autumn in the capital can still be a lovely time to get outdoors and witness the leaves change, and to fill your weekends with activities instead of hiding at home.  


National Gallery of Australia: Botticelli to Van Gogh

On a cool autumns’ day there’s no better place to enjoy your day off than exploring the amazing works of art that the National Gallery of Australia curates from all around the world. From March 5 to June 14, 2021 witness works from some of Europe’s most revered artists like Botticelli, Turner, Constable, Monet and Van Gogh through Western Europe’s most defining periods. This is the first time in almost 200 year that the National Gallery, London has toured an exhibition of works internationally so you don’t want to miss this exciting opportunity.


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Farmers Markets

Enjoy local produce the best way possible by strolling through one of Canberra’s beautiful markets. Try Haig Park Village Markets for the tastiest baked goods, deli products and flower selection or Capital Region Farmers Market for fresh eggs, fruits and vegetables and handmade pasta.


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Craft Beer and Cider Festival

March will see the return of Canberra’s Craft Beer and Cider Festival. For 2021, Mercure Canberra will host the event on their grounds for the biggest year ever. Taste from 40 craft breweries presenting up to 250 beers and ciders for tasting, alongside delicious food vendors. Canberra’s very own beer scene will see the likes of BentSpoke Brewing Co and Capital Brewing Co attending the festival.


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Wine and Dine amongst the vines and the beautiful Autumn trees at one of Canberra’s locals. Sit down for a seasonal two to four course meal with paired wines at Contentious Character or Brindabella Hills, or join Four Winds Vineyard for a wine tasting and wood fired pizzas or Mount Majura Vineyard for a cheese and wine pairing.


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Canberra Balloon Spectacular

Held over nine days in March, watch as the city’s skyline transform with a beautiful array of hot air balloons projecting colour and artistic creations for Canberra Balloon Spectacular. From 5:45am witness the sun come up and pilots inflate and launch their balloons into the sky at Patrick White Lawns. Or if you wanted to jump in and see the capital from above book with Balloon Aloft or Dawn Drifters and be a part of it all!


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Films at NFSA

Regularly projecting movies on their big screen, the National Film and Sound Archive provides the perfect area to spend an afternoon watching a great film. From old time classics, children’s favourites, new releases and everything in-between you won’t find a more unique range of films to explore.


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Canberra Good Food Month

Celebrating a culinary collaboration between industry talents from all around Australia at some of Canberra’s most iconic restaurants, Canberra Good Food Month is a dining experience you can’t miss during March.


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Coffee at Kingston Foreshore

Enjoy a delicious coffee lakeside at Kingston Foreshore, and stroll along, enjoying the cool Autumn breeze and sunny skies. Local Press, 7th & Bake Patisserie, Thirty8 Espresso and Bean and Table are some of the hottest cafes on the block.  


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Autumn is the perfect weather for walking! Put on a light jumper and enjoy the sunshine and changing leaves as you walk around the bush capital. The National Library to Lotus Bay, Red Hill walking tracks, The National Arboretum, Lake Burley Griffin and the Yarralumla loop are some of the best picks for witnessing the best, tall grown trees, changing to beautiful colours of yellow, orange and red.


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