While overseas travel is still off the cards, this is the perfect opportunity to make the most of summer in Canberra and show to love by getting involved with some summer friendly events and activities running for the whole family to enjoy.

Armada Outdoor Bar

What better way to celebrate summer weather than getting together with friends and enjoying a relaxing drink outdoors? The Boathouse’s newest edition, the Armada Outdoor Bar is right on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin and features a bar menu from their award-winning restaurant’s kitchen. Open Friday to Sunday it is the perfect spot for arvo drinks!


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Canberra Aqua Park

Canberra Aqua Park has returned for another epic season of water park fun. Cool down this summer on Lake Burley Griffin and test your agility on an epic obstacle course that will have you slipping and sliding!


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Outdoor Cinema

Watch a movie under the stars amongst the beautiful Botanical Gardens with Sunset Cinema. As the sun sets and it begins to cool down grab dinner from the provided food truck and all your fav movie snacks and drinks from the bar, and then wait for last light for the film to begin. Running until February 14 choose from a range of Christmas classics, old favourites and new releases.


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Verity Lane Market

An early night dinner while it’s still light can sometimes be just what you need during summer. Canberra’s new food hall, Verity Lane Market is nestled in the Sydney Building and has all your needs for a casual night out. With three epic food vendors and a stylish 20th century inspired bar, there is something to suit everyone’s needs…and stomachs. 


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Gibraltar Falls

Enjoy the natural waterfalls of Gibraltar Falls, only 47 minutes from the CBD. It’s the perfect location to rally up a group of friends, bring a picnic and some drinks and cool down in the pools.


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Jamala Wildlife Lodge

Summer holidays hopefully mean some time off work, so why not treat yourself to a little staycation at Canberra’s very own zoo. Jamala Wildlife Lodge allows you to get up close and personal with some of the zoo’s most amazing animals as you relax and unwind in an African inspired luxury suit.


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Hot Air Balloon Ride

Overlook Canberra from amazing heights on a hot air balloon ride taking you around the capital with Balloon Aloft. Tour at sunrise or sunset and let the cool summer breeze guide you through Canberra’s landmarks.


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Vertikal Indoor Snow

For those snow bunnies out there who wish it was winter every month of the year, Canberra has something for you. Vertikal Indoor Snow operates all year round and gives Canberran’s that alpine experience right here in the capital. Whether you’re a ski and snowboard expert or a complete newbie, Vertikal has something to suit everyone’s abilities with their team of certified instructors and coaches who are able to assist and guide you through. For the school holidays specifically, they also have holiday camps running for ages 5 to 12, and once you’ve worked up an appetite enjoy a homemade cheesy pizza, dished up straight from their pizzeria. 


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Winery Tour

Get to know your local winemakers with a Vines & Wines tour of Canberra’s regional wineries. On each tour visit a minimum of three wineries and stop for lunch at a lovely local vineyard. With over 35 cellar doors in the region the team have handpicked the ones they believe have the best quality wines and hospitality in the area. 


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Stand Up Paddle Board

Learn to stand up paddle board on Lake Burley Griffin, with SUP CBR on a Sunday. Paddle around and get to know the lake in a group lesson of up to eight or go one on one. This is the perfect summer activity and a wonderful way to utilise the lake.


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