Date Ideas in Canberra

It’s the capital city of Australia and although small in size, it certainly makes up for it with it’s bold and modern vibe. Full of stylish restaurants, boutique shops and interesting galleries! There’s something for everyone in the city and you can really have fun with unique dates!

Lonsdale Street Roasters

Coffee_CanberraThe cities favourite coffee hotspot! Visit for your morning coffee or perhaps attend at lunchtime and indulge in a mouthwatering panini that has become favourites for the city locals! The atmosphere is always electric and a coffee date is a great way to get to know your partner in a casual, cool setting!

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Parliament House

Parliament HouseChoose to take a guided tour of the grounds or walk freely around the grounds of the Parliament house. The impressive art collection and stunning architect makes for a memorable date and you’ll learn as you go! Both locals and tourists love this spot, learn more about one of the most important buildings in the country!

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National Gallery of Australia

National Gallery_CanberraAustralia’s gallery is home to over 160, 000 pieces of work spanning from Asian art, European, American and more. With ever-changing exhibitions, events and showcases, this is everything you want in a gallery and more. It’s a great place to take a date as you can share your thoughts on the pieces meaning you won’t ever feel an awkward silence! If you or your date are an art lover, this is a must!

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Australian National Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens_CanberraA brilliant date idea would be a trip to the Australian National Botanical Gardens, you can find beautiful gardens that are abundant with wildlife, look out for the birds- this has become a birdwatching sanctuary! The guided tours, walks and trails will keep you entertained for hours!

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Lake Burley Griffin

Lake Burley GriffinFor a more relaxed date, head to the much loved Lake Burley Griffin. You can truly chill out and get to know each other here. There’s restaurants and cafe if you would prefer to dine with a view or you can hire a boat or bike to make exploring more exciting or set up base at a picnic area! Make the date even more memorable if you want to kickstart your romance with a flying start, there’s kayaking, skiing and windsurfing! The artificial lake is the heart of the city and atmosphere is perfect!

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National Zoo and Aquarium

Zoo_CanberraTwo of the best date attractions in one! The Zoo and Aquarium make for excellent date spots because who doesn’t love a furry friend? You can bond over your mutual love and you’ll always have plenty to see! If you want to enhance your experience you can always book in an Animal Encounter to get better aquatinted! Get up close and personal with exotic and native animals and make the most of the picnic and BBQ area.

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