Hello Canberra

Aussies are a weird bunch. We will blithely travel 24 hours to New York to look at The Metropolitan Museum but we won’t visit our own national gallery. The same national gallery that houses $5 billion worth of art. We also happily ignore our national museum, library and portrait gallery in favour of a jaunt around Washington DC, […]

It’s raining events in Canberra

The capital city of Australia is much more than just politicians and diplomacy. Rather, this city is the middle ground between Melbourne and Sydney and has plenty of treats in store for visitors. During the cooler months of the Australian year, i.e. the months of June, July, and August, Canberra will surprise you with the […]

Canberra Wine Guide

Canberra

By Sammie Bliss Overshadowed by its bigger winemaking cousin Adelaide, Canberra is sometimes overlooked as a holiday destination for wine lovers. Although it doesn’t necessarily have the size nor the PR power behind the bigger wine regions of Australia, Canberra produces some wonderful (and internationally acclaimed) drops. So hurry up and book a Canberra hotel […]

East Hotel, Canberra

East Hotel

I am a little bit in love. We only just met but I think it’s going to be quite the affair. The first thing I noticed was the Nespresso machine in Room 523. ‘You’re a caffeine addict too, Mr East?’, I wonder. Then I see the furnishings; the teal, mustard, grey and blue colour scheme, the framed […]

Human Brochure

Canberra weekend

I just got back from a totally kick ass weekend in Canberra. Yes folks – CANBERRA. The Australian Capital Tourism board came up with this thing called The Human Brochure where they invited a bunch of social media influencers down for a weekend of non-stop good times in one of four streams; Family Fun, Food and Wine, […]

Floriade, Canberra

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I love gardening. And flowers. And gardens full of flowers. Floriade, Canberra’s annual flower show, is my idea of heaven. I was lucky enough to pop down there last weekend and check out the show and stay at the Crowne Plaza Canberra which is a lazy two minute walk from the entry gates. Convenient-o-rama. I have been […]

Our nation’s capital

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I used to think Canberra was really lame; a grid of brown brick and tile, bitumen and drought-stricken paddocks. I even remember having a heated debate with my Dad who was trying to convince me to move there for a well-paid government job. At the time I thought that no amount of money could lure me to Australia’s […]