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The best things to do in Canberra in spring 2022

Spring in Canberra is one of the best times to visit the Nation’s capital.

This means that the time to plan your spring travel to Canberra and look at accommodation in Canberra is now!

When you travel to Canberra in spring there are many festivals such as Floriade and Design Canberra to take part in – but there are also many other things to do in Canberra for you to enjoy. Read on to see how you can make the most of your trip to Canberra this spring!



Now in its 35th year, Floriade, Australia’s Biggest Celebration of Spring, will run from Saturday 17th of September to Sunday 16th of October 2022 in Commonwealth Park.

The Floriade theme for 2022 is ‘Sounds of Spring!’. If you travel to Canberra during spring then why not visit Floriade and see more than a million flowers and hundreds of events and performances.

Some of the major events during Floriade include NightFest, the Floriade’s Dark Side, which is held from the 29th of September to the 2nd of October.

NightFest runs from 6.30 pm – 10.30 pm where Floriade will be illuminated with colour, filled with entertainment, great stalls and food.


Design Canberra

Craft ACT’s annual festival, Design Canberra, will run from the 2nd to the 20th of October. This is where you can join the Canberra arts and crafts scene and learn about studios and creative spaces of local crafters. You can also join an architecture tour and enjoy interactive design installations.

There are many tours and events during Design Canberra 2022, including:

Open studios – there are many Canberra designers’ studios on display during the three weeks that allow you to see where they create, as well as purchase handmade ceramics, furniture, textiles, glass and more.

The Discover: Public Art Trail – a small-scale sculpture trail to showcase City West in Design Canberra 2022. It is designed to engage participants in a process of discovery and see the city in new ways.

Seeing Seventies: Photography Competition Exhibition – this exhibition includes photographs from over 80 photographers located in the Canberra region. 

Art and Architecture in the Parliamentary Zone – this is a walking tour to explore the public sculptures in the parliamentary zone and the architectural and planning context of the area.


Floriade and Design Canberra are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to reasons for why you should travel to Canberra this spring.

But, while you are making your way to the capital for these limited time events, make the most of your trip and add these iconic Canberran spots to your itinerary: 

1. Australia’s major cultural institutions, like:

•  Parliament of Australia
•  National Gallery of Australia
•  Australian War Memorial
•  Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
•  National Portrait Gallery
•  National Library of Australia
•  National Museum of Australia 

2. Local art and culture venues:

•  Canberra Glassworks
•  Canberra Museum and Gallery
•  Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre
• ​​​​​​​ Grainger Gallery
• ​​​​​​​ Drill Hall Gallery
• ​​​​​​​ Blundells Cottage 
• ​​​​​​​ Calthorpes’ House

3. The scenery is amazing with many great lookouts including:

• ​​​​​​​ Mount Ainslie lookout
• ​​​​​​​ Red Hill lookout
• ​​​​​​​ Mt Stromlo Observatory
• ​​​​​​​ Black Mountain lookout
• ​​​​​​​ Mount Pleasant lookout

4. Canberra is the food and wine capital of Australia

When visiting Canberra there are 140 vineyards and 40 cellars within 30 minutes of Canberra’s town centre.

It is said that Canberra has more restaurants and cafes per head of population than any other capital city in Australia. But it is not only quantity but quality, that sets Canberra’s restaurants apart from the rest. Below is a list of Canberra restaurants that have been awarded ‘hats’ by the Australian Good Food Guide:

• ​​​​​​​ Raku (Japanese)
• ​​​​​​​ Sage (seasonal approach to food and wine)
• ​​​​​​​ Pilot (secretive menu)
• ​​​​​​​ Aubergine (elegant and refined)
• ​​​​​​​ Courgette (fine dining, a la carte and degustation)
• ​​​​​​​ Mu Omakase (Japanese best-in-market that day)
• ​​​​​​​ Les Bistronomes (French)


There are so many things to do in Canberra this spring that you will want to book some great accommodation in Canberra to rest and recuperate for your next exciting day of activities.

Accommodate Canberra is Canberra’s most experienced and trusted provider of luxury short-term accommodation. For your travel to Canberra this spring, contact Accommodate Canberra to book your home-away-from-home.