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10 Things To Do, See & Eat In Canberra During Winter

Planning a winter holiday in Canberra? Discover all the best places to eat, drink, and play in Canberra during the colder months. We’ve found the very best events that are taking place near the Avenue Hotel this winter so that you can enjoy a packed holiday lineup without the hassle.

From snowball fights to hot chocolate haunts and truffle festivals, there are plenty of things to do that will keep you entertained and toasty warm throughout your stay.

Here are the best Canberra sightseeing, activities, and eateries to explore, all close by to your Avenue Hotel Canberra accommodation.

Learn How To Ice Skate

What better way to embrace the winter chill than by hitting the ice? Canberra’s iconic Phillip Ice Skating Centre has been the place to get your glide on since 1980, offering up an Olympic-sized rink. Rent some skates, snack on the obligatory hot chips, and skate your way through winter.

Images via: Shutterstock | Ice Skating

Build a Snowman at Corin Forest

Yep, you read that right. In Canberra, you can enjoy winter in its peak, snowy form at Corin Forest.

Their Snowplay installation is open all winter long to tobogganers, snowball throwers, and snowman builders alike. Pack your warmest outfit, you’re going to need it!

Images via: Shutterstock | Snow Day

Sip On Canberra’s Best Hot Choc

For those winter days where all you need is a good hot chocolate, head to Oliver Brown.

This decadent dessert destination has become a winter hotspot known for its range of unbelievable Belgian hot chocs. Order the Belgian Mocha now and thank us later.

Images via: Oliver Brown | Gallery

Indulge At The Truffle Festival

Canberra’s truffle season has officially kicked off and The Truffle Festival is celebrating in full force.

Stop by to pay tribute to the mighty truffle and its many mouth-watering uses.

Images via: Visit Canberra | Truffle Festival

Celebrate Christmas In July

Think authentic wood huts, French-inspired food and wine, melted cheese stations, mulled wine bars, and live concerts all amidst gently falling snow. The Christmas In July Festival is bringing holiday cheer to the first weekend of July, giving you the perfect way to celebrate the frosty season.

Images via: Christmas in July Festival  | Gallery

See All Of Canberra At Mount Ainslie Lookout

Take in the beauty of Canberra all at once atop Mount Ainslie. The Mount Ainslie Lookout is an iconic spot for picturesque views of the city and its surrounding scenery. Take a picnic and soak in the sights.

Images via: Visit Canberra  | Mount Ainslie Lookout

Canberra Glassworks

One Canberra activity you don’t want to miss is seeing our professional glassmakers work their magic.

Head to Canberra Glassworks to discover the artistry of glassmaking, take part in creative workshops, and check out their latest exhibitions.

Images via: Shutterstock  | Glassworks

Shop Local At The Markets

Need to pick up a few groceries to stock up your self-contained apartment? Shop local at the many iconic markets in town.

You can catch the Capital Region Farmers Market every Saturday for all your fresh produce needs, or cap off winter at the Handmade Canberra Markets to find unique and locally made gifts, souvenirs, and keepsakes.

Images via: Visit Canberra  | Markets

Embrace Your Inner-Scientist At Questacon

When all else in Canberra fails, there’s always Questacon. The National Science and Technology Centre is constantly exploring new and exciting scientific questions in fun and approachable ways. Head there with the family to learn something new this winter.

Images via: Visit Canberra  | Questacon

Eat, Drink & Be Merry At The Forage

Rumour has it that Canberra’s biggest street food event will be back for another stint this winter. The Forage brings together the best street food vendors in town paired with copious amounts of mulled wine to keep you warm and toasty as you sample the unbelievable flavours on show.

Images via: Visit Canberra  | The Forage

Ready to explore Canberra? Book your room at the Avenue Hotel to begin your winter holiday.