Built specifically as the national capital, Canberra is a shopfront for embassies and high commissions of all countries with which we share diplomatic relations, but don’t be fooled into thinking that is all there is to this surprising destination. As Canberra conference centres will confirm, there is a wide variety of activities, world class events and beautiful scenery to be experienced. Following are a few favourites.
Black Mountain Tower – Delightful by both day and night, Black Mountain Tower is more than just a state-of-the art telecommunications facility; it offers fantastic 360-degree views of Canberra and surrounds, features a ‘revolving’ dining experience at Alto Restaurant and also educates through an informative gallery/exhibit.
Activities on Lake Burley Griffin – Lake Burley Griffin is a wonderful setting for many outdoor activities and perhaps team building activities for your delegates. Whether you fancy rollerblading, bike riding or jogging around it, you’ll enjoy some spectacular and tranquil settings. Why not explore the lake by Canoe or paddleboat or maybe stimulate some healthy company rivalry with a kayak race. Also on the shores of LBG, as it is known locally, is the National Gallery, so if some of your guests tastes are a little more refined, they can immerse themselves in a day of culture at this wonderful exhibit.
History and Politics – If it is history and politics that interest you, Canberra is certainly a choice destination. Informative guided tours are available every half hour through Canberra’s most popular attraction, Parliament House, with it’s stunning art collection, impressive architecture and manicured gardens. Be sure to also see the 4,000 artworks ranging from landscapes to historic portraits. Another tour will take you to the international embassies many of which are `dressed’ in national costume. The War Memorial, the National Museum are, of course, a must when visiting our capital city.
Australian National Botanic Gardens – With native plants from all parts of Australia, unique rock gardens, a delightful rainforest and eucalyptus lawns, you will be in horticulture heaven. A relaxing garden picnic among such stunning beauty would make a lovely interlude to the heavier business of conferencing.
Get Active – Have a laugh and get your adrenalin hit with an evening of Karting or see Canberra from a birdseye view with a Hot Air Balloon ride. Hire a bike and see the sights at a leisurely pace or unwind with a hit of golf at the Royal Canberra Golf Club. The hop on-hop off bus is a fun way of exploring the city or maybe the thrill of caving is something your delegates would enjoy. If so ask the staff at a Canberra conference centre to assist you with details for Wee Jasper Caves.
So many opportunities exist both in and around our capital city, so contact a conference venue in Canberra for a more comprehensive list of activities and attractions that will set your conference apart and ensure a unique experience for your guests.