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Travel guide Canberra & surrounds

Bring the children and the pets!
By Lynn Nerdal

Family-friendly, pet-friendly, hosted accommodation at Gungahlin B&B This traditional hosted in-home B&B caters for the whole family! Children are welcome and everything from sippy cups to childrens DVDs and the Disney Channel are provided at no extra cost. There's a guest living area plus kitchen/laundry facilities available and a huge fully fenced backyard and a range of paper and pencils, toys and board games for the whole family, not to mention the Wii games. Even breakfast is child-friendly with popular children's cereals available, child-sized portions of bacon and eggs and juice or hot chocolate! Even children with allergies and food intolerances are catered for, gluten/egg/dairy-free our pleasure. A full breakfast is included in the tariff. Gungahlin Homestay... Read more

ABEST Bicycle Hire
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6962 1234 or your@bestingriffith.com
Starting over two years ago, ABEST stands for Athletic Bicycle Equipment Swimming and Triathlon Hire.

You can hire a bicycle to explore Griffith for half a day or up to two or three weeks - the choice is yours! Prices for one bike for a day and becomes cheaper the more bikes you hire or the longer you hire for.

Long term hire/purchase rates are also available and local winery and day tours can be arranged as well.

Come and visit Griffith with your friends or family soon!... Read more

Masterpieces from the Musee d’Orsay at the National Gallery of Australia
By Michelle

It is well worth a visit to Canberra to see these fabulous artworks that can normally only be seen in Paris. And while you are in Canberra there are lots of other things to do - the new National Portrait Gallery is right next-door, and Old Parliament House is nearby. Make the trip really worthwhile and stay three or four days - the exhibition is definitely worth seeing more than once and membership to the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) is only $45 for a single if you come from 100km or more outside the ACT, and gives you substantial discounts on entry to the Masterpieces Exhibition (as well as discounts at the Gallery Shop and NGA Cafe). I had seen the masterpieces previously in Paris, but they are displayed to great advantage here and the NGA has grouped them into rooms by period,... Read more

Bywong Town Tours
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6236 9183 or info@bywongtown.com.au
Bywong Gold Mining Town existed from 1895 - 1906. Groups of 10 or more can go on fully guided tours through the authentic 1890's village and see it as it was over a century ago. Work in the blacksmith shop, pan for gold and turn the tiny stamp mill. ... Read more

Colgate Travel Essentials
By Penny Parsons

Product Review – Colgate Travel Essentials This is perfect for travel – the zip lock bag is a compact 20x15cm and contains everything you need for oral care while you travel… and it complies with airline carry-on restrictions for liquids. There are also travel-sized bottles of Palmolive Naturals Active Nourishment Shampoo, Milk & Honey Shower Milk – also travel compliant. The Travel Essentials Pack contains 50gm of Colgate Maximum Cavity Protection toothpaste, 50ml of Colgate Plax mouthwash, a toothbrush and Total waxed floss. I loved the conditioning shampoo – great lather, lovely smell and left my hair feeling clean and soft. The body milk is just lovely – gorgeous fragrance and my skin felt soft and nourished. Both bottles are 100ml, ... Read more

Review - Crowne Plaza Canberra
By Stuart and Michelle Roberts

1 Binara St Canberra ACT This modern and recently refurbished property is only 5 minutes from the centre of the Canberra CBD and convenient for many of the local attractions. Overall rating?    Excellent What makes Crowne Plaza Canberra different? The hotel has a wonderful location between Civic and tranquil Glebe Park, which was dressed in beautiful autumn leaves for our stay. Accommodation overview Our spacious room had a wonderful view of the park, an ensuite and king-size bed.  There was plenty of room for a portacot for our grandson, who was travelling with us. The rooms are modern and attractive, fitted with the usual hotel accessories such as in-room movies, mini bar and desk. Facilities overview The hotel offers 24-hour room service, as we... Read more

Spotlight on- Nicholls B&B
By Lisa Monk

Canberra is Australia’s capital and a planned city that offers a wonderful central lake, amazing exhibits that cover almost every topic you can think of and stunning parks and gardens to delight the senses. It is only a few hours drive from Sydney, a couple of hours away from the snowfields and has increasingly become a place of gourmet food purveyors and boutique wineries. It is a great place to take the kids for a break and many of the wonderful attractions offer free admission, making it a smart choice in these budget-conscious times. If you are looking for a great place to stay while you explore all Canberra has to offer, then Nicholls B&B is for you. This self-contained ground floor unit sleeps up to four, with a queen-size bed and single bed with trundle, and has the ... Read more

Review - Gungahlin Homestay Bed and Breakfast
By Hannah Kothe

Gungahlin Homestay Bed and Breakfast is the winner of the 2008 TakeABreak best family-friendly holiday accommodation and really goes that extra mile to make the kids feel right at home and the parents spoilt and pampered. Situated in one of the newer suburbs of Canberra, this property is ideally located just north of the city with easy access from the Federal and Barton Highways. The home is situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac adjacent to a hillside reserve, perfect for walks and to enjoy the spectacular views of north Canberra, especially at sunset. There are two excellent golf courses nearby, Gold Creek and Gungahlin Lakes and within five minutes drive you will find Cockington Green Miniature English Village, The National Dinosaur Museum, Gold Creek Shopping precinct and The Geo... Read more

Review - Clifton on Northbourne
By Janine Stovold

100 Northbourne Avenue Canberra ACT Ideally located close to the city centre, this property is perfect for business people or for families wanting a base to explore all the delights of Canberra and the region. Overall rating?    Great    What makes Clifton on Northbourne different? You have the option of self-catering in these apartments, with their well equipped kitchens, or the choice of dining in the restaurant, or ordering room service.  You can park in a loading zone outside reception to unload luggage, and there is a lift from the underground carpark to make getting luggage to the apartment easy. Accommodation overview This is a modern executive apartment block and the rooms reflect that.  Our apartment had 2 rooms, one with a... Read more

Review - Anzac Park Homestay
By Lisa Monk

Anzac Park Homestay 108 Anzac Park East Campbell Canberra, ACT Great accommodation, glorious food and a touch of France as well! This B&B is just lovely – a modern home, with a separate wing for guests, close to many of Canberra’s delights and with helpful and unobtrusive hosts, Phil and Mercedes.  Overall rating? Excellent What makes Anzac Park Homestay different? The home has been purpose-built to provide luxurious short-term accommodation.  Only 10 minutes from Canberra airport and 200 metres from the impressive Australian War Memorial, it is perfectly located to allow guests to make the most of their time in Canberra.  It is a lovely quiet area and the hosts make pets truly welcome. Accommodation overview There are three bedrooms, the... Read more

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