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Canberra Attractions to keep you entertained!

Canberra's attractions hold and share the treasures of our Nation. Celebrate Australia's proud sporting achievements, delve into our unique political history, and reflect on our young Nation's experience on the international stage. See our country and people through the eyes of our artists and experience Australian character through sound and film, books and exhibitions.

While winter is typically quite cool in Canberra, it brings great opportunities for unique experiences including the outdoor ice skating rink in the city and thee truffle festival. If you're interested in excellent food, unique events and experiences now is the time to visit. Novotel Canberra is your guide to the capital, conveniently located close to all the action in the heart of the city!

Winter Festival in the City

Conveniently located within walking distance from the entertainment, stay at Novotel Canberra and enjoy the European style markets with an outdoor ice skating rink, toboggan rides, giant inflatable ice slides and market stalls. Relax with live music, interactive games, performances and if you're lucky you may see some snow.

When: July 1st to July 17th
Where:Civic Square Canberra


The Truffle Festival

The Canberra region truffle festival marks the start of harvesting the Black Winter Truffle. The festival features 250 plus events, with many opportunities to taste these rare delicacies. Go on a truffle hunt here in Canberra to see how truffles are found underground then taste the flavours and learn from chefs and experts how to cook delicious truffle dishes.

When: June - August
Where: Canberra Region


Canberra Writers Festival


From its inception in 2016, the Canberra Writers Festival has featured many blockbuster writers, bringing together the best writers, thinkers and social-political commentators. The 2021 festival offers another excellent line-up of international and local literary talent. Satisfy your love of words and ideas in Canberra at the 6th annual Canberra Writers Festival.

When: 18-22th August
Where: The Museum of Australian Democracy and the Kambri cultural precinct


First Edition Games Kids High Tea

Join us these winter school holidays for another Kids High Tea featuring our very first, First Edition Games! Test your skills at our First Edition Games Kids High Tea, with fun kids activities, face painting, craft, balloon animals and a tasty menu for all VIP athletes.

When: 5th July 1 pm-3 pm
Where: First Edition Restaurant & Bar, Level 1,



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