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Best Budget Activities in Canberra

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Commonwealth Park

Commonwealth Park is a few minutes walk from the city center and serves as a very peaceful place for a stroll. It is a popular place at lunchtime, with many city workers You'll find a large waterlily pond surrounded by weeping willow trees with a pretty bridge. Closer to Commonwealth Bridge, you'll also find a cool, shady rhododendron grove. If you have not brought a picnic, Regatta Point Restaurant provides meals and snacks. Come spring, the park hosts the flower show Floriade.

Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 2601
Lake Burley Griffin

Many of Canberra's most significant attractions sit on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, an artificial lake built in the city center. It takes its name from architect Walter Burley Griffin, who designed the plans for the capital city itself. The manmade wonder is an easy place to enjoy an afternoon, and people can often be spotted rowing, fishing, and sailing across the lake. There are also picnic areas at the site's Yarramundi Reach, Commonwealth Park, and Black Mountain Peninsula. Overall, Lake Burley Griffin is indisputably an unforgettable sight in Canberra.

Off Alexandria Drive, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 2601
National Arboretum

The National Arboretum of Australia has received numerous accolades for its efforts to preserve and conserve some of the most important plants native to Australia. It houses 94 forests across 250 hectares (617 acres) that play host to more than 44,000 plant species, many of which are classified as endangered. Remarkably, two of the site's forests are nearly a century old. On-site attractions like the Sprout Cafe and Pod Playground have made the National Arboretum fun for the whole family. Since its official opening in 2013, this awe-inspiring landmark has become one of Canberra's can't-miss destinations.

Forest Drive, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 2601
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