Well there are always more than five things, but this is a start. Remember with our Rx1/Rx2 daily shuttle, we can get you over there for a day trip or a longer trip. Day trips gives you about 5 hours in our Captial. Longer trips, well that is up to you.

#1. Monet at the National Gallery – Ends 1st September

Featuring Claude Monet’s pioneering painting Impression, Soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise) 1872, from which Impressionism takes its name, this exclusive exhibition brings together works from the impressionist master and other significant artists to examine the founding of an art movement—a defining moment in art history.

More details here

Fancy a same day trip?

A Rx1/Rx2 return trip will get you to the Gallery in Parkes a little after 10am and pick you up around 4pm. Return tickets start at $41 ($23 concession). To book online, select your own pick-up suburb and for drop off, select ‘Parkes’.

#2. Ona Coffee – Café and Coffee Roasters

If you think Melbourne has the best coffee, then this place might change your mind. The founder is a winner of the World Barista Championship, and fellow employee has won the Australian Barista Championship two years running. These guys take their roasts rather seriously.

The Cupping room in New Acton is one of their cafes was OutinCanberra’s People’s Choice ‘Favourite Cafe’ for 2016/17/18. If you there on a weekend, be prepared to wait for a table.

Find it at: Shop 1/1-13 University Avenue, New Acton ACT or https://www.thecuppingroom.com.au/

Can you do this in one day?

Yes, a same day return will give you a little more than 5 hours free in Canberra. It’s a bit far to go for a coffee, but there are other things to do.

Take a right turn from the Cupping Room and you’ll be in New Acton, where there are several great places for lunch. Take a left and you’ll be in Civic to do a little shopping at the Canberra Centre and surrounds.

#3. An Overnight Getaway

Luckys Speakeasy

If you prefer the nightlife, the QT in New Acton is one of our favs. It’s the old Rydges and now renovated with a retro politician feel (but in a fun way, really…). There are great view from the city side and plenty to do nearby.

Downstairs there is the Capital Bar and Grill, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dinner time, when busy can be a little noisy, but noa meal killer. There is also Lucky’s Speakeasy Bar, accessible via the hidden door in the barbers shop in the hotel (yes, really).

About the QT

#4. Tequila Tasting and National Science Week

Arriba!

$20 says this is the first time you’ve heard tequila and science in the same sentence, but the folks at National Science Week and Questacon have come up with a formula to blend the two.

Science week runs 10/08/2019 – 18/08/2019 and there is more than just agave-based spirits. There are interactive science exhibits at the Dome, a science Market Day at ANU on the 14th, talks on AI and glass blowing demos. Haver a look at this link (and search 2600 or Canberra). Details here

If we had you at tequila, the ‘Tequila! The Science of Mezcal‘ events are on Friday 9 August – 7:00pm and Friday 16 August – 7:00pm. Details here.

Getting there:

That would make it an overnight trip – and we have you covered. Just book Rx1 to head over there and Rx2 to return.

#5. The Canberra Fashion Market is back!

The Canberra Fashion Market is back on 31 August, and is bigger and better than ever. They have a new home at Thoroughbred Park and have teamed up with a food and wine provider to make the market a great day out for family and friends.

Where? Thoroughbred Park, 1 Randwick Road, Lyneham

When? Saturday 31 August, 10am to 4pm.

Is this a same day trip?

It can be. It’s up to you. Our shuttle will get you there a little after 10am and pick you up around 4pm.

Yes, a same day return will give you a little more than 5 hours free in Canberra. It’s a bit far to go for a coffee, but there are other things to do.

Return tickets start at $41 ($23 concession).

To book online, start with Rx1 and select your own pick-up suburb and for drop off, select ‘Lyneham’. Add to cart then select your return (Rx2) trip. (And you can be picked up at Lyneham or anywhere in Canberra.)

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