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The National Convention Centre is Canberra's largest events and meetings venue where many well-known artists perform regularly. It is centrally located in Canberra, close to several hotels, making it ideal for business conventions and meetings as well. Interestingly, Canberra is also home to Australia's National Square Dance Convention held at the stunning Radford College.
Canberra's culinary offerings do not disappoint. Malamay is a gourmet Chinese restaurant featuring delicacies like mapo tofu, creamy crab croquettes, and braised lamb shoulder with salted chili and cumin. Another restaurant is Aubergine. There, Chef Ben Willis offers up dishes like Murray cod and smoked mussels with garlic custard and green mango followed up by fresh mulberry sorbet for dessert. Silo Bakery is another great eat, with fresh breads a cheese room and delicious coffees and wines.
Canberra has many interesting and eclectic places to delight travellers who enjoy shopping. The Old Bus Depot Market opens every Sunday featuring a wide array of handmade jewellery, furniture, art, clothing and even regional foods and wines. Manuka and Kingston are two small 1920's shopping centres where visitors can browse through international designer labels, beautiful jewellery, housewares, and antiques, as they stroll along the area's cafe-lined streets.
Questacon is a Science museum that makes exploring and understanding science fun with over 200 interactive and educational exhibits. For those who love the great outdoors, there are trails to hike at the Booroomba Rocks Walk and in Namadgi National Park.
Canberra boasts several professional sports teams including The Brumbies, who play Super Rugby. Matches are held at the Manuka Oval and the GIO Stadium Canberra. Catching a game of one's favourite sport certainly makes for an enjoyable night out. Plus, several hotels are located very close to the stadium.