Destination Guide - Canberra
The Australian Running Festival would like to thank those businesses around Canberra that support and allow the Australian Running Festival to be held annually. Whether you are travelling to Canberra for the weekend or are a local, we encourage you to visit the below businesses.
Things to see in Canberra
- Australian Institute of Sport
- Australian War Memorial
- Heritage Nursery, Yarralumla
- High Court of Australia
- Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
- National Portrait Gallery
- National Gallery
- National Zoo and Aquarium
- Parliament House
- Weston Park Miniature Railway
Places to eat
- Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club
- Old Bus Depot Markets
- Penny University*
- Pork Barrel
- Stand By Me*
- Yarralumla Gallery and Oaks Brasserie
Places to stay
Rest up before you run with TFE Hotels, the official hotel partner of the Australian Running Festival. If you need a place to stay in Canberra, look no further than the stunning Vibe Hotel Canberra! Stay in one of our stylish and spacious guest rooms from $129 per room per night. Book online now and quote ‘RUNFEST’ to receive this special offer!
Less than 10 minutes from Canberra’s CBD and 50 metres from the airport terminal, you’re as connected to the city as you are to the sky at Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport. And after the run, why not kick back and relax at Helix Bar & Dining, a modern European style bistro, incorporating culinary delights from the Capital region.
10% off Entry to the National Zoo for all runners
The National Zoo & Aquarium is the only combined zoo & aquarium in Australia - that is 2 venues for the price of 1! Discover a wide variety of both native and exotic animals, as well as marine and freshwater fish, reptiles and frogs. Book an Animal Encounter - an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the world's most amazing creatures! Show your eTicket to receive 10% off zoo entry.