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

Places to eat

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.

*Staff Favourites

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.

Credit: VisitCanberra

Credit: VisitCanberra

Credit: National Museum of Australia, Canberra

Vibe Hotel Canberra