If you’re travelling to Canberra to run with us, why not make a weekend out of it? Our nation’s capital is home to some of Australia’s most iconic pieces of history, and there’s plenty of time to check them out before or after your race. See more attractions and plan your trip on the Visit Canberra website.
Offers and Discounts
Travelling to Canberra for the 2017 Australian Running Festival? Crowne Plaza Canberra are offering our 2017 Australian Running Festival participants an exclusive accommodation package, click here to see the inclusions!
Spend your down time in Canberra checking out our nation's only all-in-one zoo & aquarium. Simply show your e-ticket at the main entry to save $5 off the standard adult entry price!
Simply present proof of your race registration to get free entry to the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House for you and your family. Valid for the race weekend 9th and 10th of April 2017 – limit 1 offer per race entrant.
We want you to get more out of your travel to the Australian Running Festival. Experience the bars and restaurants at QT Canberra during the Australian Running Festival to enjoy dozens of exclusive and exciting rewards as a Priority Guest Rewards member. Visit www.qthotelsandresorts.com/canberra/eat-drink/ to sign up for free. It only takes 10 seconds!
Places to See & Things to Do
There’s plenty to see and experience at the home of Australia’s Parliament including daily tours, amazing fresh food (and coffee!), an impressive art collection and renowned architecture – all with rooftop views of Canberra!
Photo by Penny Bradfield for VisitCanberra
Located minutes from the Parliamentary Triangle, visit the Old Bus Depot Markets - a showcase of talented creatives plus the vibrant atmosphere of our award winning, contemporary urban market.
Every Sunday 10am - 4pm
Set on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, Walt & Burley is a inviting gastro pub with truly expansive views of Canberra’s magnificent foreshore - perfect for weekend brekafast, lunch, dinner and drinks!
Open all week long!
The Kingston Hotel offers an iconic pub experience with boutique tap beers, well-priced meals and a great atmosphere. With two bars, two bistros and large outdoor beer garden, “The Kingo” is the perfect destination to enjoy with family and friends.
In the heart of Weston Park's beautiful English gardens we are a gallery cafe specialising in fresh delicious food and great coffee. We also offer unforgettable functions with our newly renovated garden marquee the perfect venue for weddings and parties.