If you’re ever in need of a little R&R (and let’s face it, who isn’t!), you need to put Canberra on your travel wish list.
Winter is one of the best times to visit the city, and with an array of healthy cafes, cosy wine bars, luxe day spas and endless outdoor activities, there really is more to Canberra than they’re telling us – making the ACT the perfect getaway with the girls or a solo trip if you’re craving some ‘me’ time. To ensure you’re doing Canberra right, we’ve rounded up some of our top wellness spots to enjoy on your next trip:
Where to Unwind
Adytum Holistic Health Retreat
Combining an integration of ancient wisdom and modern practice, Adytum offers a luxe wellness experience that will have you leaving feeling elevated and rejuvenated. Choose from their premium range of treatments which focus on relaxation and healing. Get in quick! Appointments book out fast.
Providing a full complement of day spa treatments including massages and facials, you can also enjoy immersing yourself in a cave-like spa pool or detoxing in the steam room and saunas.
Where to Eat
Sweet Bones & Bakery Café
Entirely vegan, this trendy café offers a wide variety of sweet and savoury dishes for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Choose from items such as the nacho mountain, loaded banana bread, bacon cheez burger and sides including fried tempeh and coconut whipped cream
Priding themselves on natural and unprocessed wholefoods, EightyTwenty is all about the 80/20 rule – living a life of balance whilst not being afraid to indulge every now and then. With a huge selection of juices, colourful salads and nourishing breakfast bowls, you’ll sure be spoilt for choice.
Where to Stay
A new world of five-star hospitality, Hotel Realm is located next to the Parliamentary Triangle, within walking distance to national icons including Parliament House and the National Gallery of Australia. Facilities within the luxurious accommodation also include fine and casual dining (including their newly opened Luis restaurant, with hatted Chef, Ben Willis), lounge bars, a wholefoods café, health club and day spa.
The epitome of designer cooler (think super cosy with artistic vibes), Ovolo Nishi is a luxury boutique hotel located in Canberra CBD – with a variety of restaurants, cafes and shops right at your doorstep. With each room boasting unique character with restored vintage furniture and original artworks, it’s the perfect spot for an undisturbed sanctuary.
If being outdoors is more your thing, there are a number of nature walks you can explore including the Australian National Botanic Gardens, the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, 5km Bridge to Bridge Loop & Mount Ainslie.
Depending on when you are in Canberra, you also might be lucky enough to get to Farmers Markets including the Old Bus Depot Markets, Haig Park Village Markets and Capital Region Farmers Markets where you can get your hands on fresh produce and support local sellers.
Trust us when we say, after a weekend away in Canberra, you’ll leave feeling refreshed, inspired and ready to book your next trip in the city that offers so much more than you may realise!
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