Canberra Attractions Nearby Forrest Hotel and Apartments

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Read below for a selection of what's on in the Canberra Region.



Roy Lichtenstein: Pop Remix     July 2013 - January 27 2014     National Gallery of Australia

* Gold and the Incas: Lost Worlds of Peru     December 6 2013 - April 21 2014    National Gallery of Australia

* Mapping our World: Terra Incognita to Australia     November 2013 – 10 March 2014     National Library of Australia

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* Elvis at 21, Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer     December 7 2013 - March 10 2014     National Portrait Gallery

* Old Masters: Bark artists from Australia 1930s–1990s     December 5 2013 - May 1 2014     National Museum of Australia

 * ANZAC Voices     November 29 2013 - November 30 2014     Australian War Memorial

 * Measure Island     December 7 2013 - April 27 2014     Questacon

25 Treasures from the Parliament House Art Collection     September 6 2013 - February 16 2014     Parliament House

Afganistan: the Australian Story     August 7 2013 - December 31 2015     Australian War Memorial

Festivals and Celebrations

2014 Summer Sounds Concert Series     January 4 - January 26 2014     Australian National Botanic Gardens - Eucalypt Lawn

* Australia Celebrates Live     January 25 2014     Federation Mall - Parliament House

* Australia Day in Commonwealth Park     January 26 2014     Commonwealth Park

* Australia Day Fireworks Spectacular     January 26 2014     Lake Burley Griffin Central Basin

* National Multicultural Festival     February 7 - February 9 2014     Civic - Various Venues

ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show     February 21 - February 23 2014     Exhibition Park in Canberra

* Enlighten: See Canberra in a whole new light     February 28 - March 8 2014     Various Locations

* Lights! Canberra! Action!     March 7 2014     Senate Gardens, Museum of Australian Democracy


Akmal: Trial and Error     February 4 - February 16 2014     Canberra Theatre Centre


 * Jessica Mauboy Concert     January 18 2014     Australian Institute of Sport



Shopping and Markets

Capital Region Farmers Markets     Open every Saturday     Exhibition Park

Gorman House Markets     Open every Saturday     Gorman House

 * Old Bus Depot Markets     Open every Sunday     Old Bus Depot

  • "Very good location"

    " We did find that we drove to many places, but it was easy to find, in a quiet location, and there was bus service by the hotel. The room was quiet even though it was very busy. The buffet was good hot food. The beds were comfortable. "

    January 10th, 2014

    Cookcy1, Cairns, Queensland (AU)

  • "Great stay"

    " There are 3in our family. We booked a room with large double and single. The room was awesome with getting extra room, with them building a kitchen and small lounge under the outside stair case. Great thinking. "

    January 17th, 2014

    JoRhys, New Zealand

  • "Good value for money"

    " "We received a warm welcome at reception and were very impressed with the size of the unit. The kitchen was well equipped and had we been staying longer we would have been able to self cater quite happily." "

    December 21st, 2012

    Samantha, London, United Kingdom

  • "My hotel of choice in Canberra"

    " "I stayed for the second time at the forrest apartments and was delighted to be given one of the newly renovated rooms-clean roomy and slick. As before the staff were as good as you get- the breakfast more than adequate - even soft yolked pouched ..."

    November 1st, 2013

    Peter B., Newcastle,

  • "Great Stay"

    " "We had two quiet nights and was able to easily get a park in the hotel. It is close to everything and we would certainly recommend and stay here again. it added to a pleasant stay in Canberra." "

    December 21st, 2012

    Shirley E, Warragul, Victoria, Australia

  • "“A home away from home!”"

    " Forrest Hotel And Apartments will always be special to us as this is the first place we stayed when migrating to Canberra, and we stayed for good 3 weeks.vWe booked a one bedroom apartment which was quite spacious and furnished with all amenities. ..."

    September 20th, 2013

    Aarti C, India

  • "Breakfast was lovely"

    " “The room was clean, the bathroom spotless. The restaurant for breakfast was a lovely space and the breakfast was lovely. Wish we had dinned there the night before, it was so pleasant.” "

    July 16th, 2013

    Richard Mason, Blaxland (AU)

  • "Owners were delightful!"

    " “The welcome was excellent and all staff were cheerful and helpful. The owners were delightful and again most friendly and helpful. Meals were good value for money and service was excellent (breakfast was self service). The location is superb for ..."

    July 16th, 2013

    Colin Sams, Bridport (AU)

  • "Restaurant is great value!"

    " “Staff were very efficient, polite and helpful. Fast check in. Close to great restaurants and shopping. Hotel restaurant is great value with quality meals.” "

    July 16th, 2013

    Jon Lautrec, Wollongong (AU)

  • "Everything we needed!"

    " “The staff were very friendly and were more than happy to hold our bags until we flew out later that day. They also provided us with a map with things to do while staying in Canberra. The room had everything we needed on our budget and was close t..."

    July 16th, 2013

    Brendan Wray, Donvale (AU)

  • "Attention to detail!"

    "  “We loved the warm welcome, attention to detail and the very neat and clean room. Great location! This was our third stay.” "

    July 16th, 2013

    Elfi Massey, Toowong (AU)

  • "Would thoroughly recommend"

    "  “I liked the whole place. It is an older style building but spotlessly clean. We were upgraded to a 2 bedroom apartment from a room for 3 and were very comfortable. Excellant Barbeque area outside and I would thoroughly recommend it to anybody l..."

    July 16th, 2013

    Carolynn Lord,

  • "Friendly Staff"

    " “A comfortable hotel, centrally located, close to Canberra's national capital attractions, Parliament House,National Art Gallery, also Manuka and other dining venues. The staff are friendly, helpful and efficient. We always stay there when visitin..."

    July 16th, 2013

    Robert McAlister,

  • "Very Clean"

    " “I liked everything. My apartment was very clean. My breakfast was very good. And staff are very friendly. I would like to say a big THANKS.” "

    July 16th, 2013

    Halina Siwek,

  • "Fantastic Location!"

    " “We thought the location was fantastic, the room was very clean and we would love to have stayed longer!! Will definitely be coming back and staying in Forrest Hotel and Apartments!” "

    July 16th, 2013


  • "Pleasant Experience"

    " "The welcome was excellent and all staff were cheerful and helpful. The owners were delightful and again most friendly and helpful. Meals were good value for money and service was excellent (breakfast was self service). The location is superb for to..."

    March 6th, 2013


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