See Canberra in a new light when many of the city’s national attractions open their doors after-hours to host an array of exclusive events and surprising experiences March 3 - 12.
Over ten illuminated nights the whole family can enjoy free and ticketed events such as blockbuster exhibitions and rare films, captivating architectural projections, intriguing live music and performances, stand-up comedy, thrilling tours into the depths of our national attractions, exclusive dining experiences and more.
For more info please visit: enlightencanberra.com.au
Enlighten Night Noodle Markets
As the lights go on across the Parliamentary Triangle, visitors will tuck into fun, authentic Asian eats, from dumplings to dosa, Pad Thai to gyoza. Bars and music add to the market atmosphere.
Versailles: Treasures from the Palace
The NGA is working with the French Government and the Palace of Versailles to deliver a major exhibition in Canberra
Open Friday 9th December 2016 - Monday 17th April 2017
Australians will be able to experience the splendour of Versailles in an exclusive exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. The Palace of Versailles is one of France’s foremost tourist attractions. Conceived by the extravagant French Royal Louis XIV in 1682, the palace is a masterpiece of the luxurious French Baroque style, now famed for its lavish interiors as well as its stature as a museum, art gallery and opera theatre. With the support of the French Government, the NGA partnership with Versailles aims to bring an experience to Australia that has never before been seen outside France.
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Bed & Breakfast
Bed & Breakfast Packages are available at Forrest Hotel and Apartments.
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Conference & Events
Our Nottingham Room, conveniently located in central Canberra, would be ideal for your next conference. You and your team can make the most of your meeting in a tranquil environment, whilst we assist you with all your catering, audio-visual facilities and accommodation needs.
Whether you require catering for a casual private function, or a formal business meeting, we have dedicated conference professionals to tailor a package to suit your needs.
The Nottingham Room can be hired for full day, half day or residential meetings.
Conference Room hire is inclusive of:
Espresso Coffee Machine and Gourmet Tea Selection
Whiteboard and Flip Charts
Filtered Water and Mints
Selected AV Equipment
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The Last Post Ceremony
At the end of each day, commencing at 4.55 pm AEDT, the Memorial farewells visitors with its moving Last Post Ceremony.
The ceremony begins with the singing of the Australian National Anthem, followed by the poignant strains of a lament, played by a piper. Visitors are invited to lay wreaths and floral tributes beside the Pool of Reflection. The Roll of Honour in the Cloisters lists the names of more than 102,000 Australians who have given their lives in war and other operations over more than a century. At each ceremony the story behind one of these names is told. The Ode is then recited, and the ceremony ends with the sounding of the Last Post.
From February the Last Post Ceremony includes the presence of Australia's Federation Guard on the first and third Wednesday of each month. At 4.00 pm a catafalque party mounts a vigil at the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier in the Hall of Memory. There is a change of guard at 4.30 pm, and the catafalque party then participates in the Last Post Ceremony.
For more information visit - https://www.awm.gov.au/
Thunderstone launches Dharwra Aboriginal Cultural Tours
Thunderstone offers a variety of cultural activities and guided tours around the region from short two hours walks to full day walks.
Under the auspice of Thunderstone, the launch of Dharwra Aboriginal Cultural Tours is a unique opportunity to showcase the existence of Aboriginal cultural heritage in the Canberra region through interpretation of the landscape and local stories.
For more information, visit www.thunderstone.net.au.
Are you after the perfect place to stay for your next trip to Canberra for the cricket or AFL? Why not stay at Forrest Hotel!
Conveniently located on National Circuit, we are a short 10 minute walk to Manuka Oval and Manuka shopping precinct.
Up Coming Events:
Sat 30 July 2016 - Giants VS Richmond
For more information on upcoming events visit http://www.manukaoval.com.au/events/
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