Immerse yourself in arts and culture on the south side of Lake Burley Griffin. Home to Australia’s best museums and galleries the Inner South is also renowned for its great café culture, spas and lake activities.
Your weekend getaway will be filled with masterpieces at the National Gallery of Australia and interactive exhibitions at the Museum of Australian Democracy. Add in some café culture and sports watching for a busy weekend.
Highlights of the area
Many lake activities
From lakeside dining to cruises and bike rides, this area is centred around Lake Burley Griffin.
Great sports watching
Close to bars and eateries, head to Manuka Oval for cricket each summer and AFL each winter.
Pick your tour
Choose between Segway tours, behind the scenes looks at Australian Parliament House and more.
Barton and Parkes
Home to the Parliamentary Zone and many of Australia's iconic museums and galleries, learn about the Australian story here.
Kingston and foreshore
Brunching, boating, and boutique shopping are must do activities in Kingston, where heritage sites neighbour modern architecture.
Manuka and Griffith
Heritage and modernity mix here with new shops popping up between a historic sport oval, an art deco pool, and architectural churches.
Fyshwick and surrounds
An industrial hub turned hipster destination, enjoy craft beers, vintage shopping and indoor skiing in this rapidly transforming precinct.
The inner south neighbourhood guide
Browse our Inner South Neighbourhood Guide, full of local recommendations, tips on the newest restaurants, and bucket list experiences.