Whether it’s working off those extra hot chocolates or embracing the warmer weather, Canberra is the perfect place to get active this spring. From world-class sporting events to opportunities to get out and explore the great outdoors, Canberra has it all.
If witnessing the world’s best battle it out across different codes doesn’t get you motivated, we’re not sure what will. Three Rugby League World Cup games will be played between 29 October and 10 November. See France take on Lebanon on 29 October before Australia hosts France on 3 November. Your final chance catch some World Cup action happens on 10 November when Fiji and Italy meet at Canberra Stadium.
That’s not all the international sport visitors can look forward to during the spring months. Chill out amongst the flowers at Floriade then head to Canberra Stadium to see Australia and Argentina’s Rugby Union teams meet for a test match on 16 September. And we know that 30 August is technically still winter, but when the Australian Diamonds meet the South African Proteas on the court at AIS Arena, we’re sure you’ll feel the warmth coming off these outstanding players.
Getting out and exploring the great outdoors is a wonderful way to recharge the body and mind, and what better place to do so than the bush capital. Get up close and personal with Australia’s friendly natural wildlife at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, a 45-minute drive from Canberra. For the lycra-clad Instagram-fans out there, explore popular natural beauty spots like Namadgi National Park, Gibraltar Falls and Booroomba Rocks.
For those visitors wanting to keep their explorations a little more central, make like the locals do by exercising around the lake. Walk the two-bridges (Commonwealth Avenue to Kings Avenue loop), take part in a stand-up paddle boarding yoga class or segway your way around the lake with SegGlideRide.
The “mindfulness triathlon” Wanderlust 108 returns on 21 October to Patrick White Lawns. Participants will engage in three mindful activities – running, yoga and meditation – all against the stunning backdrop of Lake Burley Griffin.
For those wanting to put the “fun” back into “Fun Run”, join locals and visitors for the Canberra Times Fun Run as it takes over Canberra on 3 September. The route heads around Lake Burley Griffin, through Canberra’s iconic streets, and finishes lakeside on picturesque Rond Terrace.
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