The best lunch spots in Canberra

If you have a school group visiting Canberra with Kangaroo Bus Lines then no doubt you’ll be spending your days exploring the wide variety of exciting venues and experiencing everything our National Capital has to offer.  Whilst your itinerary is probably sorted have you thought about where you’d like to have lunch? 

Your accommodation will have provided you with a delicious health picnic lunch so now you’ll be looking for somewhere that will not only keep the kids amused but offers suitable amenities.  We’ve put a list together of some great spots in and around the city centre that are perfect to grab a bite to eat and give the kids a chance to let loose for a while.

Boundless Playground

Located in Kings Park adjacent to the National Carillion is the Boundless Playground.   This playground was initiated to celebrate Canberra’s Centenary in 2013.  Opened in October of 2014 the playground caters to different levels of abilities and is a space where young people can play, explore and challenge physical limits.  Boundless is a free, state-of-the-art play space that is fully fenced and features onsite amenities and shaded eating areas, it’s also wheelchair accessible.

National Arboretum

The National Arboretum Canberra covers an expanse of 250 hectares of rolling hills and valleys and features 94 forests of different types of rare, endangered and symbolic trees from around Australia and the world.  Located a short walk from the main car park is the onsite education and conservation centre.  The centre features a comfortable and quiet outdoor education space called The Clearing; ideal for school groups to rest or enjoy a picnic.  Amenities are located close by in the Village Centre which also boasts the Pod Playground.  Featuring giant acorn cubbies and Banksia pods this playground encourages kids to climb, explore and have fun.

Regatta Point

Commonwealth Park is a landscaped park located on the northern shore of Lake Burley Griffin at Regatta Point.  Wide open grassed spaces make it the perfect place to enjoy a picnic with spectacular lakeside views of the National Carillion and the Captain Cook Memorial Jet.  The park features a large picnic shelter and with onsite amenities.  The Canberra Visitor Centre & National Capital Exhibition also call Regatta Point home so it’s a great spot to start your week in our National Capital.

Black Mountain Peninsula

Enjoy over 22 hectares of foreshore parkland at the Black Mountain Peninsula.  Located close to Telstra Tower, the parkland boasts picnic areas with amenities & large grassed areas to kick a ball around.  The peninsula is an ideal spot to enjoy the lakeside environment and also features an all- abilities playground with the Liberty Swing purpose built for people in wheelchairs.   This space is great for an after lunch footy match or a leisurely stroll along the water’s edge.

Jump on over the National Capital Excursions page for more information on our fully packaged Canberra Tours.  And ‘yes’ we even offer flight packages too! www.kangaroobuslines.com.au/education/national-capital-excursions

 If you’d like to incorporate any of these fantastic and unique locations talk to our friendly Sales team and they’ll be happy to work it into your itinerary on the day that best suits.