5 ideas and things to do on Boxing Day in Canberra
In Canberra on 26 December? We’ve got your itinerary sorted.
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It's a day that's marked by the hottest shopping offers and it gives Australians everywhere the chance to get out and about. If you're in Canberra this year and you're looking for a way to make the most of it, look no further.
Discover where to book your Boxing Day itinerary, what's on and where to eat come 26 December.
Top things to do on Boxing Day in Canberra
Treat yourself. No really, it's the end of the year and you deserve a relaxing massage to start the new year fresh and rejuvenated (and name a better time than Boxing Day). Take your pick from 45, 60 or even a 90 minute full body massage.
60-Minute Full Body Massage
90-Minute Full Body Massage
45-Minute Infrared Sauna Session
Do something a little different
If doing something outside of the box is up your alley, this is for you. From exploring Canberra's top bar locations to learning how to take off with a replica 737-800, these ideas are perfect for those of you who want an experience you'll never forget.
Jet Flight Simulator Experience
Bar Crawl Challenge
See the sights
There's nothing like being a tourist in your own city. Catch the main attractions in Canberra with visits to the National Zoo or be guided through the National Museum of Australia (perfect if the weather is a little grey).
National Museum of Australia Building and Architecture tour
Telstra Tower Observation Deck ticket
Canberra Scavenger Hunt
Binge watch your favourite shows
Because some days only need a good TV show and food delivered to your door. If leaving your house isn't on the agenda for 26 December, these streaming channels have you covered. From a classic romantic-comedy to action-packed blockbusters, there's sure to be a program that ticks all the boxes.
Have a picnic
Canberra may not be surrounded by shorelines but it does have the next best thing. Why not spend the day off relaxing by Lake Burley Griffin with your friends or family? Pack the picnic rug, sort out your favourite snacks and your Boxing Day plans are sorted.
Picnic Basket and Accessory Set
Waterproof Picnic Blanket Rug
Bamboo Screw-In Wine Table
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If you're keen on checking out the sales in-store on the 26 December, check out our guide on the Boxing Day sales in Canberra.
Boxing Day trading hours for attractions in Canberra
|Attraction||Boxing Day trading hours||Where to get tickets|
|Parliament House||9am to 5pm||Wotif|
|Australian War Memorial||10am to 5pm||Viator|
|National Museum of Australia||9am to 5pm||RedBalloon|
|Questacon - National Science||9am to 5pm||Experience Oz|
|Old Parliament House||9am to 5pm||Wotif|
|National Dinosaur Museum||10am to 5pm||Viator|
|National Zoo and Aquarium||9:30am to 5pm||RedBalloon|
|Australian National Botanical Gardens||8:30am to 5pm||Australian National Botanical Gardens|
|National Library of Australia||9am to 5pm||National Library of Australia|
|National Gallery of Australia||10am to 5pm||National Gallery of Australia|
|National Portrait Gallery||10am to 5pm||National Portrait Gallery|
Boxing Day trading hours for restaurants, cafes and bars in Canberra
|Venue||Trading hours||Where to book|
|BentSpoke||11am to 11pm||Groupon|
|Museum Cafe||9am to 4:30pm||Viator|
|Abika||11:30am to 9pm||Abika|
|Bicicletta||5pm to 10pm||Bicicletta|
|Capitol Bar and Grill||7am to 11am and 6pm to 9pm||Capitol Bar and Grill|
|Casey Jones||11am to 11pm||Casey Jones|
|Coffee Lab||8:30am to 4pm||Coffee Lab|
|The District||8am to 10pm||The District|
|The Duxton||12pm to 12am||The Duxton|
|Frugii||12pm to 11pm||Frugii|
|Grease Monkey||11am to 10pm||Grease Monkey|
|Highroad||8am to 3pm||Highroad|
|Hopscotch||11am to 12am||Hopscotch|
|Kokomo's||12pm to 3pm and 4pm to 2am||Kokomo's|
|Marble and Grain||7:30am to 9pm||Marble and Grain|
|Monster||7am to 11am and 2pm to 11pm||Monster|
|The Pedlar||6:30am to 10:30pm||The Pedlar|
|Teddy Pickers||8am to 2pm||Teddy Pickers|
|1 or 2 Cafe||6am to 4pm||1 or 2 Cafe|
|Conservatory Restaurant||8am to 11pm and 12pm to 2pm||Conservatory Restaurant|
|Double Shot||6am to 2pm||Double Shot|
|Muse||7am to 2pm||Muse|
|Ostani||7:30am to 11pm||Ostani|
|Portia's Place||11:30am to 2:30pm and 5pm to 10pm||Portia's Place|
|Portrait Cafe||9am to 4pm||Portrait Cafe|
|Urban Pantry||6:30am to 3pm||Urban Pantry|
|Walt and Burley||8am to 11pm||Walt and Burley|
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