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Canberra Day 3

On our last day in Canberra we had almost half a day to spend before embarking on our drive home.

Mount Ainslie: Mount Ainslie Dr, Majura ACT
We decided to brave the 0 degree morning and visit the other popular lookout point, Mount Ainslie.

Standing on the little hill there, it was hard to see the sunrise because of trees in the way. Perhaps it would have been better at night? We did eventually leave the top and tried to find the best viewpoint from behind the trees.
IMG_3851 copyIMG_3862 copyThere’s also a lookout with a great sweeping view of Canberra, as below. It really shows you how carefully the structure of the Australian capital was planned.
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Penny University: 15 Kennedy St, Kingston ACT
Our last brunch was at Penny University, on a little suburban street of shops. The fitout was cute with a rustic and nanna sort of feel.

PennyUnUnfortunately the food was nothing special, your standard breakfast that wouldn’t stand up against Melbourne’s creative dishes. However, the iced tea presentation was a bit quirky!

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On our way out, we got curious about the nutella ‘bronut’ at the counter, which was a combination of brioche and a donut. We got one for the road – it was covered by a decent amount of nutella but I would have preferred some filling inside. I guess that’s not the point of brioche!

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Lake Burley-Griffin
For our final destination, we decided to drop by the lake as we had driven past it so often during our stay.

IMG_4089 copyIt seems to be quite a central place, with many people taking their morning run and cycles around it.

IMG_3964 copyWe spotted people riding these distinct, red pedal cars and found the place to hire them, Mr Spokes. It cost about $40 and you have to take the set route alongside the lake, up to the National Carillon, a bell tower, and back.

The Carillon adds a nice touch to the lake scenery, but there’s not much to do there except listen to it. So incorporating it into a bike ride made it a bit more interesting.

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IMG_4020 copyThree people is a good number to have – two people pedal and then you can take turns having a rest!

IMG_3939 copyThere were some lovely views and you could see a few landmarks. The locals around the lake made it feel less like you were just a random tourist, but more just someone enjoying their central meeting place (we even met this cutie below). It was a nice and peaceful end to our trip to the capital!

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If you have any questions about my trip, feel free to comment below!
If you missed it, click the following for Part 1 and Part 2.



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