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Like dining out and forests? Get away to romantic Forrest!

Venture to Manuka Oval and Parliament House—just two of the top sights around Forrest, a city also notable for its restaurants and shopping.

Where to stay in Forrest

Capital Hill

Capital Hill

4/5Very Good!(21 area reviews)

The abundant dining options and interesting museums are top of the list for many visitors to Capital Hill. A stop by Parliament House or National Gallery of Australia might round out your trip.

Capital Hill
Manuka Shopping Centre which includes street scenes and autumn leaves

Manuka

While Manuka might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Manuka Oval and Parliament House.

Manuka

Top Hotels in Forrest

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Forrest Hotel and Apartments
Forrest Hotel and Apartments
3.5 out of 5
30 National Circuit, Forrest, ACT
$55
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

Located in Capital Hill, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Parliament House, Old Parliament House, and National Gallery of Australia. Australian War Memorial ...

4/5Very Good! (1,838 reviews)

"Property is located in a quiet area within walking distance of shops and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Forrest Hotel and Apartments
Rydges Capital Hill
Rydges Capital Hill
3.5 out of 5
Corner Canberra Ave & National Circuit, Forrest, ACT

Located in Capital Hill, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Manuka Shopping Centre and Manuka Oval. Parliament House and Lake Burley Griffin are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,673 reviews)

"The staff were very friendly and the facilities like the pool, gym and spa were great. Breakfast was ample and very tasty."…"

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2020

Rydges Capital Hill
Pavilion on Northbourne
Pavilion on Northbourne
4.5 out of 5
242 Northbourne Avenue, Dickson, ACT
$54
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra Centre, and Australian National University. National ...

4.1/5Very Good! (3,400 reviews)

"Great value for money. Restaurant meal was amazing"…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020

Pavilion on Northbourne

Popular things to do in Forrest

National Gallery of Australia
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National Gallery of Australia

4.5/5(32 reviews)

Australia’s national gallery has objects from across Asia and the Pacific, European and American works, and indigenous, colonial and contemporary Australian art. 

Australian War Memorial
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Australian War Memorial

5/5(54 reviews)

Wander the halls of this monument to learn about the battles fought by Australians, see military hardware and admire artworks.

Parliament House
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Parliament House

4.5/5(48 reviews)

Admire the scale, architecture and artwork of the building where Australia’s politicians make the big decisions. 

National Museum of Australia
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National Museum of Australia

4.5/5(40 reviews)

Explore the vast collection of Aboriginal art and artifacts, learn about the country’s colonial past, and see maps, vehicles, weapons and jewelry. 

Lake Burley Griffin
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Lake Burley Griffin

4.5/5(21 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Lake Burley Griffin, a popular spot to commune with nature in Acton. Wander the college campus and gardens in the area.

Questacon
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Questacon

4.5/5(6 reviews)

Join the kids for a day of learning about the wonders of science and technology at Australia’s national science centre.

Top activities in Forrest

Australian Institute of Sport Tour
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Australian Institute of Sport Tour

96% of travellers recommend
$8
Per adult
Cockington Green Gardens Tickets
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Cockington Green Gardens Tickets

94% of travellers recommend
$8
Per adult
Canberra Discovery Tour - Australia's Capital by Gray Line
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Canberra Discovery Tour - Australia's Capital by Gray Line

$126
Per adult
Canberra Full-Day Tour from Sydney
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Canberra Full-Day Tour from Sydney

92% of travellers recommend
$106
Per adult
Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight
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Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

$220
Per adult
National Museum of Australia - Highlights Tour
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National Museum of Australia - Highlights Tour

$7
Per adult

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Oct 9, 2018

National Library had a great cafe and Captain Cook Exhibit.