Make a stop at this suburban shopping oasis in Canberra’s inner south region, for gourmet foods, fashion, coffee and specialty stores.
Experience a friendly village atmosphere at Manuka Shopping Centre, which provides interesting outlets for everyday needs, entertainment and luxuries all in one location. Visit for essential services and stay for the restaurants, fashion and gift shops, all in close proximity to Canberra’s major attractions.
At the corner of Flinders Way and Franklin Street is the most prominent centre, Manuka Terrace. In this welcoming multi-storey plaza, find all you need for your Canberra stay. Stock your kitchen at the supermarket and browse more than 20 shops. Make use of the carpark with nearly 600 car spaces. Choose from a collection of fast-food outlets or dine at the Japanese or Middle Eastern gourmet restaurants.
West of Flinders Way, discover Manuka Village, with more food from around the world, beauty salons and fashion boutiques. Handy services fan out across numerous blocks between Franklin Street and Bougainville Street. If you’re looking for a chemist, bank, tailor or bottle shop, these streets will serve your needs. Enjoy coffee, burgers, barbecue, Thai, Italian, Chinese food or sushi. Find tables for outdoor dining on the footpath in the shade of wide trees. Then see a movie at the Greater Union Theatre.
When your shopping bags are full, wander around Griffith, the suburb surrounding the Manuka commercial district. Along with neighbouring Kingston, Griffith is becoming a very popular precinct for quality dining and nightlife.
From Manuka Shopping Centre make the short walk to the spacious cricket ground of Manuka Oval, also known as StarTrack Oval, as well as nearby St. Paul’s Church and St. Christopher’s Cathedral. On a warm day, swim at the unique art deco baths of Manuka Swimming Pool, just north of the cricket ground. For a longer walk on a sunny day, stroll north around Manuka Circle, through Telopea Park to the banks of Lake Burley Griffin. Alternatively, head south for a picnic in Griffith Park.