Travelling is a fantastic way to open our minds to new ideas and experiences, it’s great when we need to relax and refresh, and it’s a whole lot of fun. It can however, get expensive and mean that we aren’t able to jet off as often as we’d like. Luckily, travelling doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, and you can still have a new and exciting experience without breaking the bank. We have put together 7 tips to help you on your way to planning your next getaway to Canberra.
1- Stay somewhere with a kitchen. Lets face it, eating out can get expensive. You can still enjoy a few meals out when travelling on a budget, but if you buy some staples to make breakfast and perhaps lunch you will save a lot of money.
2- Shop at local farmer’s markets. Not only are farmer’s markets a fun experience, the fruits, vegetables and meats are fresher and generally cheaper than their supermarkets counterparts. In Canberra we love the Capital Region Farmer’s Market.
3- Relax with a wine in your apartment. This can be a nice alternative to heading out for a drink if you want a rewind after a busy day. A 10 minute walk from One of a Kind Apartments is Ainslie Cellars, a local bottle shop specialising in wine from Canberra and the surrounding regions.
4- Walk and ride bicycles to get around. This will save you money and you will get to experience the real feel of the city. Furthermore, you will likely meet some interesting people and run into cool sights that you would not have otherwise noticed. At our apartments we provide free bicycles for our guests to borrow.
5- Check out the free activities in the city. In Canberra we have ample free activities, for instance: Floriade, film and sound archives, Australian War Memorial, Canberra Glassworks, and ANZAC parade to name a few.
6- Get outside! Going for a bush walk or hike will get your endorphins flowing, you’ll get to see local wildlife, and best of all its free! Check out the Australian National Botanical Gardens, Mt. Stromlo, Lake Burley Griffin Foreshore, or the views at the Mount Ainslie lookout.
7- Travel during non-peak seasons. Accommodation prices will generally be cheaper during quiet times, and often accommodation providers will also offer last minute discounts if you book close to your stay. Keep an eye on TripAdvisor for the latest deals and specials.