Whats On Around Me?


While you’re staying at the Canberra Carotel, why not check out what’s on around you.

Canberra has a great deal to offer to visitors of all kinds; the great outdoors, politics, art, great restaurants, cafes and bars, there’s plenty to see and do during your stay at the Canberra Carotel. We highly recommend that you explore the wide variety of walking and mountain bike trails on Mount Majura, conveniently located at the Carotel’s back door. You can also view the bush capital’s amazing array of plant and animal species on the Canberra Nature Map.

We are within walking distance for guests attending events such as…

  • Summernats
  • Folk Festival
  • Farmers Markets
  • Canberra Show
  • Handmade Markets

  • Most major tourist destinations and events are within a 15 minute drive from Carotel.

    The Carotel Motel will happily cater to all the needs of all sporting groups, from complimentary secure storage through to catering facilities. We are an ideal choice for all sporting groups attending events in Canberra.

    Here are some more events and activities we think are worthwhile:


    green-dot[1]Canberra Carotel

    We are located at 170 Aspinall St.
    Watson, A.C.T. 2602, Australia

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    blueA[1]Parliament House

    Distance from Carotel: 10km / 13 min

    Parliament House is open to visitors every day of the year except for Christmas Day. The building is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm during non-sitting weeks and later during sitting weeks. Please refer to the calendar or contact Visitor Services on 02 6277 5399 for more information.

    blueC[1]National Gallery of Australia

    Distance from Carotel: 11.8km / 15 min

    The National Gallery of Australia’s collections include more than 160,000 works of art across four main areas: Australian art, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander art, Asian art and European and American art.

    Works in the Gallery are part of Australia’s national collection. They belong to the people of Australia and are preserved and presented for their enjoyment and education. It is the Gallery’s intention to make the collection as widely appreciated as possible both in Australia and overseas.

    blueB[1]Dickson Precinct

    Distance from Carotel: 4.5km / 6min

    Eat your way around the world in Dickson! Try a meal in the small flourishing China Town. Choose from Vietnamese, Malaysian, Turkish, Italian, Indian, Thai and Ethiopian. Try one of Trinity Bar’s many cocktails. Drink fine ale and grab a steak at O’Neil’s Irish Pub. Eat a giant schnitzel at the Tradies Club. After you’ve eaten, get inspired at ANCA art gallery.

    blueD[1]Exhibition Park

    Distance from Carotel: 950m / 2min

    With official Centenary celebrations just around the corner Canberra is buzzing with excitement. Many of the annual events held at Exhibition Park will have special features this year celebrating the last 100 years of life in Canberra. We are thrilled to be a part of this special year for the local Canberra community. Keep a lookout on our “What’s on Calendar” for special Centenary events.

    blueE[1]Central Business District (CBD)

    Distance from Carotel: 6.8km / 9 min

    blueF[1]Mr Spokes Bike Hire

    Distance from Carotel: 10.5km / 13 min

    blueG[1]Yowani Golf Club

    Distance from Carotel: 5.6km / 8 min

    blueH[1]Australian Institute of Sport

    Distance from Carotel: 9.1km / 12 min

    blueI[1]Canberra Racecourse

    Distance from Carotel: 4.1km / 6 min

    blueJ[1]National Zoo & Aquarium

    Distance from Carotel: 15.7km / 16 min

    blueK[1]Australian War Memorial

    Distance from Carotel: 9.3km / 12 min


    Distance from Carotel: 10.8km / 13 min