10 Things to do in Canberra

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis on January 29, 2016

Things to do in Canberra

We were recently featured on Visit Canberra where 10 of our photos were used to display the beauty that is Canberra. We feel honoured to be recognised by such a prominent organisation and we would like to share this moment with you.

The following passage is taken from Visit Canberra’s Facebook Page:

We love to share different views of Canberra and from the moment Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis arrived in the nation’s capital they caught our attention on social media with their colourful images and enthusiasm for exploring.

The travel aficionados moved to Canberra from the island of Singapore after years of travelling as far and wide as their time and budget could accommodate. “We named those journeys as holidays or adventures but in reality we were looking for a place to call home. We visited Canberra in 2012 and knew instantly that she was going to be our forever home and here we are!” Rosemarie said.

Rosemarie’s love for travel was inspired by her parents who shared stories and ‘treasures’ from their own trips. “It was their globetrotting spirit that laid the seed of wanderlust and photography in me,” she said. “Today, I too globetrot with Joseph whose love for photography is as much as mine; we take lots of photos and tell our own tales through imagery and words on our blog – Travel and Beyond.”

After moving to Canberra, Rosemarie and Joseph quickly discovered the Territory’s most photogenic features – “nature and food”. “The air is clean and crisp and mobs of kangaroos sometimes watch us along the roadside. The city is full of lakes and parks and a beautiful day would draw us out to soak it all in and snap a few shots while we’re at it. The restaurants cook up a storm and create some amazing food that sometimes looks almost too good to eat,” Joseph said. “Storytelling and photos go hand-in-hand. If one person is inspired enough to explore or try what we just have, that’s further inspiration for us to capture Canberra through our lenses.”

Their number one tip for taking a great image is patience. “We are rarely ever in control of what we are trying to capture. Scenes often unfold differently from how we planned it in our heads. Wanting something to be where we want it, but it’s not and maybe never will be is where we believe patience comes into play. Sometimes that shot you didn’t think would be good turns out great when you go home and view it on your monitor,” Rosemarie said.

If you have any questions about Rosemarie and Joseph’s beautiful images or photography, feel free to ask them. You can see more of their photos on Instagram at www.instagram.com/travelnbeyond/

The nation’s capital is our home and we are taking this opportunity to list ten of our favourite things to do in Canberra.

#1 Visit the Floriade


#2 Have a picnic at Gibraltar Falls


#3 Dine at the Museum Cafe


#4 Take a stroll by Lake Burley Griffin


#5 Experience Night Fest


#6 Get on board a sunset cruise


#7 Try the vegan pancake by Broadbean Catering


#8 Visit the water birds at Lake Ginninderra


#9 Breakfast at Elk and Pea


#10 Gaze at the beauty of the National Arboretum


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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Julie Small January 29, 2016 at 12:09 pm

Great photos guys and congrats on being featured!!!


Rosemarie John January 29, 2016 at 12:36 pm

Thank you, Julie! 🙂


Paula McInerney January 30, 2016 at 9:15 am

Loved Elk and Pea, and have ticked everything off the list, except a picnic at Gibraltar Falls. Must be time to visit my sister in Canberra again.
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Krista January 30, 2016 at 12:23 pm

Congratulations!! Your work is excellent and very worthy of being featured. 🙂 I especially love the arboretum photo. Fantastic!
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Elissa January 31, 2016 at 9:24 pm

Your photos really are amazing, great to see them being recognised. Great ideas about good things to try in Canberra.
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Serina Huang January 31, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Thank you for capturing Canberra in such a beautiful and innovative way. Seen through your eyes I am rediscovering the vibrancy of my own city.
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Fiona @ London-Unattached February 1, 2016 at 2:57 am

amazing photography. Now I just need to come and visit Canberra!
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Hitch-Hikers Handbook February 1, 2016 at 3:04 am

It looks fantastic! I had no idea there was so much to do there! I love your pictures, too!
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Rosemary February 1, 2016 at 7:15 am

Great pictures…no wonder you got featured! Congratulations. Love your story as well 🙂
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Eileen February 1, 2016 at 1:04 pm

Fantastic photos! Congrats on the feature!


Anna @ shenANNAgans February 1, 2016 at 7:08 pm

You guys are absolutely amazing, I love that you are being recognised for all the awesome you do. Congratulations. I feel a bit like a stalker when it comes to your photos, I like the whole flippin lot of them. 🙂
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Nadia February 1, 2016 at 7:32 pm

I’d really like to go for a cruise on the lake. Do you think the other patrons would mind if we brought out kids?
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Evelyne CulturEatz February 9, 2016 at 11:15 am

Wow that is such an honor, congrats and the pics are gorgeous!
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Tandy | Lavender and Lime February 9, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Looks like a really amazing place to visit 🙂
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