National Film & Sound Archive
Lake Burley Griffin
Canoe, kayak and paddleboat hire ($15-30 per hour).
Australian National University
The attractive grounds of the ANU, founded in 1946, lie between Civic and Black Mountain and make for a pleasant wander. Drop into the...
The chefs at this casual restaurant inside the Diamant Hotel in the New Acton precinct make the most of seasonal, locally sourced and...
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Lonely Planet review
Set in a delightful art deco building, this archive preserves Australian moving-picture and sound recordings for posterity. The Sights + Sounds of a Nation exhibition is great to visit if the place is quiet, but incredibly frustrating when it's busy, as there is no soundproofing around the audiovisual exhibits. There are also temporary exhibitions, talks and film screenings in the Arc Cinema . Teatro Fellini Café serves coffee and simple lunches in the internal courtyard.