Woman walking through National Gallery of Australia in Canberra © Visit Canberra

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra , Australian Capital Territory © VisitCanberra

How to shop Canberra, with Katarina Kroslakova

Ovolo Nishi space with local furnishings in NewAction © VisitCanberra

Ovolo Nishi, NewAction, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © VisitCanberra

Top tip

The NewActon suburb revolves around the Ovolo Nishi hotel. “There are events and markets and jazz bands, and often exhibits in the foyer of the Ovolo,” Katarina says. “It’s very bohemian and vibrant.”

Vintage accessories from Pink Inc on Lonsdale Street in Braddon © VisitCanberra

Pink Inc, Braddon, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © VisitCanberra

The suburb really attracts all kinds, from university students to upscale shoppers.

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Unmissable experience

For art and design of a different kind, the Canberra Glassworks in Kingston is “great for local arts”, Katarina says. “You can make your own glass product or enjoy one of their regular exhibitions.”