OK, so Manuka is not technically a suburb, it’s actually a designated entertainment precinct. Despite this, it’s worthy of its own mention.
The precinct falls mostly within Griffith, however small parts, such as St Christopher’s, are in Forrest. Manuka is one of Canberra’s oldest areas and retains a sense of charm through its heritage-listed buildings, including the cathedral and the Manuka Pool.
Shopaholics and foodies will delight in Manuka’s many offerings, from high-end shops to small boutiques and the many brunch options to satisfy your appetite.
Food is the cornerstone of Manuka, and you are more than spoilt for choice. For brunch head to the Lawns where there are many options.
For dinner, Trecento has an amazing margherita pizza.
See & do
Catch a game of cricket or Australian Rules at the historic UNSW Canberra Oval. Time it right and you could see the GWS Giants in action – the team plays three games at the oval each year.
For the warmer months, Manuka Pool is arguably Canberra’s best, purely based on its gorgeous art deco architecture.
Allhomes’ top pick of homes for rent in Manuka
$550 per week
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 car space
This beautifully appointed, fully furnished and equipped apartment is located in the heart of Manuka, surrounded by some of Canberra’s best restaurants and bars.
The loft-style property has a new bathroom, new laundry and new carpet and has been freshly painted throughout.
Upstairs, the bedroom features a large built-in wardrobe and additional storage, a large ensuite with oversized shower, a separate powder room and a full sized laundry.
Agent: Boris Property, Lee-Anne Radstaak 0447 539 643