Within 10minutes walk from the hotel, visit Pine Island Reserve- a popular swimming and BBQ destination. For the keen bushwalkers, follow the 2 -hour trail including the return, to Point Hit Reserve with the Murrumbidgee River flowing alongside you. Upon return, enjoy a cool drink from our bar area in the restaurant – you will feel so invigorated after witnessing such spectacular scenery.
Questacon, the National Science & Technology Centre, is yet another of Canberra’s attractions for the whole family interested in science and technology. Again, just 20 minutes drive and open daily, it has more than 200 interactive exhibits including Deep Oceans, and the infamous “Freefall slide”. Fun for everyone, take advantage of our family packages and dinner & breakfast specials.
The Tuggerong Hyperdome, in Greenway is an easy stroll from the Alpha Hotel, Canberra. Featuring large supermarkets such as Coles and Woolworths, discount department stores, such as K-Mart & Big W, it also houses fashionable retail shops, cafes and pop-up shops. Catch the latest movie at the Limelight Cinema Complex & then walk back to the hotel for dinner in our restaurant and a drink in our lounge area. It is all so accessible!
Stromlo Forest Park boats a purpose-built event pavilion and recreational sporting facility for visitors to enjoy for leisure use, and for professionals involved in a wide range of competitive events.
Canberra’s Stromlo Forest Park has answered the call for more challenging circuits in Australia with the expansion of their jump trails, the Vapour Trail and Trump Card.
Riders from all over Australia are travelling to Canberra to experience Trump Card and Vapour Trail. In fact, both tracks have already been given the tick of approval by the experts at Flow Mountain Bike.
Known by locals as the “Grand Syringe”, take the time to see Canberra’s breathtaking views atop the 195metre high Telstra Tower. Drive 15 minutes from our hotel to Black Mountain. Visit the Telstra Heritage Museum, Panorama Café & Gift Shop and Executive Briefing Centre. For the totally indulgent, enjoy the 5 star revolving restaurant. In 85 minutes you will experience the 360 degrees of Canberra.
The bushwalking enthusiasts will appreciate the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Only a 15minute drive from the hotel, this venue is perfect as an environmental education area. Situated at the Namadgi National Park, between the Tidbinbilla and Gibraltar Ranges, south of Canberra, the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is home to a variety of plants and animals, including those that are rare, threatened and endangered. Suitable for families and school groups, enjoy guided tours, bike riding on the sealed roads and the picnic areas provided. The kids will be entertained by the Discovery Playground, where they can pump water, ride a flying fox and view a large sun dial. Ask our Receptionist for directions and maps of this attraction.
For the fit and active staying at the Alpha Hotel Canberra is ideal. Why not use our new health spa features all the latest gym & fitness equipment? Enjoy running on the treadmill as you overlook the stunning Canberra bush land with inquisitive kangaroos grazing nearby. If you prefer outdoor exercise, only 5 minutes walk from the hotel is Lake Tuggeranong Parkland. Running tracks around the shoreline surround this beautiful lake where you can take advantage of the stunning natural surrounds. Jog back to the hotel and treat yourself to a big country style breakfast- you deserve it!