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Canberra’s Best Group Activities

When you have lived in Canberra your whole life, it can be hard to find fun and exciting activities that your friendship group can all to do together. Voted as Lonely Planets third best city in the world to visit, Canberra has some great venues to get you and your friends together and out of the house. Whether it is a team bonding experience, a work Christmas party or just the need for an activity the whole friendship group can be a part of, there are plenty of places who have got you covered.


Escape Room – Riddle Room Canberra

Based in Mitchell, Riddle Room was Canberra’s first escape room and is rated number 1 on TripAdvisor Australia wide. Escape rooms are specially designed rooms where the participants are ‘locked’ in and need to solve a series of puzzles to escape the room. Riddle Room currently have four rooms running, two identical Nightmare Rooms, The Hotel Room and The Dungeon. Whilst they all give the challenger a unique experience, The Hotel Room was the most impressive. The room was completely keyless and lockless, which required the team to think in a different way. According to their social media, Riddle Room also has plans to expand. Building six new rooms in the space next door. This is a great way to get your team off their phones and thinking in a new way. At $40 per person, it’s time to grab your friends and start solving puzzles! They even won an Out In Canberra award!

Group Size: 2 – 8 People (per room)

Fun Factor: 4.5/5

Team work: 5/5

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Urban Axe Throwing – Axxe Canberra

Axe Throwing is relatively new to Canberra and many people don’t know it exists! Axxe Canberra, located in Fyshwick, is home to specially designed solid steel axes and wooden targets used to play fun axe throwing games. You do not need to have any experience throwing axes beforehand as the staff there will teach you all you have to know before you begin throwing. Both public and private lanes are available to book. At $50 per person for 2.5 hours of Axe throwing, there has never been a better time to throw on your flannel shirt and pick up your axe!

Group Size: 2 – 8 People (per lane)

Fun Factor: 4/5

Team work: 2/5

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League Finals! 7 weeks of axe throwing goodness has led up to tonight! #axxecanberra #axethrowing #canberra #watl #funthingstodo

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Go Karting – Power Kart Race Way

Go Karting is not new to the Canberra scene but is still a fun and competitive way to spend an afternoon. Power Kart Race Way in Griffith is one of three race way’s in Canberra but is arguably the best. The track has been expertly designed to provide a fun, safe go karting experience for first timer’s and experienced racers alike. Suitable for all drivers over the age of six, the whole family can have fun at the Power Kart Raceway. $32 will get you 14 laps around the course and the course can take up to 10 Karts per race. So head on down and see who will stand at the top of the podium!

Group Size: 2 – 10 People (per race)

Fun Factor: 5/5

Team work/Competition: 4.5/5


Putt Putt Golf – Jungle Golf

Jungle Golf is Canberra’s first glow in the dark mini golf course. It is an 18-hole jungle themed putt putt course inside of Power Kart Race Way. The air conditioned course is illuminated by special UV lights and is perfect for people of all ages. The cost comes to $15 per person and the course takes around 30-45 mins to complete. The course could easily be completed before, or after, your group takes the Go karts for a spin!


Group Size: 1 – Unspecified

Fun Factor: 4/5

Team work/Competition: 4/5

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Looks like our friends are keeping cooool in our Glow In The Dark Jungle! ⛳🦍🦁 No Bookings Required

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Ice skating – Phillip Swimming and Ice Skating Centre

Ice skating at Phillip Swimming and Ice Skating Centre has been a staple activity in any Canberran’s boredom list for years. However, nothing beats being able to watch your friends make a fool of themselves on the ice. The centre holds three public skating sessions daily and pricing varies between $15-$20 depending on the time you chose to skate. Unless you provide your own skates, skate hire is $5 per session. There are also multiple student deals available through their website, so if you and your friends study, you will be able to skate cheaper!


Group Size: 1 – Unspecified

Fun Factor: 4/5

Team work/Competition: 1/5



Canberra is one of the best cities for group entertainment. So make sure you get your friends, your family or some of your work colleagues out and about with one of the many activities available to you!


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