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Kingston Canberra Australian Capital Territory Australia

Situated in south of Canberra alongside Lake Burley Griffin, Kingston is a pleasant drive of some 15 - 20 minutes from central Canberra.

Kingston - History

In the 1900s, when Canberra was being built Kingston was the area designated for portable wooden cottages for the building workers. The original housing at Westlake was demolished after World War II and replaced with modern brick cottages. Now with a population of some 2400 souls, Kingston is one of Canberra's most exclusive suburbs. High value homes sit alongside beautiful Lake Burley Griffin on land that was formerly an industrial area of Canberra.

Kingston - Attractions

The Kingston Shopping Centre is one of the Canberra's earliest shopping areas where old-style specialty shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs add to the Kingston experience. The old early twentieth century Kingston Powerhouse and the Canberra railway station are interesting. The Bus Station Markets is an extraordinary cacophony of sights and sounds every Sunday morning; explore the huge former station, see delightful works of artisans and artists in wood, pottery, metals and wool; barter for antiques; enjoy freshly cooked meals, wines, pickles and browse the unique fashions alongside the throngs of Canberra locals and 'in the know' visitors. Kingston has excellent access to the attractions of Canberra: the lakeside attractions of Canberra, the Canberra Convention Centre, the National War Memorials, Museums, Art Gallery, theatres and shows and shops.