The Best of Weston

Posted 16 Jun 2018

Story by CBR Canberra

Weston is named after a homestead that was built in the area around 1835. Today, it’s the place to go to soothe your soul, expand your mind, fill your tummy and kick some balls where a few famous boots have left their mark.

Good grounds for Rugby
Although there are several sports facilities in Weston, the Canberra Royals Rugby Union Club needs a special mention. This club has produced over 20 international representatives, including 7 Wallabies, 10 Wallaroos, and more than two dozen state representatives across the country.

Nature entwined
Featherston Gardens in the north of Weston, is an urban parkland that was designed in the 1970’s on 3.5 hectares of land. The magnificent gardens include a small arboretum, woodland gardens and basic picnic amenities. Follow the tranquil pathways and natural trails and we’re pretty sure you’ll find your soul.

Restaurants to dine for
Weston contains a highly diverse range of popular eateries. Choose from fresh produce and gourmet salads at the family-owned green grocer, or indulge the global foodie in you with Greek, Croatian seafood, Turkish, Chinese, Thai, Indian or Vietnamese cuisine or try Canberra’s only Filipino restaurant. And if you simply feel like a few beers and some footy the Raider’s Club or the Irish Club won’t disappoint.

The place of faith
Christians from many denominations as well as followers of the Bahá’í Faith and Sikh religion all have spiritual homes in Weston. There’s also a Hebrew and an Islamic School in the area.

Live and learn
Apart from the two schools mentioned above, the independent Orana Steiner school is located in Weston. And for those looking beyond high school, the Canberra Institute of Technology and the Australian Defence College’s Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies ensure that Weston is a pretty smart place to be.

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