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The locals say it’s only the savvy tourists that find their way to  Queanbeyan, New South Wales. This pleasant little city is only a 15-minute ride from the Australian capital, Canberra, but once you get there it’s like you’re stepping into a time machine to an era when life wasn’t as crazy as it is today. Just to make one thing clear, you can easily get to Queanbeyan by bus, or better yet by taxi, since it’s such a short drive.

Queanbeyan is perfect for a short trip as there are surprisingly many interesting things to do here.

Queanbeyan Aquatic Centre

It’s a very elegant and impeccably clean place where you can take your kids for a wonderful experience. You have a large indoor pool, but if you visit during summer you’ll probably prefer the outdoor pool, while the kids can enjoy the wet play area.

You can easily spend the whole day there, as the centre also has barbecues and kiosk facilities.

Queanbeyan Golf Club

What would you say about an 18-hole golf course in a spectacular location, with superb views of the bushland area? Yes, you can find such a place in the city of Queanbeyan. If you’re staying at one of the city’s hotels or villas, just call a Queanbeyan taxi cab and ask the driver to take you to the club. Be careful, as it is usually crowded on Friday nights so you’d better book in advance. Oh, and they have a great restaurant and bar!

The Scar Dog Park and BMX Track

If you’re travelling with your furry companion he’ll love The Scar, which has two fenced areas suitable for large or small dogs. If you do not have a dog, but you love dirt bikes this is the place for you. The BMX Track has tracks for riders of all levels. It’s a great place for both beginners and experienced riders who are up for a challenge.

The park is a bit far from the city centre so it’s best if you get a taxi to go there.

Ciao Cafe

Even the most enthusiastic tourists feel the need to sit down and grab a bite at some point. There are many good restaurants in Queanbeyan, but if you’re looking for something special try the Ciao Cafe, which is famous in the whole region. They can always offer you a light meal, but it’s the sweets that made them famous, not to mention the coffee. You’ll have a hard time choosing between the many desserts on display and you’ll probably want to come back the next day, too, if you’re still in town.

Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre

If you’re lucky and they have a show on, don’t hesitate to end your trip to Queanbeyan with a visit to The Q, as the locals call it. The Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre offers local professional or amateur performances, as well as touring shows.

Such shows often end late in the evening but don’t worry this city is totally safe for you to walk back to your hotel or you can call a taxi if you prefer.

No matter what you choose, one thing is certain, you’ll have lots of fun in Queanbeyan.