So we started our drive bright and early at 6:30am to arrive in Canberra at 9:30am. I was dropped off by Lake Burley Griffin to be more specific at Mr Spokes Bike Hire.
I hired a bike for 2 hours for $25 and set off East. I was on a mission to conquer at least half of the lake.
Never fear when Google is near. I was back on track in no time riding through Jerrabomberra Wetlands and then the lovely Kingston.
With a few quick stops for photos I was only gone an hour and a half and was happy for a drink and some food.
It was amazing to see how much room Canberra has to grow, not to mention the sun burnt countryside.
Now you’re wondering where this place is? Well, it is where some fires were a couple of years back and it could be known as Stromlo Forest.
There was no cost to enter but the parking was $2 for an hour.
We then headed across the bridges to the Old Parliament House for Enlighten.
We enjoyed the live music outside Questacon where we waited for the light display to start. We were amazed at the displays on the National Library of Australia, Questacon, National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery of Australia and absolutely loved the Old Parliament House.
We drove and found plenty of parking behind the Old Parliament House. As we were leaving at 8:30pm there were cars still coming in and if they were patient would get a spot.
The best thing about events in Canberra is that they put on a free shuttle bus from the civic centre to the main venue.
Next year I would love to explore Enlighten more, so until next trip!