Kingston Foreshore

Restaurants, galleries, markets and more. A great place to relax with friends or explore for hours

Accommodation near the bustling Kingston Foreshore

The Kingston Foreshore, only a 5 minute drive from The Diplomat Boutique Hotel, is quickly becoming the place to be seen. With so much to see and do at the Kingston Foreshore, you’ll find you’ll need a few days to explore it all. Book a bed and breakfast package at The Diplomat Boutique Hotel to make the most of your stay in Canberra.

Hotel Accommodation

Rooms and suites in At Diplomat Boutique Hotel offer a range of bedding configurations as well as bespoke features like a book depository, bike hire, pillow room, in-room workouts, customisable SMART TV with web access to a range of Apps, wireless internet and Foxtel. Larger rooms have a kitchenette, and the hotel also offers a swimming pool, sauna, gym and free undercover parking. There’s also a unique restaurant onsite with a library that’s open for breakfast and dinner.

The Kingston Foreshore

Within walking distance to Diplomat Boutique Hotel, the newly landscaped harbourside precinct at the Kingston Foreshore represents modern day life with many high quality eateries featuring cuisines from around the world. Dine in one of the many restaurants and cafes, or stop for a drink in one of the lively bars. The attractive waterfront area continues to grow with new restaurants and shops opening to provide a bustling precinct open right through the week.
Complementing the buzz of the restaurant hub are the tranquil parks and open recreation spaces along the waterfront. Fitness lovers will enjoy walking through the Jerrabomberra Wetlands or the Norgrove Park and Eco-Pond, and those who love the water can hire a kayak or canoe and look back at the bustling foreshore.

Old Bus Depot Markets

Explore Canberra’s most vibrant markets, the Old Bus Depot Markets, open every Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Renowned for supporting the locals, you’ll find over 200 stalls with hand crafted jewellery, arts and photography, beauty products, fashion and accessories, garden and home wares, loads of things for the kids and best of all, an array of fresh food and beverage goodies from around the world. There’s even buskers, musicians and performers to keep you entertained.

The Canberra Glassworks

The Canberra Glassworks is also a major attraction on the Kingston Foreshore. Located in the historical Kingston Powerhouse, it’s Australia’s only cultural centre dedicated to providing glassworks facilities to glass artists. You can meet artists and watch them create spectacular pieces, view exhibitions, take a tour and even make something for yourself to take home in a glassmaking class on the weekend. Donations are encouraged upon entry, and fees do apply for workshops, tours and special events. Open Tuesday to Sunday (although closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day) from 10am to 4pm.

The Canberra International Music Festival

The Kingston Foreshore also hosts many of the performances in Canberra’s annual International Music Festival. Most of the contemporary and classical performances, interactive installations and video projections are held in the historic Fitters’ Workshop, the Jack Ross Park and along the promenade. Held in the first half of each year, it’s best to check the Canberra International Music Festival website for the latest performance times.

Book your stay at Diplomat Boutique Hotel

With so much to see and do at the Kingston Foreshore, you can see why staying so close at Diplomat Boutique Hotel is a great idea. You can book your stay online at, contact one of the friendly staff on 02 6295 2277, or by email at