Barton is a suburb of Canberra located on the eastern side of Capital Hill and Parliament House. It was named after Sir Edmund Barton, Australia’s first Prime Minister.  Although home to many Government institutions and administrative buildings, Barton is increasingly known as a foodie favorite. There is a good selection of cafes, restaurants and bars to explore and its convenient location makes it an ideal place to take a break while exploring Canberra’s sights.

Quick Facts

Barton is a suburb of Canberra in Australian Capital Territory. It is located approximately 4kms from the capital Canberra covering an area of 2.15 square kilometers. Barton has a recorded population of 1439 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.

If you are planning a visit to Barton we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Barton and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.

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