Beat the heat at the National Arboretum Canberra

Released 15/01/2014

Canberrans are encouraged to escape the heat this week in the cool surrounds of the Village Centre at the National Arboretum Canberra.

"The Village Centre offers the ideal sanctuary to escape the heat but still enjoy the summer period. It is the perfect place to enjoy panoramic views of Canberra in an air conditioned environment," Jason Brown, General Manager, National Arboretum Canberra said today.

"There are cold drinks on offer in Sprout Cafe, a retail shop with a diverse range of local products available and plenty of indoor interactive experiences to keep the kids entertained. "The National Arboretum is also an exceptional venue to host an event or function during the warmer period. People can entertain in a world-class facility with the most breathtaking views of Canberra in the background.

"The summer period also offers a unique event experience with the view changing throughout the evening as guests enjoy the sunset over a backdrop of the city."

Mr Brown also reminded visitors of the strict no smoking and no open flame policy on site. "With the current spell of hot weather, in the interest of public safety we remind all visitors that the National Arboretum Canberra is a flame free and strictly non-smoking site.

"Practicing safe fire aware behavior is imperative at a site like this. I cannot stress enough the importance of abiding to the no smoking and no open flame policy on site," said Mr Brown.

For up-to-date information on any Total Fire Ban declarations, visit the ACT Emergency Services Agency website, follow @ACT_ESA on Twitter or like ACT Emergency Services Agency on Facebook.

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