Home to the Prime Minister and foreign diplomats, when it comes to gracious living, the suburb of Deakin is right on the money.

The leafy residential suburb is one of Canberra’s most popular postcodes, just ask the Prime Minister. Among the pretty postwar houses you’ll find the official residence of the country’s leader, as well as a series of grand embassy buildings and the heritage-listed complex of the Royal Australian Mint. Go on a journey through geological history when you discover the volcanic rise of Mount Painter and the Yarralumla Formation.