An architectural icon inspired by the fluid nature of light, Illume fuses distinguished design and culture into a single masterpiece of living.



Manuka, October 1953 — Courtesy ACT Heritage Library

Griffith & Manuka

There is no more prestigious address in Canberra than the inner south. Close to the political heart of the nation, Manuka and Kingston are defined by gracious tree-lined streets, exclusive boutiques and cosmopolitan cafés and restaurants.

Illume’s location instantly allows you to engage in local living.


A shady pedestrian link from Light Street puts the many delights of Manuka and Kingston on Illume’s doorstep. Coffee on the lawns, an aperitivo at sunset, dinner and a movie, or simply shopping for life’s necessities — it’s all just a step away.

Opposite Illume, parkland provides a foreground to views towards Red Hill.

Across Canberra Avenue, a lush green corridor leads you to the shores
of Lake Burley Griffin. Along the way, the historic Manuka Pool and Manuka Oval are yours to enjoy within minutes of this enviable location.

Franklin Street, Manuka.
Urban Pantry
Belluci’s Manuka

Canberra’s inner south plays host to local breakfast favourites, sunny spots for long lunching and a plethora of distinctive dining for memorable evenings out. Residents of Illume couldn’t be more spoilt for choice.


With fresh pasta made daily, a Marana Forni pizza oven and house-made gelato, this Italian-family restaurant serves authentic regional cuisine made straight from the heart.

250m walk


Belluci’s is an iconic name in Canberra, having been established more than 20 years ago. Belluci’s serve up simple, rustic, traditional Italian and with modern flair.

500m walk


Modern Australian cuisine set in a heritage listed building. Caph’s is an iconic dining venue in the heart of Manuka, and is the only restaurant in the region that has continued trading since 1926.

450m walk

Joe’s Bar

A small bar celebrating big things — fine produce, fine wine and family ties.

A curious and nocturnal meeting place to enjoy a curated wine list, classic cocktails and contemporary Italian fare and Joe’s is an intimate place to gather, experience and engage.

250m walk


Beers, wine, spirits and cocktails with a mixture of quirky share plates and modernised pub food that’s been elevated to sit within contemporary cuisine.

350m walk

Urban Pantry

Light-filled, casual dining venue in the heart of iconic Manuka Lawns serving a seasonal, contemporary, local menu.

450m walk

Joe’s Bar
Joe’s Bar
Urban Pantry

Manuka’s restaurants and cafés are surrounded by retail. From speciality boutiques to high-end fashion, its village and character is one which locals are proud of, and where visitors seek to stay a while.

Carla Zampatti

One of Australia’s most influential fashion designers, Carla Zampatti creates high end designer fashion with a distinct signature style.


Stylish and sustainable, Cable Melbourne is a premium Australian fashion and knitwear label for women, centred around high-end design and construction with a commitment to sustainable manufacturing.

Manuka Flowers

A family-owned florist studio established in 1995. All fresh flowers are sourced direct from interstate and local growers, arriving at the studio daily to ensure variety and quality.

M.J. Bale

Supremely-tailored men’s suits, tuxedos, jackets, shirts, and more — offering everything the modern man needs to look and feel his best in any given situation.


Open seven days until late, Paperchain Bookstore is known to locals for its customer service, knowledgeable staff, and thoughtful selection and diversity of books.

Vintage Cellars

Vintage Cellars evoke the same romantic sense of opening a bottle of wine, into the experience of purchasing a bottle. From all corners of the globe, if it’s a drop worth knowing about, you can expect to find it on the shelves.

Muse Café, Wine & Books
M.J. Bale
Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets

Perfectly positioned, Illume’s surroundings are home to not only day-to-day necessities, but a myriad of amenities — inclinations seeping into the fabric of every-day life.

Capitol Cinemas

With six cinemas with 35mm projection featuring Dolby surround sound, Event Cinemas ‘Capitol Cinemas’ Manuka is the conveniently placed for residents to catch the latest films.

500m walk

Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets

A local institution and Canberra’s oldest markets, Fyshwick Markets offer unparalleled quality, range and convenience in one location.

2.3km / 4min drive


Nestled in the heritage rich and vibrant suburb of Kingston are some of the most popular spots in Canberra for bite to eat, a cup of coffee or a special night out. Further down the road will bring you to the waterfront of the Kingston Foreshore, Canberra’s only urban waterside community.

750m walk

Manuka Oval

With a seating capacity of 13,550 Manuka Oval plays host to many local and national AFL matches, as well as local and international cricket including the iconic PM’s XI match.

450m walk

Old Bus Depot Markets

Fine handcrafted homewares, jewellery, art, clothing, furniture, plants, coffee and heavenly food are just a number of reasons why people make their way to the Old Bus Depot Markets each Sunday.

1.3km walk / 3min drive

Manuka Pool

Relax and enjoy the character of Canberra’s first pool, officially opened on January 26th, 1931. set on two hectares of grassland with ample shade, Manuka Pool will officially reopen in late 2019 following major upgrades.

700m walk

Manuka Swimming Pool
Telopea Park
Manuka Park

Illume Griffith

Light St
Griffith ACT 2603