Visit Canberra

Discover unexpected delights

Canberra, home of the Australian story where attractions and hidden gems deliver an array of unexpected delights.

Experience what it means to be Australian in Canberra through our national attractions, festivals and events that celebrate our identity, culture, history, Indigenous heritage, politics, art, sport and vibrant landscape.



Canberra is the only Australian city where you can see the international exclusive exhibitions James Turrell: A Retrospective at the National Gallery of Australia, In the Flesh at the National Portrait Gallery, and Keepsakes: Australians And The Great War at the National Library of Australia.



Explore the great outdoors on Canberra’s extensive cycle paths, world-class mountain biking and city walking trails. Discover Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Namadgi National Park, learn about native flora in the botanic gardens or enjoy a walk among rare and symbolic trees at the newly opened National Arboretum Canberra.


Food & wine

The Canberra region has so much to offer food and wine lovers. Delve into an array of stylish restaurants, bars and shops brimming with local produce and wine and chat to local winemakers at their cellar door — there are more than 33 wineries in a picturesque rural setting just 35 minutes drive from the city.


Family fun

Canberra also offers plenty of fun for families.  Questacon makes learning about science fun for kids with a range of interactive activities.  There are also family-friendly museums and galleries, the Australian Institute of Sport, Cockington Green Gardens and the National Zoo and Aquarium to entertain kids of any age.


Plan your trip

Find all the information you need to plan your trip on Canberra’s official tourism website or download a free iPad edition of the 2015 Canberra Capital Region Visitor Guide from the App Store. The iPad app features extra content in the form of videos, feature articles and images and includes website link to key products.


Visitor info

The Canberra and Region Visitors Centre is located at 330 Northbourne Avenue, Dickson. It’s on the main road into the city from Melbourne or Sydney. Their friendly staff can also help you book accommodation.