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When you take a trip to Canberra, prepare for one good thing after another. Because whether it’s world-class wining and dining, iconic national treasures or breathtaking natural beauty, everything you’re after is there and just moments away.

Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy a mini-break in the national capital, so come and let our beautiful city surprise you with new experiences and hidden gems.

Exhibitions

Don’t miss the National Gallery of Australia’s Versailles: Treasures from the Palace and the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition, The Popular Pet Show. Visitors can also catch the National Library of Australia’s The Sell, which explores the richness of Australia’s advertising between 1970 and 1990

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Explore

Explore the great outdoors on Canberra’s extensive cycle paths and walking trails. Discover Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Namadgi National Park, learn about native flora in the Australian National Botanic Gardens or enjoy a walk among rare and symbolic trees at the 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.

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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 playgrounds, 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 the free 2017 Canberra Visitor Guide app. Be sure to share your travel snaps with VisitCanberra on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, where you can also unearth our hidden gems and get some insider tips from locals.

Visitor info

The new Canberra and Region Visitors Centre is located at Regatta Point, Barrine Drive in Parkes. It’s on the main road into the city from Melbourne or Sydney. Their friendly staff can also help you book accommodation.