Visitor Information

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.


Explore the great outdoors on Canberra’s extensive cycle paths and walking trails or take a kayak or e-bike tour with Canberra Urban Adventures. 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.

Family fun

Canberra also offers plenty of fun for familiesQuestacon 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 SportCockington Green Gardens and the National Zoo and Aquarium to entertain kids of any age.


Don’t miss the National Gallery of Australia’s Love and Desire collection of pre-Raphaelite paintings and the Australian War Memorial’s After The War exhibition. Visitors can also catch the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House’s Behind the Lines: The year’s best political cartoons with this year’s theme “Curiouser and Curiouser” inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Learn about the story of Canberra as the capital city of Australia at the National Capital Exhibition.

Plan your trip

Find all the information you need to plan your trip on Canberra’s official tourism website, download the free 2019 Canberra Visitor Guide or visit the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre located at Regatta Point, Barrine Drive in Parkes. 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.


Make your trip away memorable and stay with AccorHotels Canberra. Visitors have a great selection of hotels when they explore the capital during the Enlighten Festival. Select from Novotel Canberra, Mercure Canberra, Ibis Styles Canberra, Ibis Styles Tall Trees, Ibis Styles Eaglehawk and Ibis Budget. Book now and take advantage of AccorHotels $25 off each night and $1 Breakfast.