Visiting Canberra

Discover more than you expect in Canberra.

Go for the iconic museums and galleries, and stay for the hidden gems and unexpected moments.

The perfect place for a short break, Canberra will charm you with diverse activities, all within easy reach. Delight in whisky bars hidden behind unmarked doors, balloon rides at dawn, and world-class art collections and mountain bike tracks.

Get to know the real Canberra and plan your stay at visitcanberra.com.au.

Explore

Explore the great outdoors on Canberra’s extensive cycle paths and walking trails. Discover Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, 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, Cockington Green Gardens and the National Zoo and Aquarium to entertain kids of any age.

Exhibitions

Discover the treasures of our nation in Canberra, home of the Australian story. The country’s national collection is housed in national galleries, museums and archives that document our story from our ancient Indigenous past and colonial history through to the modern multicultural country of today.

Plan your trip

Find all the information you need to plan your trip on Canberra’s official tourism website 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.

Stay in Canberra

No matter where you want to lay your hat in Canberra, our accommodation options offer great variety – from luxury hotels and self-contained apartments to hostels, camping sites, rural properties, or perhaps a room right next to some welcoming zoo animals – we’ve got the lot. You’ll find heritage-listed, boutique, eco chic options, as well as major chains, caravan parks and charming B&Bs.