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.
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.
Don’t miss the National Gallery of Australia’s David Hockney Prints collection, and the Australian War Memorial’s From the Shadows: Australia’s Special Forces exhibition. Visitors can also catch the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House’s The Opening Day: 9 May 1927, marking the anniversary of the opening of Parliament House.
Plan your trip
Find all the information you need to plan your trip on Canberra’s official tourism website or download the free 2018 Canberra Visitor Guide. Be sure to share your travel snaps with VisitCanberra on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, where you can also unearth our hidden gems and get some insider tips from locals.