Canberra offers a great diversity of attractions and experiences all within close proximity to accommodation and transport. For solo travellers, couples, families and groups, Canberra has something to appeal to the curious, adventurous, foodie or explorer within us all.
As home to the Australian National Collection, you can explore significant culture, art and history throughout our museums, galleries and archives. You can discover embassies, landmarks, markets, shopping, food and wine. Then throw in some recreational activities spanning our lakes or bustling precincts, or explore fresh, natural surrounds including Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Corin Forest.
Here is a list of the top 10 things to do when in Canberra:
For more information on things to see and do while in Canberra, click here for the Visit Canberra website.
Get up close to the elite athletes, gymnasts, swimmers and cyclists that train at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. The institute welcomes visitors and offers regular tours where visitors can watch Australia’s finest going through their paces. Many of the facilities, including a 50-metre swimming pool, tennis courts and fully equipped gym, are open to the public.
The Poachers Pantry, a short drive from Canberra, offers food and wine in country surrounds. Sample cool climate wines at the cellar door and eat at the Smokehouse Café. Stop by Grazing for delicious meals made from local ingredients, and pick up a cheeky bottle or two from Lerida Estate, a winery overlooking Lake George.
Spend a couple of hours at National Museum of Australia and you’ll quickly see that despite Canberra’s serious image, humour is an essential national trait. The museum has a mind-blowing collection of objects – from the sacred to the bizarre. And those with an interest in science and technology should visit Questacon where you can release your inner geek.