Australia’s capital is a lot more than the country’s political heartland

Canberra holds some of the country’s cultural crown jewels; from the National Museum to the Gallery of Australia. The Australian War Memorial is an emotionally powerful place and well worth a visit for anyone interested in understanding many key moments in Australia’s history. During the winter months, the Canberra Region Truffle Festival takes place. Go on your own truffle hunt or simply sit back at one of the ACT’s many restaurants and enjoy some culinary delights. Kayaking or boat cruising is available on Lake Burley Griffin and there is an abundance of nature parks and reserves to discover nearby.

What you'll need

A visa (unless you’re an Aus or NZ citizen) and a passport valid for 6 months+

Best time to go

January

Travel tip

Canberra’s nightlife is fairly compact so make sure you book accommodation close to the city centre

Essentials to pack

Some comfortable walking shoes for when you travel from location to location

Top sights

Canberra totes some of the most impressive artistic and historical institutes in Australia. You won’t be able to walk more than two blocks without seeing something that piques your interest.

1Australian War Memorial
2New Parliament House
3Old Parliament House
4Lake Burley Griffin
5National Gallery of Australia
6National Portrait Gallery of Australia
7National Library of Australia
8Questacon
9Mount Ainslie Lookout
10National Museum of Australia
11Royal Australian Mint

Canberra Hotels

Whether you want prime location, superior views or budget bliss, we can help you find the accommodation that suits your every need.