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What to do in Canberra
Canberra is the capital city of Australia and is home to world-famous landmarks, colourful events, and natural beauty. From food and wine, great adventures, rich culture, plus lots of fun for the family, Canberra welcomes all types of travellers.
Get your Canberra culture fix and go on a museum tour. Start with the Canberra Museum and Gallery, the National Gallery of Australia, the National Film and Sound Archive, and the National Museum of Australia.
Own your inner shutterbug and stop by Canberra’s historic and scenic spots like the Australian National Botanic Gardens, the National Arboretum, the Shine Dome, Sydney and Melbourne Buildings, and Saint John the Baptist Church.
For a double delight of photo ops, make your way to the Black Mountain Tower. The tower itself is impressive at 195 metres, but you’ll also get panoramic views of Canberra from its viewing platform.
Get your heart pumping and trek Canberra’s nature trails at Mount Ainslie, Mount Pleasant, Mount Majura, Mount Taylor, and Red Hill. Then get your heart resting by exploring Namadgi National Park or with a picnic and camping trip at Molonglo Gorge Recreation Reserve.
Can you take a piece of Canberra home with you? Of course! Just go shopping at the indoor and outdoor markets of Bunda Street, the boutiques at Gold Creek Village, and local items at the Old Bus Depot Market.
Of course, the best things to take home are great memories of your trip, and you’ll make loads of them by joining Canberra’s best festivals. Plan your trip for March for the Canberra Balloon Spectacular. Have a musical May at the Canberra International Music Festival. See vibrant Canberra in spring for the Floriade, and taste the best treats at the Fireside Festival in winter.
Start making your own list of things to explore in the city and get some great ideas with these 15 things to do in Canberra.
When to visit Canberra
The city is a year-round destination, but many travellers love to visit Canberra from September-November. Summer (December-February) is perfect for you to enjoy water activities, and winter (June-August) is considered shoulder to low season.
You and other Australians don’t need a visa or passport to visit Canberra or any other part of Australia. Just bring your national ID card for important transactions.
Travelling to and around Canberra
You’ll be flying to Canberra Airport, and from there you can get to the city by airport bus or taxi. The best way for you to comb through Canberra is by driving a car, booking a tour, or by taking the taxi, train, coach, and bus.
Start exploring more of our beautiful country with a trip to Canberra! Get packing and go book your Canberra flights with Skiddoo today.
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