VISIT + VENUE

About Canberra

Canberra offers a great diversity of attractions and experiences, all within close proximity to accommodation and transport. 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 museums, galleries and archives. You can discover embassies, landmarks, markets, shopping, food and wine.

There are numerous recreational activities spanning lakes or bustling precincts, or explore fresh, natural surrounds including Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Corin Forest.

Activities

Australian War Memorial

Australian War Memorial

Bringing together a world-class museum, a shrine and an extensive archive, the Australian War Memorial in Canberra is a moving and insightful experience for both young and old. Discover the diverse Australian experiences of war and connect with the stories of people and events that shaped Australia.

With the purpose of commemorating the sacrifice of Australians who have died in war, the Memorial is a place to pay your respects and discover what it means to be Australian.

National Gallery of Australia

National Gallery of Australia

World-class exhibitions are on show at the National Gallery of Australia, on the shores of Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin. Meander through the galleries and admire the collection, which includes the famous 'Blue Poles' by Jackson Pollock and the Ned Kelly series by Sidney Nolan.

The new Australian and International art galleries provide plenty of things to see. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art collection comprises over 7,500 works and is the largest in the world.

Brindabella

Brindabella National Park

Just a short drive from Canberra, Brindabella National Park offers a remote alpine bush experience, a great day trip or weekend escape for the whole family.

With an extensive network of challenging 4WD trails, the park is a playground for registered 4WD touring and trail bikes and even has some mountain bike riding opportunities. Your journey will take you through unique mountainous terrain covered with red stringybark and scribbly gums, and across ridgelines with scenic views of the entire Brindabella range.

National Museum

National Museum of Australia

Australia's stories come alive at the National Museum of Australia, on the shores of Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin. The Museum's stunning architecture provides an extraordinary place to explore the rich and diverse stories of Australia and its people.

Take a guided tour or wander solo through the many exhibitions. Get to know the real, the treasured, the surprising and the inspirational objects from Australian history.

Parliament House

Parliament House

See democracy in action at Australia’s iconic Parliament House high on Capital Hill.

Take a guided tour, view historic documents and see an impressive collection of Australian art including one of the world’s largest tapestries based on an Arthur Boyd design.

A visit to the building’s roof provides one of the best views of Canberra and the opportunity to get up close to the building's iconic 81-metre high flag mast, one of the world's largest stainless steel structures.

Australian Botanic Gardens

National Botanic Gardens

Located minutes from Canberra city centre, the Australian National Botanic Gardens offers a breathtaking array of native plants in a spectacular bushland setting. This is the only place in the world you’ll see this diversity of Australian native plants in one location.

The Gardens also cultivates plants threatened in the wild. This helps protect them against extinction and provides information which might assist reintroduction to their natural habitat.

For more information on things to do in Canberra visit visitcanberra.com.au