About the Area
Welcome to Canberra, Australia's capital region. Full to the brim with history, natural beauty and plenty of fun, Canberra is renowned for being home to many of the country's legendary natural wonders including the Snowy Mountains and Australian National Botanic Gardens.
Take your chance to explore this vibrant and colourful city boasting the trendiest bars, restaurants and shopping boutiques, as well as family friendly attractions and national landmarks for all ages and budgets. One of the biggest events to be held in Canberra is Floriade, the largest flower festival in the southern hemisphere. Held from mid September to mid October, this floral fantasy attracts visitors from far and wide.
Also known as the suburban centre of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Canberra will have you wondering where to begin your adventure. Foodies and casual wine connoisseurs can't miss touring the wineries, where vineyard cafes and cellars sit just outside the city for a quiet getaway. Alternatively, get a feel for times gone by at the Australian War Memorial or soak up some political history at Parliament House.
Both the kids and the young at heart are guaranteed days of educational fun at Questacon (the National Science and Technology Centre), where science and hands on experiments result in pure entertainment. While you're in the area, check out the training grounds of Australia's finest athletes at the Australian Institute of Sport. Spend hours looking over memorabilia and testing your skills with the simulated games and activities.
Continue the adrenaline pumping action by having a go at water sports on the lake, discovering the walks and trails of the stunning National Parks, or perfecting your swing at the first class golf courses.
Be sure to take on this planned city at your own pace, because with so much to do and see you'll be finding reasons to stay even longer.
Things to do in Canberra:
- Visit Questacon
- Hike in National Parks
- Immerse yourself in Floriade
- Australian War Memorial
- Australian Mint
- Dine at local Restaurants