Stay & Play

Visiting Canberra

If 30 days of festival-filled action isn’t enough, stay in Canberra as it transforms into a kaleidoscope of colour, activity and experiences during spring. The perfect place for a short break, Canberra will charm you with a range of diverse activities, all within easy reach. Go for the iconic museums and galleries, and stay for the hidden gems and unexpected moments.

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Explore the great outdoors on Canberra’s extensive cycle paths and walking trails. Discover Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, learn about native flora in the Australian National Botanic Gardens or enjoy a walk among rare and symbolic trees at the National Arboretum Canberra.

Food & Wine

The Canberra region has so much to offer food and wine lovers. Delve into an array of stylish restaurants, bars and shops brimming with local produce and wine and chat to local winemakers at their cellar door — there are more than 140 vineyards and 40 wineries in a picturesque rural setting just 35 minutes drive from the city.

Family Fun

Canberra also offers plenty of fun for families. Questacon makes learning about science fun for kids with a range of interactive activities. There are also family-friendly playgrounds, museums and galleries, Cockington Green Gardens and the National Zoo and Aquarium to entertain kids of any age.

Plan Your Trip

Find all the information you need to plan your trip on Canberra’s official tourism website or visit the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre located at Regatta Point, Barrine Drive in Parkes. Be sure to share your travel snaps with #VisitCanberra on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, where you can also unearth our hidden gems and get some insider tips from locals.


Discover the treasures of our nation in Canberra, home of the Australian story. Explore national galleries, museums and archives that document the nation’s story from our ancient Indigenous past through to the modern multicultural country of today.