Fantastic panoramic views across the Black Mountain Tower

Fantastic panoramic views across the Black Mountain Tower

The enchanting beauty of Canberra

The enchanting beauty of Canberra

Go for a captivating ride on a hot air balloon

Go for a captivating ride on a hot air balloon

The parliament at Canberra - an architectural marvel

The parliament at Canberra - an architectural marvel

Destination Snapshot

  • Travel Style

  • First Timers
  • Culture Vultures
  • Adventure Buffs
  • Family Fun
  • Relaxation Bliss
    • Language

    • Altitude

      605 metres (1985 feet) above sea level
    • Time zone

      UTC + 10 hours
    • Theme

      Heritage, Wildlife

Canberra is a treasure trove of national attractions, vibrant culture, age old heritage, splendid shopping opportunities and also boasts of a bustling nightlife.

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  • Attractions

    The capital of a thriving tourist-friendly country, Canberra has a host of attractions to keep you on your toes. Fun-filled water parks, historic buildings, attractive architecture and beautiful gardens form the list of major attractions in Canberra.

  • Adventure Options

    You will be thrilled by the adventures that you can participate in at Canberra. Hot air balloon rides, water sports (kayaking, canoeing and paddling), bushwalking, biking and camping – all worth taking a shot at!

Be prepared

  • Expensive

    Canberra might be a little more expensive than your average tourist destination.

Describing It

Australia’s thriving capital, Canberra is a treasure trove of national attractions. Steeped in history and culture, the city has a lot to offer by way of touristic charms. Canberra is one of the most developed and planned cities in the world. It is home to some of the most recognised and prestigious icons of the country. Many significant areas of natural vegetation in Australia are also a part of Canberra and lend it the name ‘bush capital’.

Go on a city tour covering the most remarkable specimens of architecture and places of historic and cultural significance. Visit the Australian War Memorial, which is also one of the premium museums of Australia. The National Dinosaur Museum is a place that you must take your children to – it’s educative and pure entertainment with Australia’s largest collection of dinosaur and pre-historic fossil material.

Want some fun and frolic? Take a day off from the city’s enchanting history and culture and head to the Big Splash Waterpark. With thrilling waterslides and heated pools, Big Splash is all about having fun in the sun! By the way of adventure, there are very few things better than the experience of a hot air balloon ride. You can also go biking on the mountain trails in and around Canberra.

At the end of the day, it does feel ‘super cool’ if you have loads of shopping options – and Canberra does not disappoint! Shop for coveted brands, designer apparels, fresh food from farmer's market and many other products in the bustling markets and malls of Canberra. The city also has some of the finest eateries. With so many places to see, things to do and experiences to share, Canberra continues to be a major hub of international tourism. It's time you had a taste of Canberra too.