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  • National Dinosaur Museum

    National Dinosaur Museum

    Home to one of Australia’s largest collections of dinosaur and prehistoric fossil materials, the museum recently introduced 12 new animatronic dinosaurs and established a realistic outdoor dinosaur garden. A source of knowledge and entertainment, the National Dinosaur Museum is a must-visit. ...

    Museum For Kids
  • Cockington Green Gardens

    Cockington Green Gardens

    Enjoy exploring the miniature world of intricately landscaped gardens and buildings at the amazing Cockington Green Gardens.

    Located only 15 minutes from the city centre, Cockington Green Gardens will enthrall you and your little ones with its miniature steam train ride and replicas of famous buildings like Chateau ...

    For Kids Park/Garden
  • Australian Institute of Sport

    Australian Institute of Sport

    With an accomplished star athlete as your guide, explore one of the forces behind Australia’s phenomenal successes in sports. The Australian Institute of Sport is where many champions have honed their skills. Here, you can also test your mettle by trying out activities like rock climbing, virtual rowing, football penalty ...

    Sports
  • Black Mountain Tower (Telstra Tower)

    Black Mountain Tower (Telstra Tower)

    The Black Mountain Tower stands tall at 195 metres above the summit of the beautiful Black Mountain. From a viewing platform, the tower provides spectacular 360 degree night and day views of Canberra. One of the major attractions at the Black Mountain Tower is Alto, the tower’s revolving restaurant. Don’t ...

    Monument Landmark
  • Australian National Botanic Gardens

    Australian National Botanic Gardens

    Escape from the cacophony of the daily city life at the reclusive Australian National Botanic Gardens. The place is home to more than 6,000 species of Australian flora. Walk through the winding paths; hear the native birds sing a song of melody as you explore beautiful and rare species of ...

    Park/Garden
  • Gold Creek Village

    Gold Creek Village

    Gold Creek Village is a heritage village. It is one of the most favoured tourist spots in Australia owing to numerous attractions that it boasts of. Cockington Green Gardens, the Australian Reptile Centre, the Bird Walk and the National Dinosaur Museum, to name a few, form the crux of ...

    Museum Park/Garden
  • Big Splash Waterpark

    Big Splash Waterpark

    Head to this amazing consortium of 8 thrilling waterslides and five awesome heated pools and have a blast with your family. What’s more? You can also lounge around in the pools while enjoying a movie! The only waterpark in Canberra, Big Splash is sure to give you memories of a ...

    For Kids Theme Park
  • Canberra International Golf Centre

    Canberra International Golf Centre

    Golfing could not get any better than it is at the Canberra International Golf Centre. You may be a professional golfer or an amateur but the Canberra International Golf Centre has a range of golfing activities that suits all levels of expertise.

    If you don’t have a golfing ...

    Sports
  • Tharwa Village

    Tharwa Village

    Blessed with a scenic location on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, the Tharwa Village is one of the original and the oldest settlements in the Australian Capital Territory.

    Tharwa Village has remained much the same over the years and is relatively untouched by the stress and pollution ...

    Places To See Around
  • Namadgi National Park

    Namadgi National Park

    Namadgi National Park covers a large portion of the Australian Capital Territory. Explore this land of serene bushlands, old Aboriginal customs, and alluring beauty!

    There is plenty to see and do at the Namdgi National Park. Go on a biking trip along the trails, bushwalk into the Bimberi ...

    Park/Garden Places To See Around
  • Australian War Memorial

    Australian War Memorial

    Australian War Memorial, Australia’s national memorial to all members of its armed forces, is also one of the greatest museums in the world. The museum unfolds the story of Australia’s military history from the Federation days to the present and sheds light on all the events and people who helped ...

    Landmark Museum
  • Parliament House

    Parliament House

    A tour of the Parliament House in Canberra is sure to be an interesting and informative one. The home of Australia’s Parliament is located on Capital Hill and boasts of immaculate architecture, beautiful landscaping and an impressive art collection. A free guide service takes you around the spectacular Parliament House ...

    Landmark
  • National Library of Australia

    National Library of Australia

    Be prepared to lose yourself in the vast collection at the many galleries at the National Library of Australia. Know all about Australia and its people as you go through the books, magazines, photographs, audio and video recordings and ephemera. The collection covers a wide range of themes including music, ...

    Landmark Cultural
  • National Gallery of Australia

    National Gallery of Australia

    The largest art museum of and in Australia- the National Gallery of Australia is definitely a must-not-miss. The gallery boasts of more than 1,66,000 works of art from all over the world including works by Picasso and Monet and the controversially bought Blue Poles by Jackson Pollock.

    Australian ...

    Museum Landmark
  • National Museum of Australia

    National Museum of Australia

    Guided tours are the best way to explore the National Museum of Australia in its entirety. The museum has an extensive collection on almost every theme that you can imagine. Arts, Clothing, Colonial, Environment, Household and Domestic, Industry, Jewellery, Science and Technology, Sports and Vehicles are some of them. There ...

    Museum For Kids
  • National Arboretum Canberra

    National Arboretum Canberra

    Spread over 250 hectares, National Arboretum Canberra is a paradise for nature lovers and has a number of attractions to please you. Explore the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia and discover some of the finest varieties of miniature trees in the world. Both native and exotic species of ...

    Park/Garden For Kids
  • National Portrait Gallery

    National Portrait Gallery

    Discover interesting facts about Australia's history, diversity and culture as you witness the portraits of over 400 people who helped shape the nation. The National Portrait Gallery is home to portraits of artists, musicians, entertainers, politicians, sportsmen and royalty who have played an important role in making Australia what it ...

    Museum
  • Canberra Glassworks

    Canberra Glassworks

    The largest dedicated glass studio in Australia, Canberra Glassworks showcases a splendid collection of art by the best glass artists in Australia. Experience the best of art and design in the medium of glass as you take a tour through the galleries here and be prepared to be awestruck.

    Museum
  • Canberra Museum and Gallery

    Canberra Museum and Gallery

    Canberra Museum and Gallery, or CMAG, is the place to know all about Canberra. Exhibits here will give you intriguing insights into the history and culture of Canberra. While the Canberra Stories Gallery displays all you need to know about Canberra, there are also a number of galleries with impressive ...

    Museum
  • Mount Ainslie Lookout

    Mount Ainslie Lookout

    The lookout point is located at the peak of Mount Ainslie and is a part of the Canberra Nature Park. Drive, hike or bike up to the Mount Ainslie. Look out to enjoy uninterrupted views of Canberra. Take in breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Burley Griffin and many other national ...

    Nature
  • Canberra Reptile Zoo

    Canberra Reptile Zoo

    From large and deadly reptiles to colourful and friendly ones, find them all at the Canberra Reptile Zoo. Be prepared to be awed as you see the mighty pythons, cranky crocodiles and interesting wildlife shows. Canberra Reptile Zoo is one of the most popular attractions and a favourite among the ...

    Zoo/Aquarium For Kids
  • National Zoo and Aquarium

    National Zoo and Aquarium

    Covering an area of 25 acres, National Zoo and Aquarium Canberra is the only combined zoo and aquarium in Australia. The award winning Zoo venture Tour offers you opportunities which you can otherwise only dream of!

    Next, get set to explore the aquarium which is home to ...

    Zoo/Aquarium For Kids
  • National Carillon

    National Carillon

    An architectural landmark and a unique musical instrument, the National Carillon is a 50-metre high structure with 55 bronze bells. It is one of the largest musical instruments in the world, with the bronze bells weighing about 7 kg each.

    Gifted to the people of Australia by the ...

    Landmark
  • Mount Stromlo Observatory

    Mount Stromlo Observatory

    Located on the outskirts of Canberra, the historic Mount Stromlo Observatory is a popular tourist attraction with loads to offer. The views of the Brindabella Ranges that you get from here must not be missed.

    What’s more- star gazing from the observatory is yet another memorable experience for ...

    Places To See Around
  • Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

    Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

    Located close to Namadgi National Park, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is a great place for wildlife enthusiasts. Discover the rich wildlife of Australia as you take a safari into the nature reserve. Spot endangered Brush-tailed Rock wallabies, koalas, reptiles, possums, kangaroos and echidnas and marvel at the exotic varieties of flora ...

    Nature Places To See Around
  • Lanyon Homestead

    Lanyon Homestead

    This historic homestead is located on the outskirts of Canberra and boasts of superb natural surroundings. The 1850 homestead has been beautifully restored and is extremely well-maintained, making it one of the most impressive sights in Australia.

    The permanent exhibits here tell a lot of the historic ...

    Museum Places To See Around
  • Kambah Pools

    Kambah Pools

    The Kambah Pools are a great place to lounge at, especially during summer time in Canberra. The pools are a part of the Murrumbidgee River and are ideal for swimming, strolling or simply sitting and taking in the brilliant views.

    Other outdoor activities like picnics, BBQs and cycling ...

    For Kids Places To See Around
  • Australia Day

    Australia Day

    The official national day of Australia is celebrated annually on January 26 with a carnival and a lot of fun activities for everyone. The festivities take place all across the city. The festivities end with a spectacular display of fireworks. Head to the lawns of the National Library and see ...

    Cultural
  • Tropfest

    Tropfest

    Something for the movie buffs! Held in the month of February at the Domain Parklands, the festival showcases an assortment of short films and is renowned as the World’s Largest Short Film Festival. And it is quite romantic too. Pack a picnic and a bottle of wine and settle down ...

    Cultural Movie Connection
  • Canberra Day

    Canberra Day

    Canberra Day is in celebration of the day when the city was actually founded. It is a public holiday and there are joyous celebrations all over the city. There are sporting events, music, dance and film festivals, theatre and lots of other entertainment avenues in which both tourists and locals ...

    Cultural
  • Floriade Festival

    Floriade Festival

    The annual Floriade festival is the celebration of spring in Canberry. A free event, it is held in the beautiful Commonwealth Park where you can find millions of flowers in full bloom. A fun and entertaining event for both tourists and locals, Floriade Festival offers many activities, interactive demonstrations and ...

    Cultural
  • Lighting of the Christmas Tree

    Lighting of the Christmas Tree

    Christmas festivities begin with this grand event that takes place in Civic Square. Watch the 21-metre high Christmas tree as it dazzles in colourful lights, participate in fun activities and carol singing and be prepared to enjoy unlimited moments of fun with Santa Claus.

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    Cultural