Things to do in Canberra The nation’s capital is a thriving cultural hub, as well being a beautifully laid out city. Parliament House Take a guided tour of Australia’s Parliament House and learn about the inner workings of Australia’s […]
The nation’s capital is a thriving cultural hub, as well being a beautifully laid out city.
Take a guided tour of Australia’s Parliament House and learn about the inner workings of Australia’s governmental system. Or take a seat during question time and see democracy in action while the country’s elected politicians make the big decisions. Located on Capitol Hill, Parliament House is one of Australia’s favourite tourist destinations.
Learn about the history of Australia’s war efforts at the Australian War Memorial. Bringing together a world class museum, a shrine, and an extensive archive, the Australian War Memorial is a thought-provoking and insightful experience for all.
Explore the local flora and fauna with a range of National Parks and gardens, from the National Arboretum, the National Botanic Gardens, Mount Ainslie Lookout, and the picturesque Weston Park, all within a few km of the Canberra CBD.
Home to an array of art galleries and museums, Canberra offers a rich cultural experience for art lovers everywhere. The Aboriginal Dreamings gallery offers a raft of indigenous artworks, the National Gallery of Australia is home to thousands of quality art pieces, and the national Portrait Gallery lets you come face to face with over 400 people who’ve helped shape our nation, from politicians, to sports starts to Ned Kelly’s death mask.
Featuring a wide range of local and exotic wildlife, the National Zoo lets you get up close and personal with some amazing animals, from lions and tigers to koalas and penguins. You can even get hands on and help feed or pat the animals!
Canberra is home to some amazing science centres, with fantastic displays and mind bending exhibits. Visit Questacon, the national science and technology centre, for some interactive exhibits, or try the Mount Stromlo observatory for a spot of star-gazing. Or for the more technologically minded, NASA’s Deep Space Communication Complex offers some great insights into Australia’s role in space exploration.
The Saddle Camp is located less than an hour from Canberra, and offers the ultimate horse riding experience. Perfect from beginners, right through to expert horsemen (& horsewomen), the Saddle Camp lets you have your own horse as long as you stay – learn how to ride, care for, and compete on your own horse or pony.