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More than just a political hotspot

It’s the capital city of Australia, the country’s political hub and is often dubbed the destination with the most federal buildings. But never fear, you can actually have a good time in Canberra! There are ample art galleries and museums positioned around large man-made lakes, housing some of the country’s most significant artefacts and pieces of art. Then there are picturesque gardens, expansive parklands and abundant bushwalks to enjoy the great outdoors.

Canberra is the home of our War Memorial, Old and New Parliament House, as well as Questacon and the incredible National Gallery of Australia. But if you need a break from all these cultured activities, then you should head directly to Fyshwick, the porn capital of Australia. If you're here with family, Fyshwick is also the place to pick up some of the only legal fireworks in Australia, just not in summer (bush fire season). For pyromaniacs you should be planning your holidays in Canberra in winter.

Let the autumn colours shine

Canberrans suggest the best time to visit the capital is during autumn when the leaves change colour, the mornings begin with a touch of frost followed by clear skies and the weather is mild, ideal for seeing the sights. Enjoy the visual display of the Hot Air Balloon Festival and the soulful sounds of the National Folk Festival. Breathe in the clean, fresh air as you explore the outdoors before the icy temperatures set in

Summer is the time for speed

If you like the warmth and have a passion for fast action sports, then Canberra during summer is for you. The heated up festivities of Summernats brings together car enthusiasts, rock ‘n’ roll and horsepower heroics. Think burning rubber, tattoos and not a politician in sight! Be sure to book early though, it gets super busy. If leather jackets and the smell of burnt rubber isn’t for you, then Canberra is also one of the leafiest cities in Australia - there's plenty of walks through parkland, around a lake or to a pub.

Also during summer most of the politicians have left so, depending on your love of politics, it often means cheaper rates as the hotels will not be as busy. When booking accommodation in Canberra you'll want to focus on comfort, because this is the easiest city to find your way around, it doesn't really matter where you are. Just remember to book a room with airconditioning if you're travelling in summer.

Top 5 Things to Do in Canberra

1. View over 120,000 pieces of artwork and sculpture in The National Gallery of Australia
2. Pay your respects to the fallen soldiers at the thought provoking War Memorial
3. Stroll the outside of Parliament House before heading inside via the airport style security
4. Head up to the Black Mountain lookout to get 360 degree views of the city and its bush surroundings
5. Kids will love spending an afternoon at the giant science world, Questacon

Canberra’s Top 4 Lookouts

1. Black Mountain Lookout
2. Mt Ainslie Nature Reserve
3. Red Hill
4. Mt Majura

Canberra as a launch pad

Canberra is also one of the best launch pads for another holiday, to the mountains or beach. In just a couple of hours you could find yourself in mountain bike territory and the Snowy Mountains ski fields. You're also just a quick trip away from the coast and in Bateman's Bay, on the South Coast of NSW, you'll find some of the best fish and chips in the country.

4 star
69 Canberra Avenue, Kingston Canberra 2604
5.02 km from Canberra CBR-Canberra Intl. airport
East Hotel and Apartments features an on-site restaurant, a bar, a fitness centre and 24/7 reception. Each studio and apartment includes cable TV and in-house movies. Guests enjoy 100 MB of free WiFi...more
3.5 star
11 Giles Street Canberra 2604
4.75 km from Canberra CBR-Canberra Intl. airport
Medina Serviced Apartments Canberra is in the heart of Kingston, walking distance from Manuka Oval and Kingston Shopping Centre. This apartment is within close proximity of Manuka Shopping Centre and...more

  • Rated 4 out of 5 by 793
5 self rated
15 Edinburgh Avenue Canberra 2601
6.54 km from Canberra CBR-Canberra Intl. airport
With a stay at Peppers Gallery Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Canberra, walking distance from National Film and Sound Archive and close to City Hill. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity...more

  • Rated 4 out of 5 by 1522
5 star
18 National Circuit, Barton Canberra Forrest 2603
5.26 km from Canberra CBR-Canberra Intl. airport
A 3-minute drive from the Parliament House, the luxurious Hotel Realm features a spa, a health club and 5 restaurants on site. It offers a 25-metre lap pool, sauna facilities and rooms with a Nespress...more
4 star
55 Jerrabomberra Avenue, Narrabundah Canberra 2604
5.04 km from Canberra CBR-Canberra Intl. airport
Best Western Plus Garden City Hotel is just 10 minutes drive from Canberra’s central business district. It offers rooms with free Wifi internet access, LCD TVs, air conditioning and free in-house mov...more

  • Rated 4 out of 5 by 790
5 self rated
Commonwealth Avenue Canberra Yarralumla 2600
5.95 km from Canberra CBR-Canberra Intl. airport
With a stay at Hyatt Hotel Canberra in Yarralumla (Capital Hill), you'll be minutes from Albert Hall and Old Parliament House. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of British High Commission an...more

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2448
4 star
74 Northbourne Avenue Canberra 2601
6.54 km from Canberra CBR-Canberra Intl. airport
A stay at Medina Serviced Apartments Canberra, James Court places you in the heart of Braddon, convenient to Canberra Museum and Gallery and Australian War Memorial. This 4-star apartment is within cl...more

  • Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 1496
4 star
1 Burbury Close, Barton Canberra 2600
5.30 km from Canberra CBR-Canberra Intl. airport
Situated within the Parliamentary Triangle, Burbury Hotel offers accommodation with an interactive “Apple Mac Mini” system, iPod docking station and 32-inch flat-screen cable TV.Only 1.5 km from Capit...more

  • Rated 4 out of 5 by 722
4 star
1 Binara Street Canberra 2601
5.78 km from Canberra CBR-Canberra Intl. airport
Located in the heart of Canberra, the Crowne Plaza offers contemporary rooms and a choice of 4 in-house dining options. Guests have free access to a fitness centre with a sauna.Crowne Plaza Hotel Canb...more

  • Rated 4 out of 5 by 1408
3 self rated
3 PRINCESS HIGHWAY Canberra 5275
In the heart of Kingston SE, Kingston Lobster Motel is close to Kingston Jetty and Lions Park. This motel is within the region of Kingston National Trust Museum and Cape Jaffa Wines.Rooms Make yoursel...more

  • Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 54
3 self rated
11 OVENS STREET Canberra Deakin 2604
4.82 km from Canberra CBR-Canberra Intl. airport
With a stay at Pinnacle Apartments in Kingston, you'll be minutes from Kingston Shopping Centre and Manuka Oval. This 4-star apartment is within close proximity of Manuka Shopping Centre and National...more
4 self rated
42 Mort Street, Braddon Canberra 2611
6.60 km from Canberra CBR-Canberra Intl. airport
Situated in various locations in Canberra, each of these luxury apartments offers a private balcony and a flat-screen TV with a DVD player. Canberra War Memorial, Parliament House and Questacon are al...more
4 star
20 Kunzea Street Canberra Dickson 2602
9.44 km from Canberra CBR-Canberra Intl. airport
With Canberra’s city centre just 4 km away, Alivio Tourist Park Canberra offers an on-site café and a swimming pool with a spa pool. Stroll through the landscaped grounds, home to a children’s playgro...more
4 star
74 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon Canberra 2612
6.54 km from Canberra CBR-Canberra Intl. airport
Located in the centre of Canberra, Adina Apartment Hotel Canberra offers fully self-contained spa apartments and a range of leisure facilities, including a pool and a fitness centre. Guests receive 10...more
3 star
30 National Circuit, Forrest Canberra Forrest 2603
5.74 km from Canberra CBR-Canberra Intl. airport
Located in the quiet Canberra suburb of Forrest, this hotel is less than 10 minutes' drive from Parliament House and the National Gallery of Australia. Forrest Hotel and Apartments offers an on-site res...more



Last updated: 23 Sep 2017

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