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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.

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120 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla Canberra 2600
6.03 km from Canberra CBR-Canberra Intl. airport

Offering a state-of-the-art fitness centre with indoor swimming pool and sauna, this luxury hotel is only 5 minutes' drive from Parliament House. Guests can enjoy a decadent afternoon tea in the guest...more

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18 National Circuit, Barton Canberra Forrest 2603
5.26 km from Canberra CBR-Canberra Intl. airport

Located in the elegant suburb of Barton, on the footsteps of Parliament House, Hotel Realm is contemporary in design and features 2 day spas, 2 health clubs and 5 on-site restaurants. It offers a 25-m...more

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999 Lady Denman Drive, Weston Creek Canberra 2611

Featuring guided tours, private animal feeding sessions and accommodation alongside animal enclosures, Jamala Wildlife Lodge is situated next to the National Zoo and Aquarium. Guests enjoy free WiFi a...more

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7 Cracknell Street, Monash Canberra 2904

Offering a unique experience, Georgie's Boutique BandB is set in an artist's studio. The BandB features a seasonal outdoor pool and evening meals offered by your very own "Personal Chef" specialising in f...more

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240 Bunda Street 1003 Canberra 2601

KUI - Manhattan Apartments is located in the heart of Canberra, just 300 metres from Canberra Centre. Guests enjoy access to a balcony, hot tub and an outdoor pool....more

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3 Pope Street Canberra 2605

The White House is located in Hughes, 7 km from Canberra.The nearest airport is...more

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240 Bunda Street 1402 Canberra 2601

Kui Manhattan 2 offers accommodation in Canberra, 300 metres from Canberra Centre and 400 metres from National Convention Centre Canberra. Featuring free WiFi, the property also has barbecue facilitie...more

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240 Bunda Street Canberra 2601

Located right in the heart of Canberra City, Birch Apartments is a collection of luxurious and spacious apartments featuring high ceilings and full-length windows with private balconies....more

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25 Edinburgh Avenue 710 Canberra 2601

Boasting a balcony with lake views, Nishi 710 offers accommodation in Canberra, an 8-minute walk from National Museum of Australia and 1 km from National Convention Centre Canberra. This property offe...more

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25 Edinburgh Avenue Canberra 2601

Attractively situated right in the centre of Canberra, Accommodate Canberra- Nishi offers lake views. The property is an 8-minute walk from National Museum of Australia and 1 km from National Conventi...more

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69/42 Paul Coe Cresent Canberra 2913

Situated in Canberra, this apartment features a seasonal outdoor pool and tennis court. The apartment is 11 km from Telstra Tower. Unlimited free WiFi and private, secure parking is provided.The air c...more

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3 Clare Burton Crescent Canberra 2913

Located in Franklin, Ivy and Roses Boutique Apartments offers accommodation equipped with a kitchen, flat-screen TV, air-conditioning and a balcony with a garden setting....more

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59 Glenlee Road Canberra 2620

Set in Canberra, 16 km from American War Memorial, Murewa Garden Retreat provides a garden with a barbecue, and free WiFi. The property features mountain and lake views, plus is 16 km from Kingston Ma...more

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48 O'Hanlon Place, Nicholls Canberra 2913

Leumeah Lodge is located in Canberra, within 5 minutes' walk of Canberra Reptile Zoo and Canberra Walk-In Aviary. It is 10 km from Telstra Tower. Free WiFi and free parking are provided....more

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21 National Circuit, Barton ACT Canberra 2600

Little National Hotel offers luxurious accommodation in Canberra. Positioned within the Realm Precinct, on National Circuit Barton, the hotel enjoys views of the city, Parliament House and cultural su...more

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