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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.

5 star
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

Superb 9.1/10Score from 1155 reviewers
5 star
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

Fabulous 8.6/10Score from 1212 reviewers
4 star
242 Northbourne Avenue Canberra Dickson 2602
7.51 km from Canberra CBR-Canberra Intl. airport

The 4.5 star Pavilion On Northbourne features Canberra's largest indoor tropical garden atrium. There is also an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and onsite bar and restaurant. Offering rooms wit...more

Rated 4 out of 5 by 1438
4 self rated
46 Rowland Rees Crescent, Tuggeranong Canberra Greenway 2900

Nestled in the Tuggeranong Valley, Alpha Canberra Hotel and Apartments offers accommodation just a 20-minute drive south of Canberra city centre. Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Brindabella ra...more

Very good 8.2/10Score from 554 reviewers
4 star
Cnr Canberra Ave and Hely St, Griffith Canberra Forrest 2603
4.24 km from Canberra CBR-Canberra Intl. airport

Newly refurbished in October 2018, the stylish 4.5 star Diplomat Hotel is located in Griffith, 5 minutes' drive from Canberra's Parliamentary Triangle and offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and free parking...more

Rated 4 out of 5 by 933
4 star
21 Stephen Street, Ainslie Canberra Dickson 2602
6.93 km from Canberra CBR-Canberra Intl. airport

Just 10 minutes’ drive from central Canberra, Tall Trees offers air-conditioned accommodation with LCD TV. It features barbecue facilities, a guest laundry and free parking. All rooms come with a mini...more

Good 7.9/10Score from 975 reviewers
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 unlimited compliment...more

Superb 9.3/10Score from 609 reviewers
4 star
110 Benjamin Way, Belconnen Canberra 2617

Premier Hotel and Apartments offers complimentary WiFi, free car parking and air-conditioned rooms with cable TV. Guests have access to a cardio room, plus a restaurant and bar.Each room at Premier Hote...more

Rated 4 out of 5 by 450
4 star
Cnr Canberra Ave and National Cct, Forrest Canberra Forrest 2603
5.52 km from Canberra CBR-Canberra Intl. airport

Situated only 500 metres from Parliament House, Rydges Capital Hill Canberra offers 24-hour room service and a 15-metre indoor heated swimming pool. Canberra city centre is a 5-minute drive away.Each...more

Very good 8.2/10Score from 1520 reviewers
4 star
Cnr Melrose Drive and Launceston Street, Woden Canberra 2606
10.45 km from Canberra CBR-Canberra Intl. airport

Centrally located to Canberra's business, shopping and dining districts, the Woden Hotel is just a 15 minutes' drive from the Parliamentary Triangle, and Canberra’s International Airport. Free WiFi ac...more

Rated 4 out of 5 by 234
4 star
Corner Badham and Cape Streets, Dickson Canberra 2602
7.85 km from Canberra CBR-Canberra Intl. airport

Featuring a restaurant, bar and a fitness centre, Quality Hotel Dickson is a 7-minute drive from both Canberra Centre and Australian War memorial. Free parking is available. Quality Hotel Dickson Canb...more

Rated 4 out of 5 by 397
4 self rated
Belmore Gardens, Barton Canberra 2600
4.97 km from Canberra CBR-Canberra Intl. airport

Situated on 2.5 acres of manicured gardens and lawns, the 1920s-style Brassey of Canberra is just 5 minutes' drive from the Parliament of Australia and Capital Circle. Guests enjoy free WiFi, free par...more

Rated 4 out of 5 by 915
4 star
Corner Limestone Avenue and Ainslie Avenue, Braddon Canberra 2612
5.59 km from Canberra CBR-Canberra Intl. airport

Mercure Canberra’s spacious rooms combine old world charm with modern comforts like WiFi. Centrally located, just a few minutes drive from the city centre, Casino and the Canberra Convention Centre. T...more

Rated 4 out of 5 by 1945
4 star
150 Northbourne Ave, Braddon Canberra 2612
6.97 km from Canberra CBR-Canberra Intl. airport

Just 5 minutes’ drive from the Australian War Memorial, The Rex Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and cable TV. It features a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, fitness centre and a 24-ho...more

Fabulous 8.8/10Score from 3399 reviewers
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 850




Last updated: 14 Dec 2018

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