Visiting Canberra

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While in Canberra, discover an abundance of treasures at our national attractions.

Celebrate Australia’s proud sporting achievements, delve into our unique political history, and reflect on our nation’s experience on the international stage. See our country through the eyes of our artists and experience Australian character through sound and film, books and exhibitions.

Find all the information you need to plan your trip on Canberra’s official tourism website Download the 2013 Canberra Visitors Guide or pick up your free copy from the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre.

To speak to one of the friendly and knowledgeable staff at the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre:

Visit: 330 Northbourne Avenue Dickson ACT 2602
Call: 1300 554 114

Find out more about Canberra

Family fun
National attractions
Shopping and markets
Entertainment and nightlife
Landmarks and architecture
Museums and galleries

With so many fun things to do, even the big kids can get away with returning to childhood in Canberra. Here are just some of the great things to do for families.

Top five things for kids to do in Canberra:

  • Freefall six metres at Questacon
  • Go on a special kids’ tour at the National Zoo and Aquarium
  • Take a tour with an elite athlete at the Australian Institute of Sport
  • Create a city of the future in our 3D theatre Kspace at the National Museum of Australia
  • Tower over the miniature buildings at Cockington Green

Canberra Attractions:

National Zoo and Aquarium
Australian National Botanic Gardens
Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia
National Museum of Australia
National Library of Australia
National Portrait Gallery
Museum of Australian Democracy

Enjoy the glorious spring weather

Relax in a stylish cafe, dine with a lake view, or taste the freshest regional produce amongst the vines at a delicious winery restaurant or cafe. Canberra is a great destination for food lovers and with over 300 venues to choose from, the dining scene just gets better and better.

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