Arts and Culture Itinerary


From our ancient Indigenous past and colonial history, to the modern multicultural country of today, our nation’s capital holds and shares the essence of Australia through the national collection. Explore the history of our country at the National Museum of Australia and celebrate the spirit of Australian democracy at Old Parliament House. See celebrities in various states of un-dress at the National Portrait Gallery’s Bare: Degrees of undress portraiture show. Then marvel at the living miniature works of art in the National Arboretum’s Bonsai and Penjing Collection.

Family Fun Itinerary


Free fall six metres down a vertical slide, surprise your sense in the Perception Deception gallery or be shaken by an earthquake, as you uncover the mysteries of science at Questacon. Explore the popular KSpace family space at the National Museum of Australia, which has undergone a transformation. Primary school aged children can build a robot of the future using touch screens and then journey back in time to learn about that era in Australia’s history. Then discover Canberra’s major landmarks from land or water. The central basin of picturesque Lake Burley Griffin is a hub of activity, especially in the warmer months. Get active with rowing, sailing, kayaking and paddle-boating.

Outdoors and Adventure Itinerary


Fully appreciate the capital’s charm from the air in a hot air balloon as the early morning sun fills the valley and lakes with soft morning light. Then tempt your tastebuds in the national capital, where bistro-style cafes and quality quick eats blend perfectly with stylish restaurants and sleek high-end dining experiences or pick up a bargain, taste local produce, and find a gem at any of Canberra’s thriving markets during spring. The multi award-winning Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston is a Sunday institution and you can choose from array of fruit, vegetables, plants, pastries, meats, cheese and more at Canberra’s many fresh produce markets including the Capital Region Farmers Market.

Food and Wine Itinerary


Tempt your sweet tooth with some of the many crazy desserts available across the capital.  A social media sensation, Pâtissez in Manuka produces Freakshow milkshakes like the Muddy Pat made from warm dark chocolate fudge. For an urban foodie fix, venture over to City West to explore some of the best of Canberra’s food and wine scene experiences. You will be spoilt for choice with places like The Cupping Room, Temporada, Loading Zone, Soju Girl, Mezzalira and the little hole-in-the wall that is Da Rosario tempting your tastebuds. Then take advantage of the fact Canberra sits in the centre of a boutique, cool climate wine region, where you can find 30 cellar doors within 35 minutes drive of the city.


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