Canberra Vacations

Ask any non-Australian what the capital of Australia is and you shouldn't be surprised to get a range of answers from Melbourne to Perth. A planned city, built mostly to accommodate politicians and civil servants, the actual capital of Australia, Canberra, is a city that hasn't yet found itself. What it hasn't yet acquired in soul, it has amassed ... Read more
in the form of museums-- there are several fantastic museums worth visiting in Canberra. When the local university is in session, the city does actually having a vibrant nightlife and culture, of which the myriad markets are part-- the Canberra Antiques market draws professional collectors from all over the territory.

Canberra places to stay and top hotels

Canberra things to do and experiences




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Top Canberra restaurants

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  • Koko Black
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There is so much to do in Canberra from food and wine to lots of family friendly stuff. We go at least once a year and still haven’t done everything on our list. Lots of free stuff too.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodiesHistory Buffs
Los Angeles, California, USA

Overall, a nice place to see. I cam here on a drive between Sydney and Melbourne and it was worth the visit.

Recommended for:Budget TravelersFamily Travelers
Cape Town, South Africa

Canberra is capital city, with life-style of village. There are very nice nature around and I love the War memoriam which was the best I seen in Canberra.

Recommended for:Outdoor Enthusiasts
Local from Canberra

There are lots of places on Canberra where you can go and just enjoy the nature and relaxing. This was taken up the hill at weston Creek just at the back of the house. Walking the dog when it's sunset time is the best time, and you'll find a lots of kangaroo around you....

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsGreen Travelers
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia

War Memorial museum is amazing, allow at least half day. Telstra tower is interesting. Zoo is ok, have seen bigger and better

Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

The Captiol of Australia has lots to see and do! I was married in this city. It is the birthplace of my husband!

Sydney, Australia

Lived in Canberra for 7 years while I was growing up and to be honest if they had the medicatal care, I'd move back there

New York City, New York State, USA

Due to the competition between Sydney and Melbourne, a new city, Canberra, was created in the middle of the two and named the new capital of Australia. The result is a boring, planned city of mostly government buildings.

Houston, Texas

The city planners of Canberra deserve a giant pat on the back. I love the layout, and all of the subtle symbolism throughout the city. It's the perfect medium between Sydney's waterfront and Melbourne's city-scene; makes sense that it would be the capitol!

Sandgate, Australia

Sunset overlooking Canberra
My favourite city in all Australia! Always with lots to do, see, join in, you'll never be lost with nothing to do. Beautiful any time of the year.
Oh I miss it!