Visit Canberra, Australia

Canberra

Canberra, the capital of Australia, is full of rich history and sensational city scenery. From museums, to zoos, to boating on Lake Burely to cycling. Canberra will surely have something for you to enjoy during your stay.

DO

The beautiful Lake Burley would be a fabulous choice for a family activity. Take a scenic and relaxing paddle boat out on the lake or should you not want to exert too much energy, just take the cruise that floats around the lake.

Canberra has extensive biking trails throughout and you can easily hire a bike to explore these pathways. Some of these trails are said to be some of the best in the country! Should you have the kiddos with you, there are bikes that have two seater pedal cars for them to enjoy the ride with you.

Whether you’re here in summer or winter, you can take an epic ride through the mountains. In the summer, a bobsled ride is available and during the winter take a thrilling tobogganing ride. With speeds up to 60km /hour and some fabulous scenery, it’s one of the top 5 slides in the world!

SEE

There is plenty to see in Canberra, and you could spend weeks here and still have a list of things to mark off. However, a few must-see’s are the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve where you can see the famous kangaroos and wallabies that inhabit this country. The Cockington Green Garden is a perplexing little place that offers a collection of miniature iconic places from around the world such a mini replica of Borobudur. Lastly, to get a nice dose of history before you leave Canberra, visit the National Museum of Australia where you can see special exhibitions, learn about the history of the Aboriginal people, and see ancient artifacts and intriguing present day items on displays.

BUY

You will find excellent shopping opportunities here in Canberra. Check out Lonsdale St in Braddon for specialty stores and boutiques that specialize in independent brand name clothing and other designer items.

Canberra Centre is a place where you can find nearly anything on any budget. From top designer stores, popular department stores and basic shops, this centre has everything you need including a great food hall and nice eateries. For unique and funky items, head to Canberra Antiques Centre which features one of a kind type pieces ranging from furniture, to clothes, to pottery and accessories.

DRINK

While in Canberra, it would be a sin to walk away without trying a fabulous red or tart white wine. With over 30 wineries in the area, you will definitely find something to please your palate. Exploring the outer regions will take you to beautiful coastlines and townships rich in history as you sip on your favorite blend of wine.