Whether you’re a hiker, art appreciator or foodie, you’ll find something to love on a trip to the ACT. It’s an ideal destination for families, with most major museums offering free entry. Flower lovers should book a trip during spring to see the annual Floriade festival, while foodies would do well to visit during winter to take advantage of the Canberra Truffle Festival. You’ll also find some of Australia’s best food and wine experiences, galleries, museums and an abundance of natural attractions all year round.
Australian galleries and historical landmarks
The ACT is home to some of Australia’s best museums, galleries and historical landmarks. Here’s our guide of 5 Canberra classics, considered the cultural A-list of museums and galleries in our nation’s capital.
Floriade is the biggest blooming event in Australia! The annual flower show showcases over one million flowers in bloom, attracting over 400,000 visitors each year to Canberra’s most iconic event. The Canberra Balloon Spectacular is a mesmerising display of hot air balloons, taking to the skies over Canberra during the nine-day event. Foodies will love the annual Canberra Region Truffle Festival held throughout the truffle season with a series of degustation dinners and truffle hunts.
Scenic natural landscapes
See the National Arboretum for a unique perspective of Canberra’s scenic natural landscape. Canberra is blessed with plenty of national parks and trails for bushwalking and outdoor adventure. Check out our list of Canberra’s 10 best walks; they’ll take your breath away.