Museums and Monuments
Canberra is the epicentre for Australian history, culture and politics, making it a must-visit destination. It’s a haven for those who seek to learn more about Australian heritage and pay respects to those who have fallen for our freedom. Highlights include the Australian War Memorial and the National Library, making up just two of the 5 major museums and monuments you must see on a visit to Canberra.
Gardens and Reserves
Take a botanic journey through the gardens and reserves around Canberra. The Australian National Botanic Gardens has been cleverly designed to allow you to wander, explore, relax and learn about our native plants. The National Arboretum Canberra features 94 forests of rare, endangered and symbolic trees from around Australia and the world, making it one of the world’s largest living collections of significant trees.
Canberra is an easy city to get around and soak up the local culture. Stretch the legs and explore the city with a self-guided walking tour around Lake Burley Griffin. For picture-perfect views of Canberra, walk, cycle or drive to Mount Ainslie Lookout and admire the impressive scenery. The Mount Ainslie Summit Trail, also known as Kokoda Memoral Trail begins behind the Australian War Memorial and takes approximately 1.5 hours (return) featuring various memorials and plaques along the way commemorating the Kokoda Track.
Family Fun in Canberra
Canberra has an array of activities, events and attractions designed especially for kids, which are fun, educational and entertaining. The classic kids guide to Canberra includes the likes of Questacon but there are also plenty of free activities for kids in Canberra and outdoor attractions including parks and playgrounds to explore for the ultimate family-friendly getaway destination.