Aerial view of Canberra looking south along Anzac Parade past Parliament House to the distant Namadgi and Australian Alps National Park

Discover the home of the Australian story, Canberra.

The city’s national museums and attractions hold and share the treasures of our nation. See our country and people through the eyes of our artists and experience Australian character through sound, film, books and blockbuster exhibitions. Canberra houses the Australian National Collection in our national galleries, libraries, museums, memorials and archives. Together, these institutions gather and display the Australian story.

Celebrate Australia’s proud sporting achievements, delve into our political history, Indigenous culture and reflect on our young nation’s experience on the international stage. The planned city celebrated its centenary since founding in 2013 and the legacy of that anniversary has seen a renewed interest in Australia's capital city.

Home to around 380,000 people, Canberra is Australia’s largest inland city, one of the world’s few planned cities, and a city in a park featuring a kaleidoscope of colours and experiences that unfold in harmony with four distinct seasons.

Immerse yourself in the true nature of the native bushland that cradles our city and reveals unexpected delights among the leafy surrounds. You will discover stylish restaurants, hip bars, boutique shopping, fun kid’s activities, great outdoor recreation and a busy calendar of annual events and festivals

The surrounding region offers cool climate wineries, historic townships, quiet, unspoiled coastlines, the lush Southern Highlands and the Australian alps.

Canberra is the ideal short break place to visit. Start with a weekend getaway and then you’ll want a longer vacation or even your next invigorating family holiday. 

Everyone who visits discovers a connection to the Australian story in Canberra.

Come and visit to create your own story.