Indulge in the capital

Holidays are for relaxing and indulgence. Whether it be a pampering experience, a wine tour or a decadent high tea, the Canberra region has your options covered; our food scene is red hot and our local arts movement in thriving.

Embrace the wonders of an indulgent break in Canberra and wander through galleries of world class art, hunt and cook truffles, explore new eat streets and unearth the treasures of a nation in Canberra’s national attractions. Splurge with a day spa in botanical surrounds, be chauffeured on a tour of Canberra District cool climate cellar doors, indulge in a high tea or drift above the capital in a hot air balloon.

Guests and visitors taste Canberra District wines at Yarrh Wines, a boutique cellar door within 40 minutes drive of the nation's capital

Boutique wine tasting

A trip out to Canberra’s Wine District to taste the best local drops is a wonderful addition to any weekend in the nation’s capital. Perhaps Canberra’s best kept secret is its close proximity to more than 30 cellar doors. Many of the Canberra District’s boutique cool climate wineries offer intimate meet-the-winemaker experiences.

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A young woman looks through a window at Beaver Galleries with the reflections of artworks both inside and outside around her in the glass

48 hours of the finer things

Home to a multitude of boutiques, wineries, indulgent dining venues and exclusive experiences, Canberra is the ultimate destination for a weekend of luxury and R&R. Take the stress out of planning with Urban Walkabout's curated guide to the best on offer in Canberra.

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A woman in a luxurious bath tube looks at a brown bear at her window in one of the guest rooms at Jamala Wildlife Lodge, within the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra.

Jamala Wildlife Lodge

The ultimate animal encounter is now available at Jamala Wildlife Lodge at the National Zoo & Aquarium. Accommodation bungalows inside the Zoo enable visitors to sleep next to a bear or tiger with only a glass wall separating the animals from the humans.

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Visitors walk stop to discuss a public artwork in the NewActon precinct art walk. The precinct is renowned for its eco chic, sustainable living and multi use functionality within a city context.

Discover NewActon

The inner-city NewActon precinct is one of the most exciting places in Canberra for adventurous dining in a modern setting with artistic flair. It is known for its restaurants and cafes, as well as its dynamic design and outdoor art collection.

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A basket of passengers floats gently over national attractions in Canberra at dawn during a hot air balloon ride. Flights are available almost every day depending on weather.

Hot air ballooning

There’s no better way to appreciate the Australian capital’s charm than from a hot air balloon drifting across the city at dawn. Canberra is one of the only places in the world where you may drift over a Parliament House. Celebrate your flight with a champagne breakfast afterwards.

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Jindii Eco Spa is in the grounds of the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra. Visit for a relaxing and pampering relaxation and rejuvenation session.

Decadent day spas

Treat yourself and spend some ‘me time’ being pampered at a day spa. Pick from a range of treatments offered in the capital including facials, massages, body wraps, hydrotherapy spas and beauty treatments. 

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