Canberra travel and visitor information

Welcome to the official Canberra tourism, sightseeing and travel information site. Plan your trip to Australia’s national capital for study, work, conferences, business or leisure.

Find facts and figures about the city and surrounding region to help arrange your visit. This section is the place to start for school groups planning to visit the city on excursion and people wishing to study at our universities and colleges. We're also a great starting point for information when travelling on business, visiting for meetings and conferences and of course to learn what to pack by understanding the local climate and weather. 

Canberra accommodation

For assistance with choosing and booking Canberra accommodation, call the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre on 1300 554 114 or browse the extensive listing of accommodation options, all conveniently backed with TripAdvisor reviews to help you plan a place to stay.

Publications, brochures and maps

Start your planning with our official Canberra travel publications, brochures and maps. Here you will find all there is to know about the wealth of events, exhibitions, tours, food and entertainment in Canberra and the region.

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Canberra and Region Visitors Centre

Stop in to the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre. This is the best place in Canberra to find friendly people ready to help you with local knowledge, travel assistance and accommodation deals that are often better than what you can find online!

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Scenic view of Canberra

Canberra facts and figures

Do you know what percentage of the Australian Capital Territory is set aside as nature reserves? This handy facts and figures section also lists public holidays, shopping hours, school terms, seasonal climate and a little history on the capital city of Australia. 

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Mobile and WiFi in Canberra

Canberra has both 3G and 4G mobile coverage across the city and suburbs. Stay in touch, share posts and remain connected with CBRfree public WiFi available in the city and soon to be rolled out across the whole city. West of Canberra as you head to Namadgi and Tidbinbilla, mobile coverage may be patchy in some valleys. 

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School excursions

A visit to Canberra is a must for any school curriculum. Almost all states and territory schools plan an excursion. Find the key contacts and ideas to help you plan and make the most of your school's journey and let your kids do a bit of research before visiting. 

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Studying in Canberra

Grow your career and knowledge in Australia’s capital. The city is home to three Australian universities, the Canberra Institute of Technology and close to government departments and research organisations providing you challenging and rewarding access and opportunities. The city has a vibrant outdoors scene, arts and culture scene, great cheap eats and dining and nightlife to give a great way to unwind from studies.

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Meetings and conferences

The word Canberra is believed to be a translation of an Aboriginal word for meeting place. As home of the Federal Government of Australia, and with a vibrant arts scene, national attractions, superb dining and plenty of outdoors activity, the city is ideal for meetings and conferences. Start here to find out how to organise your next conference or meeting.  

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Travelling for business

Discover why Canberra is the natural place to do business. With access to federal government departments, emerging and flourishing IT, energy, research, defence and tertiary sectors, a great range of new hotels, restaurants and recreational options, you can mix business with pleasure in the nation's capital. 

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Experience the beauty and charm of Canberra through four distinct seasons. Learn what you can do both indoors and out and what to pack when you visit with this overview of our climate and links to daily weather forecasts. Everywhere you go, always take the weather...

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