Travel information

Find all the official Canberra tourism and travel information you need to plan your trip to Australia’s national capital. Find maps and brochures to help plan what you can see and do here. Learn basic geography and facts and figures about the city and surrounding region. This page also provides valuable information for school groups planning to visit the city on excursion, people wishing to study at our universities and colleges. We're also a great source of information for travelling on business, meetings and conferences and of course to learn what to pack by understanding the local climate and weather. 

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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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 phone, Wi-Fi and internet coverage

Canberra has both 3G and 4G mobile reception with good coverage across the city. To the west as you head into the foothills of the Australian Alps, coverage may be limited in some of the valleys. There are  plenty of free Wi-Fi hot spots, including a major investment by local government to ensure town centres, retail shopping malls and community gathering places have fast, free WiFi.

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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

Discover an enriching learning environment and grow your career in your nation’s capital. The city is home to three Australian universities, the Canberra Institute of Technology and close to government departments and research organisations providing challenging and rewarding access and opportunities for students. The city also has a vibrant outdoors scene, cafe culture 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 tertiarysectors, 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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Weather

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 forecats. Everywhere you go, always take the weather...

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