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Mum and daughter looking at portrait of Hugh Jackman.

Discover more than you expect in Canberra

Go for the iconic museums and galleries, stay for the classic Canberra experiences.

Delight in a foodie wonderland with a side of world-class art, breathtaking nature and family fun all within easy reach. Take a heart-pumping hike or cycle the trails of the world’s most sustainable city. Top it off with a taste of the thriving cool-climate wine region. It’s more than you expect and it’s waiting for you.

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Inspire young minds

Koala at Tidbinbilla Nature Sanctuary

Meet native animals

Two woman paying their respects at the tomb of the unknown soldier under an impressive golden dome.

Visit cultural icons

A bottle of wine, wine glass and charcuterie board served in front of a fireplace at the cafe located in the Lerida Vineyard.

Taste cool-climate wines

A woman in a black blazer walking between indigenous memorial poles.

Get inspired by art

Haig park village market at Braddon

Browse the markets


Feast on fresh eats

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Classic capital


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Canberra is well-known for its national attractions, but art lovers and history buffs in the know also love the city's local arts scene and heritage sites.

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Natural beauty is right on your doorstep in Canberra with popular lookouts, challenging hikes, mountain bike trails in the inner suburbs. Discover waterfalls, gorges, forests, and snow-capped mountains just 45-minutes’ drive from the city at national parks and nature reserves.

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Park ranger at Namadgi National Park

Immerse yourself in some of the oldest and richest cultures in human history with the extensive collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and history at Canberra’s museums and galleries.

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From nature themed playgrounds to Questacon's science wonderland, the kids will want to keep coming back each school holidays.

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Home to 140 vineyards and more than 40 wineries within 35 minutes’ drive of the city, Canberra's wine region is the perfect weekend getaway

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Two friends enjoying cocktails at Assembly, a restaurant and bar in Braddon.

Canberra takes its foodie culture seriously. From award-winning coffee to long lunches and craft beers, tantalise your taste buds during your getaway to the capital.

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Whether you want to cycle from the city centre to the bush or try new jumps in a forest, Canberra has your biking holiday sorted.

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Featured events

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8 Jun – 9 Oct 2022

Connection: Songlines from Australia's First Peoples in a spectacular immersive experience

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25 Jun – 9 Oct 2022

National Photographic Portrait Prize

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Truffle Festival
20 Jun – 20 Aug 2022

The Canberra Truffle Festival

Next on 13 Aug 2022
10–14 Aug 2022

Canberra Writers Festival

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13–21 Aug 2022

National Science Week

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NRL: Raiders v Dragons

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Girl From The North Country

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