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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 through one of the world’s most sustainable cities. 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.

Top 10 things to do in Canberra

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Inspire young minds

Koala at Tidbinbilla Nature Sanctuary
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Meet native animals

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Discover the Australian story

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7

Wander through wineries

A woman in a black blazer walking between indigenous memorial poles.
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Get inspired by art

Enlighten Festival with the illuminated National Library of Australia in the background
5

Enjoy festivals

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4

Explore our lake

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Featured events

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15 Dec 2023 – 8 Sep 2024

Discovering Ancient Egypt

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15 Mar – 27 May 2024

Ralph Heimans: Portraiture. Power. Influence.

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2 Mar – 21 Jul 2024

Vincent Namatjira: Australia in colour

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25 May 2024

Raiders v Roosters - NRL Round 12

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26 May 2024

Botanic Gardens Day - more than just a garden

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Classic capital

Experiences

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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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Couple walking across bridge surrounded by large, green ferns.

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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Man and two women walking through nature reserve

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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Children playing on the Pod Playground at the National Arboretum.

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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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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