Canberra offers many dining options for one, extensive touring ideas, accommodation that’s shared or serene, and easy transport that’s safe and reliable.

Drop in and say hi

The welcoming team at the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre will set you on the right path. They can advise, based on experience and local secrets, the best places to visit, how to get there and when to go.

They also offer free Wi-Fi so you can check your emails and keep in touch with your loved ones.

From here, you can hop on the tourist loop bus to link you to many of Canberra’s must-see attractions, including the Australian War Memorial, Parliament House and the National Arboretum Canberra. Most of the national attractions offer daily tours, so you can wander solo or tag along for some great insights and Australian stories.

Of course, you can always hire a car or bicycle or use public transport to explore at your leisure. Grab a map at the Visitors Centre and start your adventure.

The Canberra and Region Visitors Centre is the perfect place to get started in Canberra

Share the experience

A great way to see Canberra when you’re travelling alone is by joining a tour group. From the air, water, bike, bus, on a horse or Segway, you can see more of Canberra’s great sites – and learn a thing or two along the way.

Get your blood pumping on a kayak or an electric bike with Canberra Urban Adventures. You can see the local waterbirds, watch the sunset from the lake, or explore the urban parklands. Or take a longer bicycle tour (half-day to multi-day) through some of Canberra’s nature parks and other inspiring attractions with Mulga Bicycle Tours.

Take to the serene and clear skies in a hot air balloon with Balloon Aloft or Dawn Drifters, or take a fun-filled Canberra Helicopters scenic flight.

If the food and wine scene is more your style, specialised tours can help you explore Canberra’s cool climate wine region, breweries, the best coffee in Australia, or you can go on a search for local delicacies, such as the prized black truffle. Try Dave’s Brewery Tours, The Truffle Farm, Canberra Guided Tours, Vines and Wines, Local Spirit, or explore Canberra’s variety of tour operators.

See Canberra from above in a hot air balloon

Table for one

There are many welcoming watering holes, cafes and restaurants where you won’t feel out of place at a table for one. For great coffee, drop by Penny University in Kingston, The Cupping Room in the city or Barrio Collective in Braddon.

Grab a meal or cocktail (or both) at Bar Rochford, Capitol Bar & Grill or Monster Kitchen and Bar – all within walking distance of the city.

We’ve also got plenty more dining for one ideas.

Sit back and soak up the excellent aromas at Barrio Collective in Braddon

Book a room

If you’re looking for hostel-style accommodation try Canberra City YHA for a central base, Dickson Central for dormitory accommodation, or the University of Canberra Village in summer (during uni break).

If a bed and breakfast suits your tastes, there are some lovely homesteads and lodges across the city.

Go luxurious and embrace the solitude with a stay in art deco glamour at Hyatt Hotel Canberra or convenient and contemporary East Hotel and Apartments.

Or step outside of the box and share your solo experience with the zoo animals at Jamala Wildlife Lodge!

Search the accommodation options just waiting for you in Canberra.