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Outdoors and nature

Gear up for the ultimate outdoor adventure

Canberra's pristine natural beauty and extensive outdoor experiences make it a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. From national parks, hiking trails, and scenic landscapes, the city offers ample opportunities for visitors to connect with nature and enjoy the outdoors.

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Wild at heart

Published 18 Apr 2024

Embark on a journey to uncover Canberra's many natural marvels, each inviting you to indulge your adventurous spirit. From bushwalks to celestial encounters, Canberra can be seen as a bit of a playground for outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes.

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People taking photos in front of hot air balloons by the lake

Top Instagram posts of 2023

Published 22 Jan 2024

From spectacular sunsets to beautiful vistas, here are the top most liked photos on VisitCanberra’s Instagram in 2023.

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Four of Canberra's best mountain bike trails

Published 22 Jan 2024

Canberra is a mountain biker's dream city with trails through forest, jumps through pines, and an acclaimed 140km track that loops around the entire ACT.

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A family is walking alongside picturesque Lake Burley Griffin

Budget Break to Canberra

Published 22 Jan 2024

Canberra is the ultimate destination for a great weekend getaway without the exorbitant price tag. No matter your interest, Canberra has you covered.

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Top ways to explore Lake Burley Griffin

Published 27 Oct 2023

Walk, cycle, or e-scooter the paths around the lake or take to the water for a cruise, floating picnic or paddle boat adventure.

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A mum and two sons posing for a photo amongst a sea of red tulips.

Top ways to embrace the sunshine in Canberra during springtime

Published 16 Aug 2023

Enjoy a meal lakeside, take a walk through a new bush trail, or entertain the kids with these top ways to embrace the sunshine in Canberra.

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A family enjoying the lakeside and cycling along a path in autumn.

Five ways to enjoy the great outdoors during the cooler months in Canberra

Published 16 May 2023

Canberra is known for its stunning natural landscapes and plethora of outdoor activities, and winter offers an opportunity to experience the capital in a new way. With a little preparation and the right mindset, it's easy to stay active and enjoy the outdoors in Canberra all year round, and be rewarded with beautiful sights (and flavours!) ...

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Five ways to connect to country in Canberra

Published 24 Apr 2023

To truly appreciate and enjoy the nation’s capital, you can’t experience it without properly acknowledging and revering the Ngunnawal people -past, present, and emerging- who have cared for this land as their home for thousands of years. Ahead of Reconciliation Day, we’ve gathered some ways to connect to Ngunnawal country in Canberra during your

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A man in a hot air balloon soaring across Canberra national attractions

Lesser-known nature experiences you need to explore

Published 8 Feb 2023

Scratch below the surface and discover the array of scenic, adventurous, and surprising activities on offer for the whole family in Canberra.

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Person hiking through Namadgi National Park

Hidden nature spots in Canberra you might not know about

Published 1 Feb 2023

From rivers to our very own forest, why not explore some of the hidden nature spots in Canberra you might not know about?

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A couple standing at the rocky peak of Booroomba Rocks.

72 hours of outdoor adventures in Canberra

Published 27 Sep 2022

Discover the best hikes, popular bike rides, and paddock-to-plate restaurants in Canberra.

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Image of a woman in a light puffer jacket and hat walking the Cascade Trail through trees in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. | © We Are Explorers

A day in the life of a Tidbinbilla Threatened Species Officer

Published 21 Jun 2022

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve's Threatened Species Officer, Sophie Bean, shares her tips on when and where to spot animals in the reserve.

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