Canberra and Region Visitors Centre

Canberra and Region Visitors Centre

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

The Canberra and Region Visitors Centre sits within the Regatta Point precinct, boasting one of Canberra’s best views. Look out over Lake Burley Griffin towards a range of iconic national attractions including Parliament House, the National Gallery of Australia, the National Library of Australia and Questacon.

Purchase local and regional wines, beer, spirits and schnapps. Pick up designer merchandise, jewellery and souvenirs from local and regional suppliers including: Jasper+Myrtle, Gundaroo Puzzler, Gatbi, Zilpah Tart, Lindner and more. Choose from a range of maps and books, and kids’ treats and toys.

You can also find the entire range of CBR merchandise boasting quality made hoodies, shirts and beanies, stationery, reusable coffee cups and more.

Chat to the friendly staff and volunteers. They’re a wealth of local knowledge, offering valuable insights to help you get the most from your stay. Whether it’s a last-minute accommodation deal or tips about cool new cafes.

Wanting to experience scenic Lake Burley Griffin on two wheels? Hire bikes are available from the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre for two and four hour hire, as well as all day options.

Canberra's official and fully accredited tourism information centre is operated by VisitCanberra for the benefit of tourists and locals.

Limited free parking available, along with designated free parking for caravans, camper trailers, coaches and RVs.
  • Canberra and Region Visitors Centre interior
    Canberra and Region Visitors Centre
  • Local designer homewares
    Local designer homewares
  • Local wines, relish and nuts on a stand
    Local produce
  • Three handmade beeswax candles
    Handmade beeswax candles
  • Bottles of Wildbrumby schnapps
    Wildbrumby schnapps
  • Display cabinets of local wines, beers and spirits for sale
    Local wines, beers and spirits for sale
  • Staff member helping a customer
    Friendly staff to assist and incredible views over Lake Burley Griffin
  • Child playing at a small table and chairs
    Kids area
  • Large brochure rack
    Plenty of information on things to see and do and places to stay
  • Group of school children arriving at the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre
    Canberra and Region Visitors Centre, next to The Deck cafe and the National Capital Exhibition

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm. Weekends and public holidays: 9am - 4pm, Closed Christmas Day

COSTS

Free

ACCESSIBILITY

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.

Location

Canberra and Region Visitors Centre

Regatta Point, Barrine Drive, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Cafe

Carpark

Family Friendly

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Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 159 REVIEWS

Ranked #24 of 223 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

Awards

  • Travelers Choice 2020

“Not particularly friendly or proactive”

Reviewed on 14/11/2020

We had arrived from Queensland by air to spend six days in Canberra without a car.

On the morning of our second day, after we had already toured Australian Parliament House, we attended the...

Review by

Austraveller92

“Nice little area near the lake”

Reviewed on 29/09/2020

Beautiful area near the lake. The exhibition was good too, my son enjoyed it.

The staff however do not seem very friendly. We were looking around the gift shop first and I just didn’t feel...

Review by

grets20

“Great place to start your sightseeing”

Reviewed on 10/04/2020

The staff here are amazing. They helped us find presents for our children (mainly beer and wine) and then talked to us about what to see and do. They have an excellent display about how Canberra came...

Review by

inonufing

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