A centre with a view...to help Canberra visitors

A centre with a view...to help Canberra visitors

Get the most out of your stay

Chat to a friendly local and get the best deals and information on all things Canberra. Co-located with the National Capital Exhibition at Regatta Point, a visit to the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre will ensure your holiday to Canberra is one good thing after another.

Location and opening hours

Regatta Point, Barrine Drive, Parkes ACT 2600

Phone: 1300 554 114 (if calling from overseas use +61 2 6205 0044

Open 9am-5pm weekdays
Open 9am-4pm weekends and public holidays
Closed Christmas Day

Visitor services

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

Providing tips and assistance so you get the most out of your stay, the centre is centrally located within the Regatta Point precinct and boasts one of Canberra’s best views, overlooking 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 – The National Science and Technology Centre.

Come and have a chat to our friendly staff and volunteers. They’re a wealth of local knowledge and will give you the insights you need to get the most out of your visit. Whether it’s help with a last-minute accommodation deal or tips about cool new restaurants and cafes, you’ll soon discover why they won a 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. You can also purchase authentic Canberra region produce and it’s a great place to pick up local merchandise or souvenirs for friends and family.

There is limited free parking, with designated free space available to park caravans, camper trailers, coaches and RVs. Free Wi-Fi is also available.

The friendly team at the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre are brimming with useful information about what's on in Canberra. Contact them by phone or by dropping into the centre at Regatta Point, and get the inside scoop on what to see and do in Canberra.

Bike Hire

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. 

The Visitors Centre's folding Brompton bikes are lightweight and sturdy, making them an easy option for the leisure rider. Helmets, saddlebags, bike locks and lake maps are all provided before you set out for your ride, and the staff at the Visitors Centre will provide you with operational and folding instructions before you depart.

Hire rates begin at $20 for an adult and $15 for a child for 2 hours. Pre-booking and reserving bikes is unavailable as the hire operates on a first come, first serve basis.


Take a virtual tour

Canberra Airport Visitor Information booth

The Canberra Airport Visitor Information booth will provide travellers arriving on domestic and international flights with a range of visitor information services. These include last minute accommodation and tour bookings, maps and advice about what to see and do.

The Information booth will be staffed during peak flight arrival times and visitors will have access to digital touch screen information at other times.

The airport information booth is located on the ground floor of the terminal between the two baggage collection areas and complements the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre at Regatta Point which is open daily (except Christmas Day).

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