Canberra is pleased to welcome nominees, sponsors and guests of the 2019 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards to the capital.
Explore the home of the Australian story, and discover why Lonely Planet named Canberra as their 2018 third best city globally in travel.
Award-winning foodie experiences, museums and galleries, incredible outdoor adventures and family fun await you in the capital.
If you’re seeking more inspiration, like what’s close by to your hotel that you can fit into an afternoon, or need our expert opinion on where the best egg & bacon roll is for the morning after, you can get in touch on our socials at @visitcanberra or #visitcanberra and hear from our passionate fans.
Whether you want to float above the city in a hot air balloon or enjoy a floating picnic on Lake Burley Griffin in a self-captained GoBoat, Canberra has the goods. Challenge your family and friends to tick off the top 10 #VisitCanberra experiences.
Arts & Culture
Canberra is home to national collections, as well as local works, to savour and inspire. Discover the Australian story at the world’s largest collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the National Gallery of Australia or be personally greeted by the curator of Australia’s tiniest gallery, The Gallery of Small Things.
Outdoors & Nature
Canberra is a nature-lover’s dream with more than half of the Australian Capital Territory protected as a nature reserve. You’ll discover waterfalls, gorges, rivers, lookouts and extensive walking and mountain bike trails, climbing facades, fishing and paddling spots.
Your kids will have lots to report at show-and-tell with Canberra’s interactive exhibitions, learning experiences and outdoor adventures. Pose with a prehistoric friend at the National Dinosaur Museum, grab some bikes and race each other around the lake and find the secret treehouse at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
Any savvy Instagrammer knows there are certain spots that tick all the boxes for the perfect ‘gram. Whether you’re searching for interesting landscapes and jaw-dropping backgrounds, or on the hunt for moody lighting or photogenic (and mouth-watering) dishes, get to know Canberra like the locals do with this hit-list of beautiful shooting locations.
Eat & Drink
Eat your way around this foodie paradise. Indulge at award-winning restaurants, sample cool climate wines at over 30 cellar doors, enjoy a coffee made by Australia’s best barista plus great street food. People have been known to travel to Canberra just for the delicious fare on offer.
There’s a reason locals rave about Canberra – the epic lifestyle. Explore the city like a local starting your day with a cuppa at a little-known lookout and ending your day with a cocktail at a secret speakeasies.