Things to do in Canberra
Discover more than your typical getaway
Canberra is home to iconic national museums and galleries, sprawling vineyards, Australian landmarks and Ngunnawal cultural sites, sweeping city vistas, and mountain bike trails weaving through forests. Find more than you expect in Canberra.
Museums and galleries
Canberra is well-known for its national attractions, but art lovers and history buffs in the know also love the city's local arts scene and heritage sites.
Natural beauty is right on your doorstep in Canberra with popular lookouts, challenging hikes, and native animals in the wild. Discover waterfalls, gorges, forests, and snow-capped mountains just 45-minutes’ drive from the city at national parks and nature reserves.
Events and festivals
This year, Canberra is putting on a show with blockbuster exhibitions adding to our famed museums and galleries, plus events celebrating everything you love from floral masterpieces and Aussie artists to cricket and live music.
Search Canberra’s event calendar to find what’s on during your next trip to the capital.
First Nations' art, history and tours
Immerse yourself in some of the oldest and richest cultures in human history with the extensive collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and history at Canberra’s museums and galleries. Take a tour with a local Ngunnawal elder or try your hand at traditional First Nations practices during a workshop at the National Arboretum.
Canberra's wine district
Home to 140 vineyards and more than 40 wineries within 35 minutes’ drive of the city, Canberra's wine district is the perfect weekend getaway. Find your new favourite drop as you visit cellar doors, meet the makers, and even stay overnight amongst the vines.
Canberra takes its foodie culture seriously. From award-winning coffee to long lunches and craft beers, tantalise your taste buds during your getaway to the capital.
From playing with snow in forests to Questacon's science wonderland, the kids will want to keep coming back each school holidays.
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