Browse our key experiences, from family friendly activities and a vibrant food and wine scene to great outdoors and nature activities and the museum and gallery collections that tell Australia’s story. There’s also a run down on popular precincts and inspiration for exploring the surrounding Canberra region.
Prepare to experience one good thing after another this spring. Whether it’s world-class food and wine, iconic attractions, family friendly activities or breathtaking outdoor adventures, everything is just moments away.
This touring route offers native wildlife, stunning coastlines, world-class attractions, wineries, gourmet experiences and national parks from the Capital to the Coast to the Country.
VisitCanberra has developed a range of trade resources, including this informative Trade Toolkit, to help you create and sell the best Canberra experiences.
Three day highlights
Canberra is the home of the Australian story, where our national attractions hold and share the essence of our country. Beyond Parliament House, you’ll find experiences showcasing Australia’s history, culture and lifestyle. All of this history, art and culture is contained within a picturesque landscaped capital designed to transform with the four distinct seasons.
Two day family fun
Deciding what activity to save for next time will be your biggest dilemma when it comes to a family fun adventure in Canberra. From toddlers to teenagers, there’s something that will appeal to every kid at Canberra’s attractions. With plenty of free or low admission options, it’s a value for money, edutainment capital.
Two day food and wine
There’s a lot to love about Canberra’s food scene. Bistro-style cafes and quality quick eats blend perfectly with stylish restaurants and sleek high-end dining experiences. Feeling hungry? Then get set to tempt your tastebuds.
Two day national treasures
Unearth the treasures of a nation at Canberra’s national attractions. From Australia’s ancient Indigenous past and colonial history, to today’s modern multicultural country, Canberra holds and shares the essence of Australia.
Two day outdoors and nature
Whether it’s exploring our clean, green and wide open spaces, or getting the heart pumping with more active endeavours, Canberra offers an array of parks, gardens and natural experiences perfect for exploring your adventurous side.
You may need to dig a bit deeper to uncover the city’s gems but you’ll be rewarded by discovering a city with an abundance of outdoor activities, a thriving local arts scene, emerging precincts and plenty of family friendly attractions that both entertain and educate.
Canberra’s three cool-climate wine regions offer a spectacular range of experiences, from wine-tasting and fine dining to truffle hunting. Explore more of the Canberra Wine District with this helpful map.