capital, Canberra, is a modern city just three hours south of Sydney.
There is so much to experience from shopping and attractions to a
calendar full of events and festivals.
Canberra is great for families with a range of activities including fun science at Questacon, interactive displays at the National Museum of Australia and the National Zoo and Aquarium. Celebrate Australia’s sporting achievements at the Australian Institute of Sport, learn their political history at Parliament House and take time to reflect at the Australian War Memorial.
For retail therapy there are malls, shopping centres and exquisite boutiques, from the arcades in the city, stylish Lonsdale Street in Braddon and the designer boutiques of Manuka and Kingston, and of course there are weekend markets for handcrafted wares.
Canberra is a great base for exploring the surrounding region; discover more than 30 wineries, explore historic townships and beautiful coastlines. The famous Snowy Mountains are easily accessible so you can combine your city stay with a snow holiday during winter or a mountain escape during summer.