Despite being Australia’s capital city, Canberra is often overlooked as a travel destination in Australia. But anyone with an interest in Australian history, art and culture is missing out if they skip Canberra. And just because it’s home to many of Australia’s bureaucrats, doesn’t mean Canberra isn’t fun. The vibrant city offers dining options to impress even the toughest food critic, a range of outdoor activities and heaps of natural beauty.
Any Canberra Tour is likely to involve at least one of the national museums or galleries found in the city. Discover the world’s largest collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork and important works from Australian and international artists at the National Gallery of Australia. At the National War Museum, pay tribute to the Australian men and women who have fought for the country. View paintings and sculptures of well-known Australians and historical figures at the National Portrait Gallery. And enjoy the interactive exhibitions on everything from Australia’s First Nations people to the Ancient Greeks at the National Museum of Australia. Yikes! That’s a lot to see and do!
Then of course, there is Parliament House. Guided tours take you through the rooms and halls where Australia’s federal politicians debate and pass laws governing the country. Learn all about the history of Parliament House, the traditions and processes of Australian parliament and much more. If parliament is in sitting, you can even watch ministers in action!
Best Melbourne to Sydney Tour via Canberra
If you are travelling to both Melbourne and Sydney, why fly when you can drive? Discover Canberra’s secrets with our 2 Day Melbourne to Sydney Tour. Starting off in Melbourne, this tour includes a Canberra day trip to enjoy the numerous sights worth seeing. The Canberra day tour will take place the second day of your tour, after staying overnight in a working farm in the countryside. Spot the Parliament House and ruin your walking shoes by the abundant amount of art galleries and museums offered in this tour.
Sydney to Melbourne Tour via Canberra
Or go the other way! If you are starting off in Sydney, head down the country to visit the amazing country between the two biggest cities in Australia with our popular 2 Day Sydney to Melbourne Tour. Start off in Sydney, head towards Canberra, via the stunning Southern Highlands. This region will make you glad opted for driving down, as the stunning greenery and peaks will be a perfect photo opportunity. The Canberra day tours a must do when travelling Australia.
Adelaide to Sydney TourExplore the Grampians, Great Ocean Road, Melbourne, and Canberra on this epic 5-day journey!
Sydney to Adelaide TourExplore Canberra, Melbourne and the amazing landscapes & wildlife in between as you head to Adelaide.
2 Day Sydney to Melbourne TourExplore Australia's vibrant capital, Canberra, as you travel through the countryside to Melbourne.
2 Day Melbourne to SydneyStay overnight in Australia's captivating capital as you journey through stunning scenery to Sydney!
Dormitory accommodation is provided at the YHA Hotel in Canberra. If you are interested in a private room upgrade, get in touch with our reservations team to check availability.
There is plenty to see and do in Canberra including visiting Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial, Lake Burley Griffin and the National Museum of Australia.