Best Canberra 5 Day Itinerary

by | Apr 17, 2020 | ACT | 54 comments

Last updated on September 17th, 2023 at 11:01 pm

Is a visit to the capital of Australia on your radar? Well you are in luck. I have been on a road trip to Canberra a few times during my life in Australia. I’ve been with my family on holiday, on a school trip to learn about Australia’s parliament and on quite a few weekend road trips to Canberra. I love visiting Canberra as it is an interesting city, is easy to get around and has plenty to see and do. So if you are heading for a few days or a week in Canberra is my best Canberra 5 day itinerary.


A Brief History of Canberra


In the 1800s European explorers arrived in the Canberra area and in 1824 came the first European settlers who mostly claimed land and farmed it. The year 1901 saw the Australian colonies form the Commonwealth of Australia. At this time it was decided that a new capital of Australia was needed. Both Sydney and Melbourne wanted the honour, but it was decided the new capital should be built in Canberra. Mainly because it was already settled and was good land for building a city on. In 1908 a competition was held to find a designer to design the city. 1912 saw an American architect, Walter Burley Griffin (1876-1937) winning the competition and Canberra was begun. 

I acknowledge that for thousands of years the indigenous Ngunnawal people lived in the Canberra area. It’s believed the name ‘Canberra’ is derived from the indigenous meaning ‘meeting place’. This is very apt as it is the meeting place of all the politicians who represent Australia.


Where is Canberra?


The star on the map marks the spot of the location in Australia of Canberra. Canberra is found in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) which is in the state of New South Wales (NSW).


How to Get to Canberra


Depending on where you are coming from there are a number of ways to get to Canberra. Canberra has an airport so you can fly from the major capital cities and other smaller towns with an airport to Canberra Airport. Many drive to Canberra. It is linked by a number of roads. It is about a 3 hour drive from Sydney or 8 hours from Melbourne along the Hume Freeway that links Sydney and Melbourne and then along The Federal Highway. Canberra is also about a 2 hour drive up the Kings Highway from Batemans Bay on Australia’s east coast. There are also a number of smaller country roads linking Canberra from other towns. There is also a train service from Sydney’s Central Station to Kingston Station in Canberra. Get details and to book your train ride at TransportNSW.


Where to Stay in Canberra


Canberra has loads of styles of accommodation to suit different budgets. There are a number of hostels, hotels, apartments and camp sites to stay at. All are in easy reach by local public transport to the major attractions in Canberra.

Budget option: Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds in Canberra

There are a couple of caravan parks and camping grounds not too far from the centre of Canberra. They are Southside Village about 7km from the CBD and Alivo Tourist Park about 3km from the CBD.

Budget option: Hostels in Canberra

Hostels have long provided cheap and comfortable accommodation. Canberra has a few of them including the Canberra City YHA which is conveniently located on .3km from the city centre.

Budget to Expensive priced Hotels and Motels in Canberra

Hotels and motels are plentiful in Canberra. Some great deals can be found in the following which range from budget to expensive. They include but are not limited to: Mercure Canberra, Best Western Garden City, Mantra on Northbourne, Crowne Plaza, Hyatt Hotel and Rydges Capital Hill to name a few.

Self-catering apartments in Canberra

As this itinerary is for 5 days staying in an apartment which offers a kitchenette so you can cook your own food is ideal. Some centrally located apartments include Adina Serviced Apartments which are only 2.1km from the centre of town. Also Quest Canberra City Walk only .4km from the centre and the Citystyle Executive Apartments only .3km from the centre of town.

Once in a life-time great experience

Fancy sleeping with a tiger or feeding a giraffe from your balcony while staying in luxurious accommodation? Then the Jamala Wildlife Lodge might be an option for you. Check out their accommodation options here.


Best Time to Visit Canberra


As with most cities, any time is a good time to visit Canberra it just depends on the type of weather you like to explore in. Summers can be hot and dry while winters bitterly cold. No matter what weather, attractions in Canberra are open. There also maybe some events you want to attend such as Floriade the annual flower show in September.


How Long to Spend in Canberra


Canberra has a lot of things to see and do and even though many drive to Canberra for a weekend, if it is your first trip to Canberra I suggest a stay of at least 5 to 7 days. This will give you enough time for exploring in and around Canberra.


How to Get around Canberra


Easy to get around Canberra on the Loop Bus


Canberra is an easy city to get around. It has a local bus service, bike hire and car rental. I found Canberra easy to get around by car. The roads weren’t too busy, they were easy to navigate and there was plenty of parking, though not always free. If you don’t have your own vehicle I suggest you rent one. For types of vehicles and to compare their prices click here. 

Another option is to take the free Culture Loop Shuttle Bus. This free bus will take you to some of Canberra’s best attractions so if you haven’t hired a car to get around I would definitely take advantage of the Culture Loop. Stops include Parliament House, Museum of Australian Democracy, National Library, Questacon, National Museum, National Capital Exhibition, Visitors Centre, National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra Museum and Gallery and the Canberra Centre. 

If you don’t have your own car to explore Canberra with there are buses and a light rail service to get your around. To use these services you will need a MyWay card. Get details of this card and to plan your journey on public transport at Transport Canberra. On my latest trip to Canberra I noticed lots of scooters being left on street corners. To use these scooters there are instructions on the stork under the handle bars. Instructions advise you to download the Neuron App and follow the instructions to hire a scooter.


Canberra 5 Day Itinerary at a Glance



1 – Mount Ainslie & Australian War Memorial
2 – Parliament House and Old Parliament House
3 – Drive around ANU, See Embassies and shop at Civi.
4 – AIS (Australian Institute of Sport), Telstra Tower at Black Mountain & National Arboretum
5 – A day of Museums

Note: You can mix and match these days as there are plenty of things to do at Canberra.


Day 1 – Mount Ainslie & Australian War Memorial


Mount Ainslie Lookout


Mount Ainslie lookout is the best place to get great views over Canberra.

Get great views over Canberra from Mount Ainslie lookout


First stop on this 5-7 day itinerary or Canberra is to the Mount Ainslie Lookout. This is a great place to start your visit to Canberra as you will be treated to a panoramic view over Canberra. Not matter the weather, the view is impressive. I think starting your day at Mountain Ainslie will give you your bearings of where things are in Canberra. You can see over Canberra with views of Lake Burley Griffin and Parliament House clear highlights. Even though I suggest visiting Mount Ainslie first, you can visit this lookout anytime. Some people take a picnic up there to watch the sunset over Canberra.

Mount Ainslie Nature Reserve is free to visit and can be accessed from Fairbairn Avenue. Just follow the drive that ascends to the summit of Mount Ainslie where you will find free parking. Some people like to walk to the top and there are a number of trails to get you there. The main trail to the top of Mount Ainslie starts in the Remembrance Nature Park behind the Australian War Memorial, which is our next stop on this one week in Canberra.


Australian War Memorial


After the great views over Canberra at Mount Ainslie head down the mountain to spend the rest of the day Day 2 at The National War Museum. I suggest budgeting to stay the whole day because it is very interesting with lots to see and to learn – well I think so, but I do love history! Due to massive renovations happening at the war memorial visits are allocated in 2 hour slots. Now 2 hours isn’t enough to see all the exhibits so I suggest you book a 2 hour slot in the morning, then head to Poppy’s Restaurant for lunch, then book another 2 hour slot for the afternoon that leads to another booking for the last Post which happens every day at 4.30pm.

Currently the Australian War Memorial has knocked down the aircraft hall which it is rebuilding, bigger and better. There are a couple of planes on display. On entering the areas to visit at the Australian War Memorial include:

  • Victoria Cross Area – See and read about all the soldiers who received the highest honour – the Victoria Cross
  • Explore the exhibits in the WWI room – learn about the different battles of WWI
  • Explore the exhibits in the WWII room – learn about the different battles of WWII
  • See the limited exhibits of current conflicts – this will be expanded once building works completed
  • Walk along the honour roll in the commemorative garden and place a poppy.
  • Throw a coin in the remembrance pool and visit the unknown soldier. Get great views of Parliament House from here in the distance.
  • Eat at Poppy’s and enjoy a great meal such as my ‘Afghan Plate’.


Fighter Plane at Canberra's Australian War Memorial.

See fighter planes

Roll of Honour with Poppys at Australian War Memorial.

Place a Poppy along the Roll of Honour Wall

WWII exhibits at Australia War Memorial Canberra.

See the exhibits in the WWI room

Afghan Plate, lunch at Poppy's Cafe at the Australian War Memorial.

Afghan Plate – my lunch at Poppy’s

The Australian War Memorial is one of my favourite places to visit in Canberra and it is one of the best free things to do in Canberra. I can spend hours there just walking around – and I have many times. You will find it at:

Treloar Crescent, Campbell ACT 2612 – follow the signs for car parking.
It is open daily from with the Galleries open from 10 am to 4 pm daily (closed Christmas Day). If wanting to see the Last Post Ceremony entry is at 4.20pm with the Ceremony commencing at 4.45 pm.

Plan your visit and book your tickets to the Australian War Memorial here.


Day 2 – Parliament House & Old Parliament House


Parliament House


Start day 2 on this Canberra holiday at Parliament House. Sitting on Capitol Hill is new Parliament House and you cannot miss this building which is a symbolic piece of architecture. It was officially opened on 9 May 1988 by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia. Its principal structure is based on the shape of two boomerangs. These are topped with two axes. North-south and east-west and by an 81 metre high flagpole which is a lightning magnet if ever I saw one.

If you think the outside is impressive wait till you get inside. The building contains 4,700 rooms with many of them open to the public. Once you get through security you are free to explore large sections of the building and watch parliament in action. The main foyer is impressive with its marble staircase and leads you straight to the Great Hall with a large tapestry on display. You can visit both the debating chambers of The House of Representatives, decorated green and The Senate Chamber which has a red colour scheme, unless the politicians are sitting and then you can go into the public galleries to watch the proceedings. There are also the paintings of all the Prime Ministers to see and other smaller exhibits and information as you walk around.


Parliament House on a grey day

Tapestry in the Great Room

Front of Parliament House Canberra on a fine day.

Parliament House on a fine day

After walking around Parliament House, take the lift up to the roof and walk on the lawns up there. And look up to the flagpole and out along the axes. You can get great views of the Australian War Memorial backed by Mount Ainslie. Maybe have a coffee or lunch in the restaurant – you never know which politician you might see!

Parliament House is free to visit. It is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. The length of time will vary as to how long you stay there. A free tour can take around 25-30 minutes and must be booked in advance. You can walk around yourself but you won’t learn the tidbits you might if you go on a tour.


Museum of Australian Democracy – Old Parliament House


A 10 minute walk or so from Parliament House is the Museum of Australian Democracy or Old Parliament House. This big white building was formerly known as the Provisional Parliament House. It was home to the Parliament of Australia from 1927 to 1988 and was built for parliament as an interim home while Parliament House was built. You can visit Old Parliament House which I highly recommend as today it houses the Museum of Australian Democracy. Basically you will find the history of Australian politics shown through interactive displays. Not into politics? Sound boring! The Museum of Australian Democracy is free to visit. You can plan your visit here.

Besides the history you can visit the different rooms inside the building including the House of Representatives and the Senate which are off the Kings Hall. Plus there are meeting rooms, press room and the Prime Minister’s Suite. There is even dress ups for the kids which mine enjoyed. You can also stand on the steps outside which was the scene of the famous speech by Gough Whitlam after he had been sacked as Prime Minister.


I object to the Senate’s decision!


Day 3 – ANU, High Commissions/Embassies & Civic Shopping


This morning drive around the Australian National University (ANU). You don’t have to do this but I found it fun. See the different departments of the university. Then onto the suburb of Yarralumla which is home to nearly 80 embassies and high commissions of different world countries. You will be treated to traditional and modern architecture from many countries. See the spectacular traditional design of the Chinese Embassy and the long-house style of the High Commission of Papua New Guinea. Look for the Mexican Embassy’s giant shingle roof and the United States Embassy built in a modified Georgian style. The traditional Cape Dutch style architecture of the South Africa High Commission contrasts with the striking design of the Thai Embassy Royal. See how many countries you can name! Watch out for the security guards – they will be watching you!

Ready for something to eat? Head to Civic which is the centre of Canberra and the shopping precinct. Grab a bite to eat at a food hall or try a cafe or restaurant. Walk around the shops for some Canberra retail therapy. Perhaps end the day in one of the bars, pubs or restaurants before heading back to your accommodation.


Day 4 – AIS, GIO Stadium, Black Mountain & National Arboretum Canberra


AIS (Australian Institute of Sport)


Day 4 on my Canberra 5 day itinerary is for sport lovers who will enjoy a visit to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). It was opened in 1981 and is situated on a 66 hectare site providing athletes who come to train there with state of the art facilities. I highly recommend you go on one of the 90-minute AIS tours which are led by the athletes themselves who are training at the institute – I wonder who you will get! As you walk around the different areas of sport and see the high-performance facilities up close. The gyms, the pools, the badminton courts where you might see some of Australia’s best athletes and possibly some international ones too. You can also participate in some of the interactive displays such as testing your stamina on a road bike.

I’m sure you will be hungry by now so you could have lunch at the AIS coffee shop.


AIS Visitor Centre in Canberra.

Entrance to AIS

Test your stamina at the AIS

You can visit the AIS in the suburb of Bruce and walk around yourself but a guided public tours depart daily from the AIS Visitor Centre. Tour times are 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm and 2:30 pm. They take around 90 minutes and an adult ticket currently costs $20. Plan your visit and purchase your ticket to visit behind the scenes at the AIS here.


GIO Stadium


Adjacent to the AIS you will find the GIO Stadium. This Canberra Stadium is primarily used for rugby league and rugby union games and is the largest sports venue by capacity in Canberra. It is not open for tours.


Telstra Tower, Black Mountain


Overlooking Canberra is the Telstra Tower at Black Mountain. It is Canberra’s iconic telecommunication tower rising 195.2 metres above the summit of Black Mountain on which it is built. You can visit Black Mountain and go up to the top of the Telstra Tower and maybe have a refreshment while experiencing 360 degree panoramic views of Canberra and its surrounding countryside. I spent most of my time enjoying a coffee and the views from the inside viewing deck however, there are two outdoor viewing platforms. I preferred to stay inside as the day I visited it was very cold and extremely windy.


National Arboretum


After enjoying the mountain delights of Black Mountain continue the theme with a visit to the National Arboretum Canberra. This place has won a silver medal in 2021 from the Australian Tourism Awards for being one of the best attractions in Australia. The National Arboretum Canberra has over 44,000 trees from 100 countries across the 250 hectare site. It is one of the largest living collections of rare, endangered and significant trees. Walk around and discover nature before enjoying a cuppa at the Village Centre.


Day 5 – A Day of Museums + Walk Around Lake Burley Griffin


Canberra has many museums with most being free. Take your pick:

  • The National Gallery of Australia, formerly the Australian National Gallery, is the national art museum of Australia. Home to some 166,000 works of art.
  • The National Museum of Australia preserves and interprets Australia’s social history, key issues, people and events that have shaped the nation.
  • Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre is a great family friendly favourite. It’s an interactive science communication facility with more than 200 interactive exhibits related to science and technology – lots of fun if into science and technology.
  • The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia is Australia’s audiovisual archive – super interesting for film and sound lovers!
    Canberra Railway Museum. For all you train buffs, this museum is located next to Canberra Railway Station in Kingston.
    The National Dinosaur Museum – who doesn’t love a dinosaur! This is Australia’s largest permanent display of prehistoric specimens with 23 complete skeletons and 300 fossils. Follow the exhibit timeline to discover the rise and fall of the dinosaurs. What fun!
  • Royal Australian Mint – where the money is made!


Walk around Lake Burley Griffin


Break up the day of Canberra museums with a walk around Lake Burley Griffin. The complete walk is 5km which will take around 2 hours to walk as you will probably stop at a number of the landmarks that are located along the shores. Lake Burley Griffin is an ornamental lake and was at the centre of Griffins’ plan for Canberra. It was created by damming the Molonglo River and Scrivener Dam. Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies officially inaugurated the lake on 17 October 1964.

Places to see on the Lake Burley Griffin walk include the National Capital Exhibition, Captain James Cook Memorial, Commonwealth Park, Citizenship Place, Pioneer Women Memorial, HMAS Canberra Memorial, National Carillon (stop to listen to the bells being played via a keyboard called a clavier) and National Workers Memorial to name a few.


National Carillon along the Lake Burley Griffin walk Canberra.

Listen to the bells at the Clarillon


Extend Your Stay in Canberra to 6, 7 or more days


If 5 days in Canberra isn’t enough, extend it as there are plenty more things to see and do in Canberra and it’s surrounds. If you are looking to spend a week in Canberra or more, things to see and visit include:

  • Cockington Green. This is a miniature village that both young and old enjoy. Everything is a miniature – the castles, the trains, the people, the soccer pitch, the cricket green and even Stonehenge.


Walk amongst the miniatures at Cockington Green


  • Tidbinbilla is the Deep Space Communication Base. It is about an hour or so out of Canberra.
  • Bungendore is north of Canberra, you may have seen the sign to it on the Federal Highway. It is a little heritage town with old beautiful buildings. It’s home to the Bungendore Wood Works Gallery where you could purchase some beautifully crafted wood items. Next door is the Cafe Wood Works where I indulged in a beautiful mid-morning Eggs Benny (Eggs Bennedict). Nearby are a number of cool climate wineries.
  • Discover Cool Climate Wineries for a fabulous selection of wines and great food. Check out Lake George Winery, Affleck Winery, Lark Hill Winery, Lerida Estate and Norton Road Wines to name a few. Check opening times of each as most cellar doors and restaurants are open Friday to Sunday. Great for a long weekend of wine tasting!


Are You Ready to Visit Canberra?


So there you have it, my Canberra 5 day itinerary to help you make the most of your time in Canberra and the ACT. Canberra is a vibrant, exciting and interesting city to visit and I hope you include it in your own travels around Australia. I’d love to hear your thoughts on your visit to Canberra in the comment section following.


On a 5 Day Canberra Itinerary you must visit Parliament House in Canberra.


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  1. Katherine

    Now I feel bad. I was supposed to move to Canberra once upon a time, and I was constantly complaining about how boring Canberra supposedly was.
    And now my brother and his family live there, and one of my best friends lives there as well, so I when I come home to Australia, I need to make a trip to Canberra. Thanks for this post, you’ve put my ignorant self in my proper place.

    • Sharyn McCullum

      You are welcome Katherine. I think the most boring of places have interesting things to see and do, you just need to find out what they are! Enjoy your visit to Canberra – there are also many great eateries and wineries to visit!

  2. Erinn

    Very well written article! The miniature village looks really fun 🙂

    • Sharyn McCullum

      I’m glad you liked the article. Yes, walking around Cockington Green miniature village is a really fun thing to do – for all ages.

  3. World of Lina

    Canberra looks great to visit and your itinerary sounds perfect!

    • Sharyn McCullum

      I’m pleased you like the sound of the itinerary. I think 5 days is a great length of time to spend in the one city.

  4. Tania Muthusamy

    I haven’t been to Canberra since I was a young girl. I would so much love to stay at the Jamala Wildlife Lodge one day.

    • Sharyn McCullum

      Jamala Wildlife Lodge is just a fantastic experience however, it is an expensive one. It is definitely worth putting it on your bucket list.

  5. Sophie

    I missed Canberra when I was in Australia. I had no idea there was so much to do there. I will have to add it to my list for when I make it back!

    • Sharyn McCullum

      Yes, you definitely should try to include Canberra on your next visit. You won’t regret it!

  6. Kelly

    What a great itinerary. I had no idea there were so many different things to do in Canberra and would love to pay my respects at the war memorial and see the miniature village.

    • Sharyn McCullum

      If you have the chance you should definitely pay your respects at the War Memorial and walk around the miniature village. Tie them in with visiting other places in Canberra too.

  7. Helena

    I’m living in Melbourne at the moment (from UK originally) and really hoping to get over to the east coast before our visas expire in October! Thanks for sharing this, we want to see the capital on our trip!

    • Sharyn McCullum

      Definitely put Canberra on your list when you go travelling, it is well worth the visit. I hope you are enjoying Melbourne?

  8. Tony & Kim

    Canberra is one of our favourite destinations. We spend hours in the War Memorial and Australian Archives. We had a blast at the AIS, had a punt at the racetrack and dog track. We were there while the show was on. We sat in on the Upper House and Senate and loved the wine tour. So many things to do in Canberra.

    • Sharyn McCullum

      Canberra is a great destination as there is so much to see and do. I’m glad it is one of your favourite destinations. I’ve never been to the racetrack – I will try next visit.

  9. Tom Keck

    We always make sure to get down to Canberra to see any major exhibitions at the National Gallery. Nothing like a good excuse to make the trip. We were lucky to see the Matisse & Picasso exhibition a few days before it closed due to Covid-19. There was also an exhibition of Hugh Ramsey’s portraits, someone I hadn’t heard of previously. Another place to include on your list for adults and kids is the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex at Tidbinbilla, about 35 kms southwest of the city.

    • Sharyn McCullum

      Yes the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex at Tidbinbilla is a great place to visit – unfortunately I ran out of days on my 5-day itinerary. Next visit!

  10. Sarah

    Thanks for sharing about Canberra! That Culture Loop Shuttle Bus looks like a great way to see some of the interesting places!

    • Sharyn McCullum

      The Culture Loop Shuttle Bus is very handy when you don’t have your own transport. It takes you to all the best places to see in Canberra.

  11. Deirdre

    I would definitely visit the miniature village. It reminds me of Cullen Gardens in Toronto, Canada.

    • Sharyn McCullum

      The miniature village is quite spectacular. I enjoyed my visit. The Toronto one sounds interesting.

  12. At Lifestyle Crossroads

    I have never been to Australia. If I plan a trip to Australia, I will definitely include Canberra in my itinerary Thanks for the useful tips.

    • Sharyn McCullum

      I hope you can get to Australia and include Canberra in your travel plans. The place is quite impressive.

  13. At Lifestyle Crossroads

    I haven’t made it to Australia yet. If I plan a trip – will definitely include Canberra in my itinerary Thanks for the useful tips

    • Sharyn McCullum

      Canberra being the capital of Australia is very interesting. The buildings, particularly our Parliament House is very impressive. Canberra is only 3-4 hours from Sydney so is very doable.

  14. Kritika

    Canberra appears very laid-back. I would love to visit Mount Ainslie and taking in the panoramic view of Canberra. This place is a hotspot for photographers with plenty of fun to offer.

    • Sharyn McCullum

      Canberra can be laid back and yes, the views from Mount Ainslie are fabulous – just go on a clear sunny day for the best views.

  15. Jennifer

    Great recommendations.. I would love to visit this part of Australia someday..

    • Sharyn McCullum

      I hope you can too. You won’t be disappointed.

  16. Lisa

    Thanks for the write up!
    Canberra is the only state/territory in Australia I haven’t visited, and to be honest I knew very little about it until now!

    • Sharyn McCullum

      I hope you get to Canberra then one day – it is worth the effort.

  17. Michelle

    I like the idea of starting a visit with a stop at Mount Ainslie Lookout to see the area. The lookout would help me get my bearings and I’d get to enjoy a terrific view.

    • Sharyn McCullum

      Visiting Mount Ainslie Lookout first gives you a great outlook over Canberra so you can get your bearings. I hope you get to do that!

  18. Anja | Anja On Adventure

    I feel bad I lived in Australia for 2,5 years and never visited the capital. No idea why but as far as I can see now there is a lot to explore. Close to the mountains, close to the ocean …

    • Sharyn McCullum

      There is plenty to explore in and around Canberra – I hope you get back there one day!

  19. Leah

    I didn’t manage to visit Canberra during my Australia trip but I will definitely be saving for when I return! Thanks for a great itinerary!


    That is such a helpful itinerary. I had no idea that Canberra had so many different things to do.

    • Sharyn McCullum

      Thank you. I’m glad you think it a helpful guide and yes, it is surprising the amount of things to see and do at Canberra.

  21. Lina

    I feel Canberra is often overlooked by people traveling to Australia, but it looks like there’s so much to do! This sounds like the perfect itinerary for 5 days there 🙂

    • Sharyn McCullum

      It is overlooked because people only think it has politicians – and not everyone likes politicians! But there are plenty of other things to see and do at Canberra.

  22. Alanna

    Ahh this brought back great memories of a student trip I took there. Loved the Parliament Houses!

    • Sharyn McCullum

      Yes, many of us go to Canberra to learn about our nations parliament on a school excursion. I think we went for 3-4 days!

  23. Shannon

    We have got to get to Australia soon!

  24. Carly

    We are only going to have two days in Canberra this winter (I guess it’s summer for you!). Which museum would you say is THE must-visit?

    • Sharyn McCullum

      There are plenty of them. I am not always big on museums myself but I found the National Museum quite interesting. Also Questacon.

  25. Elyse

    Such a useful guide, I haven’t been to Canberra since I was a kid but definitely want to go back one day

    • Sharyn McCullum

      I think many of us go when we are kids and don’t think to go back for a holiday. I hope you get back there one day!

  26. Sydney

    I’ve never visited Australia and before reading your post Canberra wasn’t even on my radar! But it seems so interesting, and now I would definitely consider a stop there during a future trip to Australia! Thanks for the info!

    • Sharyn McCullum

      Oh good. I think you would find Canberra interesting. I hope you get there.

  27. Natalie

    If I ever get to Australia, Canberra is on my list. Mount Ainslie and the miniature village look fun!

    • Sharyn McCullum

      Canberra is often overlooked as not being as exciting as say Sydney, but it is a very interesting city. Just like I would go to Washington to see Capital Hill. I hope you do get to Canberra one day.


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