Visiting Canberra

There's no better place to discover the Australian story than in Australia's capital, Canberra. Here are some of our favourites or visit for more information.

Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial is one of the world's great museums. It is also the premier archive and centre for research into the history of Australian involvement in war. The Memorial commemorates the service and sacrifice of all Australian men and women in wartime.

Lake Burley Griffin

Spend time on or around beautiful Lake Burley Griffin in central Canberra. The lake covers 664 hectares with a shoreline of 40.5 kilometres, so you have plenty of room to play! Take a cruise or catch a ferry. Hire a boat or a bike. Enjoy the water views over a meal or drinks at cafes and restaurants. Enjoy picnics in the lovely parks.

The National Arboretum

The National Arboretum is Canberra's newest attraction. It's a living collection of 48,000 trees, an entertainment facility and events venue offering a unique visitor experience. Set on a 250 hectare site, the Arboretum includes 94 forests of rare, endangered and symbolic trees from Australia and around the world.

National Gallery of Australia

Visit more than 100,000 works of art and world-class art exhibitions at the National Gallery of Australia. See the famous 'Blue Poles' by Jackson Pollock or the iconic Ned Kelly series by Sidney Nolan. Discover Australian art, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, Asian art and international art.

Old Bus Depot Markets

Canberra's national award winning indoor Sunday market focuses on the talent and creativity of regional arts and craftspeople. Discover 200 stalls within a fabulous old industrial building. Stalls offer unique handcrafted items, gourmet take home food, regional wines and fresly ground coffee.


At Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre you can free-fall down a six metre slide, experience an earthquake or challenge a robot to a game of air hockey. Little scientists and their carers will enjoy Mini Q as they play, discover and learn in a gallery just for 0 - 6 year olds. No visit is complete without watching - or starring in - a Spectacular Science Show.

National Museum of Australia

The National Museum of Australia holds some of the nation's most popular and important items including Phar Lap's heart and the Holden Prototype No. 1, as well as many significant artefacts from Australia's Indigenous history. Enjoy hands-on experiences for the young and young-at-heart throughout the Museum.

CSIRO Discovery Centre

The CSIRO Discovery Centre offers an interactive journey through CSIRO and Australian science history. It is housed in an award-winning designed building with a sweeping glasshouse atrium and tropical indoor garden. Science is presented in an entertaining way to demystify it and educate people of all ages about the fascinating world of research and innovation.


National Zoo & Aquarium

Australia's only combined Zoo and Aquarium is privately owned and situated just five minutes from the centre of Canberra. The National Zoo and Aquarium gives you an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the world's most amazing creatures. With a wide variety of native and exotic animals and the largest inland saltwater tank in Australia, there is something for everyone.