Canberra attractions and activities
Canberra is the capital city of Australia and also the largest inland city in the country. Located in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), the federal Australian government institutions are headquartered here including Australian Parliament, the High Court of Australia, the Australian War Memorial and more. However there are plenty of amazing things to do in Canberra outside of these government institutions. From iconic national attractions to cool-climate vineyards, there is a whole other side to Canberra waiting to be explored. RedBalloon offers some of the best Canberra activities including getaway packages, flying experiences, wine tastings, cooking classes plus so much more. It’s the perfect way to explore every inch of this city from a whole new perspective!
Our range of Canberra activities are perfect to enjoy with your partner, friends and even the whole family. Whether you’re only visiting for a day, planning a mini getaway or a local looking for fun things to do, there a variety of experiences to choose from that are guaranteed to keep you busy! From luxury accommodation packages in 5-star hotels to photography workshops of the city’s landmarks, you’ll never be stuck for things to do in Canberra again! These experiences are also the perfect gift ideas if you’re looking to spoil someone for a special occasion, birthday, Christmas or anything in between.
Places to visit in Canberra
There are plenty of amazing places to visit in Canberra, perfect for locals looking for new areas to explore on their weekends or visitors travelling around the city. A RedBalloon experience is the best way to discover the variety of attractions, landmarks and beautiful scenery that make up this region. Discover some of the best places to go in Canberra below.
Parliament of Australia
Parliament House (also known as Capital Hill) is located in the centre of the city. The iconic building is the heart of Australian parliamentary democracy but also uniquely designed that is worth visiting just for the architecture itself. Even if you don’t consider yourself hugely interested in politics, visiting Parliament is still one of the top things to do in Canberra as you can take a guided tour, visit the popular Queen’s Terrace Cafe and see an impressive collection of artwork.
If you’re looking for places to go in Canberra that are suitable for the kids and the whole family can enjoy, then the National Zoo should be at the top of your list. It is located in Yarralumla at the west end of Lake Burley Griffin and offers plenty of attractions and activities to keep everyone busy for the day. Whilst visiting why not book in a Cheetah encounter and get up close and personal during this rare opportunity to pat and play with these amazing creatures.
National Museum of Australia
The National Museum of Australia preserves and tells stories about Australia’s social history including its distinct land and people. It’s one of the best Canberra attractions for discovering the rich and diverse history of this country. Not only are there plenty of exhibitions to see but the building itself offers stunning architecture that you’ll want to explore. If you’re looking for the perfect experience to book in whilst you’re there, the National Museum of Australia building and architecture tour will uncover the hidden meanings and stories embedded in its unique building, design and landscape.
What are the top 5 things to do in Canberra?
There are plenty of amazing Canberra attractions to discover whilst visiting this city. RedBalloon offers a variety of experiences that will let you explore everything this region has to offer, including some of the city’s best kept secrets. Listed below are some of the best Canberra activities.
- Hot air ballooning over Canberra
- 5 star overnight hotel package
- Cheetah encounter at the National Zoo
- National Museum of Australia building and architecture tour
- Jet flight simulator challenge
There are plenty of amazing Canberra activities and attractions on offer at RedBalloon! Don’t know which one to pick? Don’t worry, you can always choose a gift voucher and decide later. A gift voucher can be used to purchase any experience within the ACT including any accommodation packages. Find out more about our gift vouchers.
Things to do in the ACT
Whilst you’re visiting the capital city of Canberra, why not explore the rest of the ACT. There is so much to see and do in this territory from exhilarating flying experiences and luxury car rentals to indulging wine tastings and cooking classes. Discover our entire range of enriching experiences that will let you explore everything the ACT has to offer.