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Updated, Jan 2024


In the heart of Australia, Canberra, the country’s capital, is a hidden gem for travel enthusiasts. Additionally, its unique location between Sydney and Melbourne makes it an ideal stop. Firstly, designed by visionary architects, Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin, Canberra is renowned for its purposeful layout and impressive landmarks.

Moreover, the city’s rich history is reflected in its iconic institutions like the Australian War Memorial and the National Gallery of Australia. Furthermore, the city boasts a picturesque landscape with Lake Burley Griffin at its center, offering a serene backdrop for exploration. Canberra’s well-maintained parks and vibrant cultural events add to its allure. In conclusion, Canberra is not merely a political hub; it’s a travel haven waiting to be discovered.

Getting In & Around

Getting in

Canberra International Airport – 8 km East of city. web: phone: +61 2 6275 2222
Bus: Rapid 3 – A$5 cash/ A$2.55-3.22 MyWay card, Taxi: A$23-40 to city center (additional charges may apply), Shuttles are also available, canberra elite  +61 13 22 27, ACT Cabs +61 (02) 6280 0077, Uber: A$16-35

Canberra Railway Station – hours: 5am-7pm, address: Wentworth Avenue, Burke Cres, Kingston ACT 2604, Australia, web: it is a small station but toilets are available. 

Jolimont Tourist Centre – bus terminal, Coaches to Sydney, Melbourne and other towns. Building has all services, shops, restaurants and Novotel as well.

Getting around

Public Transport: web: Cash tickets are available onboard a bus or at bus interchange. from ticket vending machines at major stops & all light rail platforms. MyWay cards are rechargeable top up cards and can save you money if you are visiting for few days. these cards are available at A$5

Off peak fares discounts between 9 am to 4:30 pm and after 6 pm on weekdays, also all day on weekends and holidays. Peak fares are before 9 am and between 4:30 to 6 pm on weekdays. no off peak discount on cash tickets.

Tickets: Single ticket: cash: A$5, card: A$2.55-3.22. Daily: (valid till midnight) cash: A$9.60, card cap: A$9.60, Weekend:(MyWay card) A$5.87

Piazza Duomo

See & Do

Australian War Memorial
memorial | Free entry  

Parliament House
parliament |  Free entry  

Old Parliament House
museum | Adult:A$2, Reduced:A$1 

National Library of Australia
library | free entry  

Kemal Ataturk Memorial
open  Memorial

Telstra Tower
tower | Adult:A$7.50, Child:A$3

National Carillon
bell tower | Open

Changi Chapel
church | free entry  

Saint Christopher’s Roman Catholic Cathedral
church | free entry  

Museums & Galleries

National Gallery of Australia
gallery | free entry  

National Museum of Australia
museum | free entry  

Scott Leggo Gallery
gallery | free entry  

National Dinosaur Museum
museum | tickets: Adult:A$18, Reduced:A$11-13

Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre
museum | tickets: Adult:A$23, Reduced:A$17.50

National Portrait Gallery
gallery | free entry  

Royal Australian Mint
museum | free entry  

Geoscience Australia
museum | free entry  

National Archives of Australia
museum | free entry  


Old Bus Depot Markets

Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets

Canberra Centre
shopping mall  

Belconnen Fresh Food Markets

Parks and Outdoor

Lake Burley Griffin
open area  

National Zoo & Aquarium
tickets: Adult:$47, Child:$26

Canberra Walk In Aviary
tickets: Adult:$15, Reduced:$10-13

Weston Park

National Arboretum Canberra
free entry  

Commonwealth Park

Australian National Botanic Gardens
free entry  

Mount Ainslie Lookout

Piazza Duomo