Plan Your ACT and Canberra Holiday, Tours And Road Trips

The ACT and Canberra is in New South Wales and is 300 kilometres south west of Sydney and the eastern coast.

In 1908 the site for the Nations Capital was chosen, in 1938 it was officially named the 'Australian Capital Territory' or ACT and Canberra was built to accommodate Australia's government.

Canberra has a population of over 300,000 and has a cosmopolitan feel and a relaxed lifestyle that locals and travellers can enjoy in many ways.

Canberra has many opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors with cycling and walking paths, explore Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve or Namadgi National Park, visit the zoo and stroll through the beautiful botanic gardens.

The many parks, gardens and lakes gives Canberra many scenic views everyone can appreciate. Take a stroll or cycle, sit down and relax, have a picnic, take photos of everything you admire.

Canberra has many interesting galleries, museums and attractions such as the National Art Gallery, the National Museum, the Anzac Parade and Australian War Memorial. Take the time to appreciate our history, culture, art work, past and present displays.

Canberra is in the centre of many interesting regions that are easy to travel to for a day trip or weekend such as the Snowy Mountains, Capital Country region and the southern coast of New South Wales.

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A beautiful display of tulips for the Canberra Floriade Festival

"Canberra celebrates spring with beautiful displays of flowers and stunning gardens, the Floriade Festival is for all the family to have a fun day with many activities, exhibitions and demonstrations." 

Travelling in the school holidays is always a busy time so it maybe necessary to book ahead your accommodation, tours etc, especially if there is a major event is going to be happening while you are there.

If you are not interested in going to the event it can be better to visit the town before or after the event then it won't be so busy.

The school holiday dates can differ slightly between schools so please check the school holiday dates at your child's school.

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Actions at the Rocky Trails Mountain Bike Competition in Canberra

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ACT and Canberra Events

Canberra Floriade - September

Canberra Festival - March

Canberra Food and Wine Expo - February

Summernats Car Festival - January

Rocky Trail MTB Cruise - February

Canberra Festival Balloon Spectacular - March

Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival - April

ACT and Canberra Attractions and Tours

Canberra War Memorial

Canberra Southern Cross Pitch 'n' Putt

Big Splash Waterpark

Questacon - Australia's National Science and Technology Centre

Canberra Glassworks

Petrie Plaza Merry Go Round Canberra

For more Canberra attraction ideas to visit in the Australian Capital Territory on your holiday here is a list of more Australian Capital Territory Attractions.

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Australian soldiers looking down ANZAC Parade

"Anzac Parade is used for ceremonial occasions and especially on ANZAC Day. There are eleven memorials along the Parade in recognition of bravery and sacrifice of all Australians that have been involved in wars. Visit the War Memorial to find more about Australia's war history."

ACT and Canberra Surrounds Road Trip Ideas

Visit Canberra Tourism
Explore and Find Things to See and Do in Canberra

Visit Namadgi National Park
Enjoy beautiful scenery, walks, camping and driving etc.

Poachers Way
The Poachers Way is inspired by the locals from where they live and their lifestyle. The properties are located from Canberra, Collector, Bowning, Bungendore and everywhere in between.

Murrumbidgee River
The Murumbidgee River starts in the Snowy Mountains and flows in to the mighty Murray River. The Murrimbidgee corridor includes the river and a narrow strip of land either side that has been set aside as a collection of nature and recreation reserves.

The Snowy Mountains
The Snowy Mountains includes villages like Jindabyne, Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass, Khancoban, Tumut, Cabramurra and Cooma.

South Coast NSW
Visit stunning and interesting places like Batemans Bay, Eurobodalla, Bega, Sapphire Coast, Jervis Bay, Shoalhaven, Kiama, Shellharbour, Merimbula and the Sapphire Coast.

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