There's nothing like Australia

Australian Capital Territory Highlights

Canberra: Home of the Australian story

Canberra, the national capital is a treasure trove of attractions. Visit Parliament House, the High Court of Australia, Australian War Memorial, Royal Australian Mint and the National Gallery for an insight into how the country works. Walk around Lake Burley Griffin or to the top of Mount Ainslie and experience the city's well-planned layout. It's one of the only places in the world where you can fly directly over a Parliament House in a hot air balloon. Worship our sporting heroes at the Australian Institute of Sport. The surrounding regions offer world-class arts and crafts, historic towns and villages, spectacular manicured gardens, stunning vistas, gourmet delights and three wine regions all within an hour and a half drive. The Poacher's Way offers a diverse range of experiences including fine dining, cool climate wines, arts, crafts, bed and breakfasts and day spas, created by people with a passion for life.

Climb every mountain

Not far from Canberra you'll experience the best of Australia's high country including the tallest point on the continent, Mount Kosciuszko. In summer wander through fields of alpine wildflowers and fish in mountain lakes stocked with trout. In winter it's the only place in the world where you can ski or snowboard amongst the snow-gums. Namadgi National Park is a breathtaking bushland vistas and rich Aboriginal history, with sacred sites dating back at least 20,000 years. In more modern history, Honeysuckle Creek was the first place on earth to receive images of man walking on the moon. Learn more at the Deep Space Communication Complex at Tidbinbilla.