Balloons over Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © VisitCanberra

Balloons over Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © VisitCanberra

Canberra’s adventurous side

Hot air ballooning, Canberra, ACT © VisitCanberra

Hot air ballooning over Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © VisitCanberra

When to go

Visit during Enlighten Festival to see the Canberra Balloon Spectacular and fly among dozens of balloons. Alternatively, watch the balloons being inflated en masse on the lawns of Old Parliament House each morning.

Commonwealth Place, Canberra, ACT © VisitCanberra

Commonwealth Place, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © VisitCanberra

Burnelee Excursions, Canberra, ACT © VisitCanberra

Burnelee Excursions, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © VisitCanberra

Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, ACT © VisitCanberra

Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © VisitCanberra

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Jamala Wildlife Lodge, National Zoo and Aquarium, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © Jamala Wildlife Lodge

 Alpine River Adventures, Murrumbidgee River, ACT © Alpine River Adventures

Alpine River Adventures, Murrumbidgee River, Australian Capital Territory © Alpine River Adventures

Namadgi National Park, ACT © VisitCanberra

Namadgi National Park, Australian Capital Territory © VisitCanberra