Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © Damian Breach/VisitCanberra
Australian Capital Territory
- Top things to do
- Getting to the Australian Capital Territory
Discover the Australian Capital Territory, where blissful nature sits alongside buzzy urban neighbourhoods, and modern eateries meet captivating history.
The Australian Capital Territory – home to Australia’s capital city of Canberra – is a tempting combination of outdoor adventure, urban exploration and artistic flare. The perfect destination for foodies, culture vultures and outdoor enthusiasts alike, the Australian Capital Territory is sure to challenge all your expectations.
The Australian Capital Territory encompasses a small area of inland New South Wales and the seaside Jervis Bay Territory. Despite being so small, this is where you will find the nation's parliament, important historical and cultural museums and landmarks as well as quaint country towns with a reputation for making fantastic cool-climate wines.
- Explore history, art and culture at Canberra's museums and art galleries
- Hike, bike, climb and paddle through nature reserves on a day trip
- Sip on cool-climate wines in the region's nearby wineries
Conveniently located between Sydney and Melbourne, Canberra is perfect for short breaks and weekends away.
You can fly into Canberra from most Australian capital cities, and international flights are available with a short stop in Sydney. If you’re eager for the open road, you can experience the best of Canberra and the Sapphire Coast on this five-day road trip. Alternatively, Canberra is just a three-hour drive from Sydney and an eight-hour drive from Melbourne.