Aerial view of National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © National Museum of Australia

National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © National Museum of Australia

Nick Mitzevich’s guide to Canberra

Visitors admire a Bert Flugelman sculpture at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra © Tourism Australia

Sculpture Garden, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © Tourism Australia

Did you know?

In the 1970s, the National Gallery of Australia set off a national debate about the merits of abstract art when it purchased Blue Poles by Jackson Pollock for a hefty sum.

Group of friends dining at Capital Brewing Co in Fyshwick © Kara Rosenlund for VisitCanberra

Capital Brewing Co, Fyshwick, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © Kara Rosenlund for VisitCanberra

Group of friends enjoy drinks at Italian and Sons pizzeria and wine bar on Lonsdale Street in Canberra © VisitCanberra

Italian and Sons, Pizzeria and Wine Bar, Lonsdale Street, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © VisitCanberra

Interior of Bar Rochford in Canberra © Bar Rochford/Lean Timms

Bar Rochford, London Circuit, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © Bar Rochford/Lean Timms

When to go

Canberra’s temperate, dry climate makes it a great place to visit all year round. In winter, the evenings are cold, but daytime is usually mild and sunny.

Designer Op Shop Emporium in Fyshwick © VisitCanberra

Designer Op Shop Emporium, Fyshwick, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © VisitCanberra

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Australian War Memorial building at sunset in Canberra ©Visit Canberra

Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © VisitCanberra

Interior of staircase at Ovolo Nishi Hotel in Canberra © VisitCanberra

Ovolo Nishi Hotel, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © VisitCanberra