Balloons over Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, ACT © EventsACT

3 days in Canberra

3 days in Canberra

Nishi Building, Canberra, ACT © VisitCanberra

Nishi Building, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © VisitCanberra

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Fun fact

Canberra’s nickname ‘Bush Capital’ comes from its natural setting, with national parks and nature preserves making up more than half of the Australian Capital Territory.

Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT © Tourism Australia

Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © Tourism Australia

Insider secret

The Kokoda Memorial Trail, found behind the Australian War Memorial, leads to the summit of Mt Ainslie (about 1.5 hours return). Enjoy views over Parliament House, Lake Burley Griffin and beyond.

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National Arboretum, Canberra, ACT © VisitCanberra

National Arboretum, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © VisitCanberra

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If you have time

The up-and-coming neighbourhood of Fyshwick is home to great bakeries like Wildflour, quirky stores including Canty’s Bookshop and creative spaces like Niche Markets.

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