Things to do in Canberra
If you're making a trip of it and are looking for activities to fill your time, check out Visit Canberra for the 'must see' tourist attractions and activities.
Museums and Galleries
National Gallery of Australia
Home to the most valuable collection of art in Australia, the national collection comprises over 155,000 works of art, including the world’s largest collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. The significant collection represents the whole of Australian art, modern art worldwide, particularly from Europe and America, and art from across Asia and the Pacific. While admission to the gallery is free, booking is recommended. Visit the website for more details and to book.
National Museum of Australia
The National Museum of Australia brings to life the rich and diverse stories of Australia through compelling objects, ideas and events. This collection is linked to key moments, people and places in Australian history and culture.
Australian War Memorial
The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial's purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war or on operational service and those who have served our nation in times of conflict.
Walks and Hikes
One of Canberra’s most iconic walks, the Bridge to Bridge is a 5km loop located right on the edge of Lake Burley Griffin, taking you past some of our gorgeous cultural institutions, cafés and bars.
One of the best places to catch the sunset, this short-but-steep urban walk starts behind the Australian War Memorial. The track will quickly take you out of the bustle of the city and into the bush before popping you out to soak in views overlooking central Canberra including Lake Burley Griffin, Parliament House and more. This is one of Canberra’s busiest trails, with hundreds of people walking it each day.
Bars and Restaurants
Old Canberra Inn
Bentspoke Brewing Co
Capital Brewing Co