Things to do in Canberra

By Lauren Jade Hill

Canberra is often overlooked by travelers in favor of sister cities Sydney and Melbourne, but as the capital of Australia the city is indisputably a cultural hub as well as a gateway to vineyards, forest and nature reserves with the shores of Lake Burley Griffin to savor too. With so much to discover here, we take a look at some of the best things to do in Canberra for an insight into what makes this city special.

Cultural Identity

With a number of the country’s most significant cultural and historic sites situated here, visitors have plenty to uncover in each corner of the city. From taking a guided tour of Parliament House on Capital Hill to spending an afternoon in the sprawling National Museum of Australia, Canberra’s cultural sites provide more than just an appreciation of the city.

Canberra also has a thriving art scene, and this can be uncovered through its world-class galleries. Beginning at major art venues, such as the National Gallery of Australia and National Portrait Gallery, move on to Canberra Contemporary Art Space for cutting-edge works and the Aboriginal Dreamings Gallery to see an extensive collection of this distinctive style of art sourced from remote regions.