Canberra - Australian Capital Territory

Author: Tahlia Maynard   Date Posted:11 February 2017 

Canberra is a place that every Australia-enthusiast should visit at least once. It’s not only the seat of the nation’s government, but an important cultural center that serves as the home of the National Library, Parliament House, and the High Court.

Average Winter Temps: 12.1℃

Average Summer Temps: 26.8℃

Traditional Land of:   Ngunnawal People

Designed in the early 1900s, the city’s architecture is thoroughly modern and provides a vibrant atmosphere for all the capital’s many events, festivals, and attractions.

When you visit, be sure to check out the local zoo, aquarium, and dinosaur museum. Depending on the season, you should have some entertaining festivals or other events waiting for you as well. Floriade is a major celebration of all things floral, drawing visitors, musicians, and artists from the local area and beyond. The fact is that there are so many things to see and do that you’ll never have a dull moment.

Whether you’re a lover of culture, a would-be history buff, or someone who just loves physical activities and adventure, the Australian capital has everything you need. Just don’t leave without getting out on the town after dark at least once. The city’s night life is as memorable as its daytime hustle and bustle! 

National Parks

  • Namadgi National Park
  • Brindabella National Park

Attractions & Activities

  • Balloon Rides
  • Australian War Memorial
  • Australian Parliament House
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Mount Ainslie Lookout
  • Museum of Australian Democracy
  • National Gallery of Australia
  • Lake Burley Griffin
  • Nature & Wildlife Tours
  • National Zoo and Aquarium
  • National Library of Australia
  • Australian National Botanic Gardens
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Booroomba Rocks Walk
  • Stromlo Forest Park
  • Day Spa
  • Canberra Reptile Zoo
  • Commonwealth Park
  • Golfing
  • National Dinosaur Museum
  • Canberra Glassworks
  • Canberra Museum and Gallery
  • Food Tours
  • Cooking Classes
  • Boat Tours
  • Manuka Swimming Pool
  • Canberra Nature Park
  • River Rafting and Tubing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Wine Tasting

Caravan Parks

Canberra South Motor Park

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Canberra South Motor Park provides everything you could want to make your caravan stay in the capital an exciting one. Situated on magnificently landscaped terrain, the park offers laundry and barbecues facilities, a camp kitchen and picnic areas, an on-site store, tavern, and café, and clean, modern amenities blocks. You’ll also be close enough to all of the city’s major attractions to ensure that you are able to maximize your adventure while you’re in the area.

$32/night for two persons, unpowered grass site; $38/night for two persons, powered site

$6/night for each additional person

Alivio Tourist Park

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

The Alivio Tourist Park offers a pleasant city star within bushland terrain. At the park, you’ll find so many things to do that it will be tempting to just while away your trip without ever leaving the campground. There’s an on-site café and bar, pool, basketball and tennis courts, table tennis, and campsite staples like BBQ areas and laundry. Everything is geared toward making your stay as memorable as possible!

$66/night for Drive Thru van site; $88/night for Drive Thru van Site with ensuite

 

Canberra Carotel Motel and Caravan Park

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

At the Canberra Carotel you’ll enjoy the hominess of a family-owned campsite, while still being only seven kilometres from the center of the capital. That puts you within just minutes of all of the area’s main attractions and sites, which can enable you to enjoy more of the capital’s enchanting ambiance without spending all your time driving from one destination to another. The park offers powered and unpowered sites, and provides a swimming pool, kitchen areas, a full amenities block, and free Wi-Fi.

Caravan and camping site rates start at $17/night. Call for available options and current rates for your stay.

Free Camping / Low Cost Camping:

There are also opportunities for free overnight camping stays around the capital if you’re on a budget or just want to spend a little less on lodgings. The Canberra and Region Visitors Center is one such place. Located in the capital, it’s an area that provides picnic tables, tv reception, and more. Your best option, though, is to search out one of the rest areas outside the capital. The Hughie Edwards VC Rest Area is a good option. Located near Majura, it can be a good place to set up camp for the night. There are no toilets or water facilities, so be prepared to rough it.