As the first leaves begin to fall, Canberra comes alive with blockbuster exhibitions, delicious food and wine events and fantastic festivals.
Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy a mini-break in the national capital, so come and let our beautiful city surprise you with new experiences and hidden gems.
When you take a trip to Canberra, prepare for one good thing after another. Because whether it’s world-class wining and dining, iconic national treasures or breathtaking natural beauty, everything you’re after is there and just moments away.
For assistance with travel information or booking accommodation, speak with one of the friendly staff at the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre on 1300 554 114, or go to visitcanberra.com.au
Versailles: Treasures from the Palace brings together a collection of over 130 treasures from the Palace of Versailles to be exclusively shown at the National Gallery of Australia until 17 April 2017. Discover Australia’s history of advertising at The Sell: Australian Advertising 1790s To 1990s at the National Library of Australia until 25 April 2017.
Food & wine
The Canberra region has so much to offer food and wine lovers. Delve into an array of stylish restaurants, bars and shops brimming with local produce and wine and chat to local winemakers at their cellar door — there are more than 33 wineries in a picturesque rural setting just 35 minutes drive from the city.
Explore the great outdoors on Canberra’s extensive cycle paths, world-class mountain biking and city walking trails. Discover Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Namadgi National Park, learn about native flora at the Australian National Botanic Gardens or enjoy a walk among rare and symbolic trees at the National Arboretum Canberra.
Canberra also offers plenty of fun for families. Questacon makes learning about science fun for kids with a range of interactive activities. There are also family-friendly museums and galleries, the Australian Institute of Sport, Cockington Green Gardens and the National Zoo and Aquarium to entertain kids of any age.
Plan your trip
Find all the information you need to plan your trip on Canberra’s official tourism website or download the free 2017 Canberra Visitor Guide app. Be sure to share your travel snaps with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, where you can also unearth our hidden gems and get some insider tips from locals.
The Canberra and Region Visitors Centre is located at the National Capital Exhibition at Regatta Point on Barrine Drive, Parkes, overlooking Lake Burley Griffin. Their friendly staff can also help you book accommodation.