Visit the Australian Capital Territory
The Australian Capital Territory was created in 1911 following a transfer of land from NSW.
High on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range some 300 km south west of Sydney, the area’s focal point is Canberra, the nations capital city and seat of the Federal Parliament.
An architectural and landscaping showpiece, Canberra is known for a quiet civic lifestyle. parks and gardens
The City has easy access to national parks, wildlife, wineries, sheer spacious beauty and convenience with an array of splendid modern buildings in lovely settings.
It certainly is nothing like any other city in Australia and is well worth visiting for that reason alone
Discover the home of the Australian Story in Canberra, where national attractions and hidden gems deliver an array of unexpected delights. The city’s national museums and attractions hold and share the treasures of our nation.
See our country and people through the eyes of our artists, and experience Australian character through sound and film, books and exhibitions.
Celebrate Australia’s proud sporting achievements, delve into our political history, Indigenous culture and reflect on our young nation’s experience on the international stage. Home to 347,000 people, Canberra is one of the world’s few planned cities, a city in a park, with a kaleidoscope of colours and experiences turned by the changing seasons.
Immerse yourself in the true nature of the native bushland that cradles our city and reveals unexpected delights among the leafy surrounds including stylish restaurants, hip bars, boutique shopping, fun for the kids, great outdoor fun and a busy calendar of events and festivals. The surrounding region offers more than 30 wineries, historic townships, quiet coastlines, the lush southern highlands and the alpine roof of Australia.
Queanbeyan is located in Country NSW on the Queanbeyan River, 299 km south-west of Sydney. This relaxed city is a gateway to Canberra, the NSW snowfields and the pretty towns and villages of the Southern Tablelands, such as Bungendore and Braidwood.
Take a self-guided town tour around Queanbeyan's historic buildings and museums, including Queanbeyan Museum in the old police sergeant's residence. Enjoy a stroll under the willow trees along the riverbank in Queen Elizabeth Park or pack a picnic and follow the 3-km ridge track around Molonglo Gorge. There are excellent trout fishing spots on the Googong Foreshores.
At the Queanbeyan Art Gallery see the work of local artists or maybe take an art class. The town also hosts an eclectic selection of events that includes a regatta, country fair and multicultural carnival.
Check out local food and wine options and stay awhile, there's plenty of good accommodation choices.
Activities And Things To Do In The Australian Capital Territory