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Museum of Australian Democracy

The Museum of Australian Democracy is the first and only museum dedicated to telling the story of Australian democracy. The museum offers a range of innovative exhibitions, tours and activities for all ages.

National Museum of Australia

Located on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, the National Museum of Australia brings to life the rich and diverse stories of Australia through compelling objects, ideas and events. The museum focuses on Indigenous histories and cultures, European settlement and our interaction with the environment.

Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.

An image of Parliament house located near Aria Hotel in Dickson

Australian Parliament House

Canberra is home to the Australian Parliament House, and the meeting place of the nation. Visitors can take a guided tour into the Senate and House of Representatives chambers, view historic documents and various exhibitions, and see democracy first hand.

An image of kids enjoying the science display at Questacon, an attraction close to the Pavilion Hotel


Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre, strives to promote a greater understanding and awareness of science and technology, in a fun, interactive, and relevant way. Questacon is a great addition to your itinerary if you are travelling with the whole family.

Cockington Green Gardens

Cockington Green Gardens is one of Canberra's landmark attractions, and allows guests the opportunity to venture into a delightful and fascinating display of beautifully crafted miniature building set within landscaped gardens. The garden is the perfect place for a family day out.

Capital Region Farmers Market

The Capital Region Farmers Market is your one-stop-shop for fresh, tasty and seasonal produce, straight from the grower to you. The markets run every Saturday morning at Exhibition Park in Canberra. Enjoy fresh fruit, veges, meat, seafood and flowers.

National Arboretum

It’s a living collection of 48,000 trees, an entertainment facility and events venue offering a unique visitor experience. Set on a 250 hectare site, the Arboretum includes 94 forests of rare, endangered and symbolic trees from Australia and around the world.

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Tidbinbilla offers a wide range of outstanding natural experiences. Come and discover the fantastic wildlife viewing, bushwalking in the Sanctuary wetlands or along one of our many tracks and trails, recreation activities for family and friends and fun for the kids!

National Zoo and Aquarium

The National Zoo & Aquarium is Australia’s only combined Zoo and Aquarium. That’s two attractions in one! With a wide variety of both native and exotic animals, as well as the largest inland saltwater tank in Australia, there is something for everyone.

National Gallery of Australia

The National Gallery of Australia holds the national art collection, including the largest display of Australian Indigenous art in the world. Located in Canberra, it is the Commonwealth of Australia's national cultural instituation for the visual arts.

National Portrait Gallery

See the portraits of over 400 people who’ve shaped the nation at the National Portrait Gallery. Be amazed at the works of art reflecting Australia’s history, diversity and culture. Favourites include Ned Kelly’s death mask and Howard Arkley’s portrait of Nick Cave.

Canberra Glassworks

See professional glass artists at work, make your own glass paperweight or bird in the Hotshop, or take introductory glass courses from the experts and see their striking exhibitions. This contemporary glass centre is the only one of its kind in Australia!

Canberra City Shopping

Canberra’s shopping malls, boutiques and key precincts are the perfect places to find plenty of hidden gems. Visit the city’s shopping hub at the Canberra Centre on Bunda Street, featuring more than 300 department and speciality stores.

Old Bus Depot Markets

Canberra’s national award winning indoor Sunday market focuses on the talent and creativity of regional arts and craftspeople. Discover 200 stalls within a fabulous old industrial building. Stalls offer unique handcrafted items, gourmet food, wines, and freshly ground coffee.

Manuka Oval

Manuka Oval’s rich and diverse history has proved integral in its continuous use as a sporting venue. With a seating capacity of 13,550, the venue remains the premier site for cricket and AFL events in Canberra. The Oval is just 10 minutes from Parliament House.

The Forage

The Forage is a showcase of street food (and other food products) by our local cafes, food trucks, wineries and breweries. Enjoy a fun creative showcase from local businesses (established and new), in a festival style environment.


FASHFEST, a stunning four-day fashion experience, shines the spotlight on the city of Canberra’s diverse local design talent.

Handmade Canberra Markets

The Handmade Market is a quarterly event, held over a weekend at EPIC on Flemington Road. Both the market and Shop Handmade on City Walk Boulevard, are packed full of beautiful designer finds. All of the pieces for sale are handmade in Australia.