Canberra Hotels Guide

ACT, Australia

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The Australian Capital Territory and its city of Canberra are home to Australia's Parliament House, the National War Memorial and the National Art Gallery and Museum, all of which provide a unique insight into this young country's fascinating history. Many people visit during September and October to see the thousands of flowering bulbs and garden displays of the Floriade Festival, and nearby Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve offers walking trails, rare Australian wildlife and stunning wildflower displays. Canberra has a population of approximately 350,000 people and is one of the world's few planned cities, with wide, tree-lined avenues and neat suburbs.

Canberra Highlights

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The focal point of the city is Capital Hill and the unique Parliament House, which is partly built into the hill. A walkway of green grass stretches across the top of the building, with an impressive flag pole marking the pinnacle of the hill. Formal courtyards and lawns stretch down toward Lake Burley Griffin, and continue on the opposite shore towards the National War Memorial. Tours of Parliament House are available and visitors may sit in on Parliamentary question time when the politicians are in session.


The War Memorial is a moving tribute to the brave young Australians who gave their lives in the Boer War, First and Second World Wars and the Vietnam War. Learn about the famous 'Anzacs' who forged the beginnings of Australian identity on the tragic shores of Gallipoli. Many of the other main attractions are located within walking distance of Capital Hill. Kids will love Questacon, a hands-on science museum, as well as the Australian Mint and the National Zoo.

Canberra has many unexpected delights amongst the leafy surrounds, including stylish restaurants, boutique shopping, hip bars and a busy calendar of events.

The city of Canberra has been Australia's capital city since 1908. The historical parliament buildings and residences across this quaint city tell stories of the nation's true history under government ruling for over 100 years and there are plenty of organised sightseeing tours to take in the museums, memorials and official state buildings.

Named by the locals as the city of gardens, Canberra is surrounded by some of the country's most beautiful and colourful gardens, lush green forests and spectacular mountain ranges.

Drop a fishing line in the Murrumbidgee River. or take a trip to the nearby Snowy Mountains and climb Australia's highest peak.

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Accommodation in Canberra is excellent – with hotels and serviced apartments available in the CBD, and cosy B&Bs, caravan parks and budget backpacker hostels in the surrounding suburbs. Canberra has a cool temperate climate, with cold winters and hot summers. Spring is the most popular time to visit, when you will be treated to native wildflower displays in the bush and spectacular flowering bulb displays during the Floriade Festival and accommodation can be hard to find at short notice.

Canberra's accommodation choices are suited to all styles and budgets, whether it be camping at the local holiday park or retreating in a riverside apartment. The following Canberra hotels provide some of the best deals for a holiday in ACT – please search below for availability and get the very best room rates sourced from over 100 local and online booking agents:

Canberra Travel Info
Canberra is locatedabout 100km inl;and from the New South Wales coast inland . There is a domestic airport close to the city, with connections to all major Australian cities. Bus and train connections are available from Sydney and Melbourne. Car hire is available from the airport and at several locations in and around the city. The fine dining options are impressive and the local markets are a great way to discover and enjoy a taste of Canberra's local produce and cuisine. Canberra is a delightful city and a proud host to our Commonwealth Government and the Royal Family.