Intentionally situated between Sydney and Melbourne, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is home to Australia’s fascinating capital.
Canberra, the purpose-built capital, sits serenely between its big-city cousins surrounded by the ACT’s adventure playground of mountainous wilderness and beautiful bushland.
In the city itself, you can wander around Lake Burley Griffin (named after the architect that designed the city) stopping off at the world-class attractions dotted along its shores. From the National Museum of Australia and the Australian War Memorial, to the impressive Parliament House, you’ll easily need a few days to explore them all.
If you like to spend as much of your holiday as possible in the great outdoors, you’re in luck. More than half of the ACT is protected nature reserve and national park, so why not venture further afield for scenic walking and cycling trails across the wider alpine ACT landscape. Discover the region’s cool-climate wineries, waterfalls, the magnificent Australian Alps and much more.
Whether you’re a culture vulture, a nature enthusiast or enjoy a generous helping of gourmet indulgences on your travels, a holiday to the Australian Capital Territory can cater for all.