The best things to do in Canberra
There’s more than meets the eye for culture and nature seekers in the nation’s capital. Here’s a guide to everything must see in Canberra, strategically placed between Melbourne and Sydney.
Canberra makes regular appearances on hotly contested “most liveable” and “best city” lists. The nation’s capital has even appeared on quirkier ones, being highly ranked for safety, hygiene and most recently for providing a good night’s sleep, given its air quality and relative lack of pollution.
However, Canberra isn’t just a great place to live, it’s also a great place to visit. Nicknamed ‘The Bush Capital’, this predominantly low-rise city enjoys a sense of space in the urban areas, which is enhanced by all the surrounding bushland and mountains.
In fact, being so far inland means snow-capped mountains are visible during winter so you’re also not far from popular alpine regions like the Snowy Mountains.
The city itself has something for everyone, with travellers having no shortage of national treasures, history, architecture, art, culture and dining to enjoy.