‘When asked what the capital city of Australia is, a lot of people will instantly jump to either Sydney or Melbourne, completely forgetting about Canberra…

While not a lot of people know too much about Canberra, it’s a great place to visit. To give you an idea of what Canberra has on offer, this post will be exploring several of the options you have available.

Parliament House

Inheriting a mix of diplomatic processes and methods from a range of different countries, Australia’s Parliament can be very interesting. Arguments are very regular, and important issues are discussed daily. This makes Parliament House a great place to visit as a tourist.

The National Gallery

Most countries will have a national gallery in their capital city, and Australia is no different. This venue is filled with artwork from across the country, along with pieces which have been gifted from other parts of the world. Not only is this a collection of paintings and artwork, but it is also a reflection of the history of Canberra and Australia. This makes it a great place for anyone who loves to learn on their vacations.

Australian War Memorial

Another place for some learning, albeit a little more sombre, the War Memorial touching spot. Acting as a tool to remind Australian people of the sacrifices brave soldiers have made fighting for them, this place is filled with information about the wars they have been involved in. In addition, it can give a good insight into the people behind a conflict.


This option is a little more focused towards the kids and will be great for families to enjoy together. Questacon is a science museum which is filled with interactive exhibits for children to play with. Promoting curiosity and a passion for learning, this sort of place is a great one to try when you are on vacation, even if you’d rather stay by the pool.

National Arboretum

Trees play an important role around the world. As a celebration of this and an effort to preserve Australia’s natural beauty, the National Arboretum in Canberra is a vast area of protected space, filled with interesting and unique plant life.

You can find serviced apartments in Canberra which provide unrivalled access to these spaces. Unlike much of Australia, Canberra is nice and green and is sure to inspire anyone.

Hopefully, this post will leave you feeling inspired to start planning your next vacation to Australia. There’s loads to do in Canberra, and this post has barely scratched the surface. To make sure you don’t miss out, it’s worth doing plenty of research before you set off.


Suz x



*this post was written in collaboration*