Welcome to Australian Capital Territory


Effectively the ACT is just Greater Canberra, along with a chunk of mountainous wilderness to the south (which provides that all-important water source). Come here to explore Australia's interesting little capital, and perhaps take a walk in the bush while you're at it.


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$14.59 Cultural & Theme Tours

Australian Institute of Sport: The AIS Tour

Your tour starts at the AIS Visitor Centre, where you'll meet your guide for your immersion into athletics in Australia. Learn about sports in a hands-on way with Sportex, an educational and engaging sports experience where you can try wheelchair basketball, virtual downhill skiing, rock climbing, football penalty shootouts, and more. Sportex is included as part of every AIS tour. Try out a selection of interactive activities such as testing your accuracy, speed, and strength with the ball-skills tester or reaction timer, plus explore educational exhibits such as the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Heroes and Legends, and Sports Science.

$240.68 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Canberra Hot Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise

Your flight experience begins early in the morning at the Hyatt Hotel, centrally located on Commonwealth Ave, a two minute walk from Parliament House.You'll meet just before dawn as this is the best time to fly. From the Hyatt you are taken to the launch site. It takes around 20-25 minutes for the balloon to be inflated and standing upright ready for boarding. You are welcome to help with the setup of the balloon or simply stand back and take photos as your aircraft takes shape and comes to life.Dawn lift-off! As the new day dawns, you will ascend into the sky in your colourful balloon. Your balloon will float gently along the breeze, whilst in your basket you will feel completely secure with very little sensation of movement. During your flight you may find yourself drifting just above the treetops then moments later effortlessly ascending to heights of 2000-feet or more.Photography from the balloon is encouraged and you will be rewarded with stunning shots of Canberra, providing you with years of fond memories.After approximately one hour you will be greeted by your ground crew as you touch back down to earth. The balloon is packed away with lots of laughs, then you hop back into one of the vehicles and return to the Canberra Hyatt. Enjoy a glass of Australian sparkling wine as you are presented with a commemorative flight certificate as part of our traditional ballooning celebration.

$32.82 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Canberra 3infun Pass: Sport Institute, Mini Gardens, Questacon

Whether you want to size yourself up against some of Australia’s elite athletes at the Australian Institute of Sport, venture into the delightful miniature world of Cockington Green Gardens or try your hand at some of the 200 exhibits and experiences at Questacon, 3infun is serious fun for all ages.The Australian Institute of Sport (The AIS)Australia's premier elite sports precinct. A place that cannot be found anywhere else in Australia. Throughout, the year, the AIS opens its doors to over 200,000 visitors from Australia and overseas. Only minutes from Canberra's CBD with plenty of free car and coach parking, the AIS is set amongst 65 hectares of native bushland and offers an insight into Australia's sporting past and a window into its future. Discover Australia's sporting powerhouse. Sport is Australia's passion, so get into the spirit and find out what it takes to become a high perfomance athlete with a behind-the-scenes tour of the AIS, where the country's best athletes train.Cockington Green GardensVenture into the delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings featuring more than 30 different countries, set within beautifully landscaped gardens. Then complete your visit by taking a ride on the ever popular Miniature Steam Train.Questacon – The National Science and Technology CentreAt Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, you'll experience science in extraordinary ways. There's something for everyone in Questacon's eight galleries. Bend your mind and muscle in Excite@Q as you free fall down a six metre slide, challenge a robot to a game of air hockey or test your reflex speed against a friend. Inspire your inner scientist with Q Lab's ever-changing array of intriguing experiments, explosive demonstrations and interesting displays. The youngest scientists will enjoy Mini Q as they play, discover and learn in a gallery specifically for 0-6 year olds. No visit is complete without watching or starring in a Spectacular Science Show, presented each day. With over 200 interactive exhits to explore, at Questacon you'll discover the smarter way to have fun.

$43.76 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

National Museum of Australia: Ultimate Museum Experience

The National Museum of Australia is where Australia's stories come alive. Located on the shores of Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin, the Museum's stunning architecture provides an extraordinary place to explore the rich and diverse stories of Australia and its people. Get to know the real, the treasured, the surprising and the inspirational objects from Australian history. See some of the nation's most popular and important objects all in one place, from Phar Lap's heart and the Holden Prototype No.1 to bark paintings and ochre used by Aboriginal artists over 50,000 years ago.Striking building and architecture - The National Museum of Australia opened in 2001 in a building designed by Melbourne architects Ashton Raggatt McDougall and Peckvonhartel, following an international design competition. The building reflects the many intertwined stories that make up Australia’s history.

$27.71 Walking & Biking Tours

Inside the Heart of Canberra Small Group Electric Bike Tour

Your electric bike trip starts at the beginning: in Reconciliation Place, with stories of Australia’s First Nations peoples and their enduring connection to the country. It’s a short ride to the nearby National Portrait Gallery and High Court precinct, where the story of Australia is still unfolding — as your guide will reveal along the way.  Riding along parkland terraces your pedal assist electric bike glides you with relative ease up the hill to Parliament House for stunning hilltop vistas, and a few stories about what goes inside “the big house” as the locals call it. Freewheeling back down the hill we take some lesser known routes through side gardens and tree lined boulevards to emerge at the National Gallery of Australia where we take a short break to experience some epic outdoor art. Crossing over the Kings Avenue bridge we pause at Aspen Island and the 50m tall National Carillon (bell tower), soaking up views across the central lake to the mountains beyond. It’s a cruisy ride along the wide, smooth RG (Bob) Menzies path around the lake. You can catch Bob for a selfie later where he is frozen in time on one of his Prime Ministerial morning walks. Pausing at the terraces below the grand ANZAC Parade we learn how the city was designed to fit into the surrounding landscape, and why at its heart you find a triangle.  Then gliding through tree lined paths of Commonwealth Park we return to the lake and to the Captain Cook monuments showing his journeys of exploration. To complete our circuit of the central lake we head over Commonwealth Bridge, pausing to glimpse into the lives of an Australian of the Year, or two, to arrive at the Avenue of Flags.  Diving up the blue stone “slot” of Commonwealth Place we emerge back at Questacon (the science museum) where our 12-kilometre circuit of discovery ends. With a bunch of insider tips from your guide you are now more than ready to enjoy more of the best the nation’s capital has to offer. After the trip you can choose to take a stroll to one of three nearby cafes for coffee or lunch. Or mosey on through the art galleries or exhibitions at the National Library, or go for some hands-on exploration of science and technology at Questacon. About our bikes: If you can ride a bike you can ride an electric bike. No licence needed! Our easy-to-use electric bikes make riding a breeze for all levels of fitness… so you can focus on what’s out there and not on the pedal pushing. All fun and no sweat! We provide helmets, instructions and a chance to practice on the bikes before we set off. The bikes are equipped with comfy seats and handlebar bags for your phone, camera and other essentials. We stick mainly to cycle paths well away from the cars and take plenty of stops so you can learn how the city ticks and take in the vistas.

$14.59 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Sightseeing Cruises

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, Australian Capital TerritoryOur daily sightseeing tour is the best way to introduce you to Canberra and her monuments, museums and political battlegrounds. With an informative commentary and experienced crew, it’s a great way to see the sights.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes