The best places to travel in Canberra Australia in 2022

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The best places to travel in Canberra Australia in 2022

Are you looking for the best places to travel in Canberra Australia in 2022 for your next trip ? Let’s see here! .Canberra is Australia’s capital, and one of few planned cities in the world, with its ultimate layout being the product of an international design contest. This well thought out city often tends to be overlooked by travellers, hailing from either near or far, and a visit here will have you quickly discover that those people are missing out. There are so many fun places to travel in Canberra, and it’s definitely worth a stop if you’re backpacking in Australia, solo travelling in Australia, or heading out on an Australia road trip.

Canberra is often not visited by backpackers who tend to favour the East Coast, but that’s not to say that the best places to travel in Canberra aren’t worth a visit. From sightseeing in Australia’s capital and visiting museums, war memorials and Parliament House to visiting the stunning scenery at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve or Jerrabomberra Wetland, there’s plenty of adventure to be had!

It is easy to spend at least a week exploring Canberra and its surroundings, not to mention the side-trips you can do on the way to and from Sydney, such as the Wombeyan limestone caves in Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve, or the pretty coastal towns, such as Kiama. The best option is to drive via the inland route on the way to Canberra, and take the coastal roads on your return (or vice-versa), making the most of your campervan hire from Sydney.

In this Canberra travel guide, you will find a collection of the best “must see and do” activities and attractions.

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How to get Canberra, Australia ?

Although there is an airport located in Canberra, Sydney is the busiest airport in Australia, and is frequently used as a gateway city into Australia’s East Coast. Being such an accessible destination, it is a great place to commence a road trip in Australia, and you’ll have plenty to keep you busy before you explore beyond.

The drive from Sydney to Canberra is only a few hours, making it perfect for either a weekend getaway, a stop en route to Melbourne, or as your dedicated holiday destination.

The most convenient way to journey through Australia, is by means of a campervan hire. One of the many advantages being that you get to experience the stunning, ever-changing landscapes, but also, you have the freedom to stop whenever you like to see sights and attractions discovered along the way. Having your accommodation and amenities already sorted, means nothing to worry about if you decide to spend an unplanned extra night here or there.

Where to stay in Canberra, Australia ?

There are several campgrounds in close proximity to the city, however, the Alivio Tourist Park which is just 4kms outside of the city centre, has consistently great feedback. They also offer ensuite sites, in case your campervan rental does not have its own amenities, and all their sites are powered.

For other options in the area, the free smartphone app “Discovery Roadtrip”, is a great resource to search for campgrounds, attractions and restaurants.

Places to eat and drink in Canberra, Australia ?

  • Tu Do Vietnamese Restaurant – Sargood Street, O’Connor

  • Breakfast at Gather Café – Mort Street, Braddon

  • Pizza at Briscola Italian – Alinga Street – there are a variety multi-cultural options in this one location, so there are lots more places to eat in Canberra in this area if you don’t fancy Italian! 

  • An Nguyen Vegan restaurant

Let’s see the best places to travel in Canberra Australia in 2022

1. Australian War Memorial

best places to travel in Canberra Australia

best places to travel in Canberra Australia

This huge museum, and shrine to Australians who lost their lives at war, contains a huge collection of military history, displays and galleries. One of the best places to travel in Canberra is to learn about Australian war history here. There are some interactive exhibits and guided tours are available, with something to hold the attention of any aged visitor. Outside the building, the pretty scenery is dotted with relic artillery and commemorative statues.

2. Lake Burley Griffin

best places to travel in Canberra Australia

best places to travel in Canberra Australia

This man-made lake in the middle of Canberra, creates the picture-perfect setting for the monuments and sculptures