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Holiday To Canberra

The United States has Washington, D.C. England has London. Germany has Berlin. Australia has Canberra. All capital cities and all worthy of a visit, but it’s Canberra we want you to look into first.
You’ll understand why we’re pushing so hard for this place when you take a walk through the National Botanical Gardens, see the Australian Parliament House and boogie down on Bunda Street. Take a look at lastminute.com.au’s Canberra packages and feel the buzz for yourself when you go tomorrow.

Things to Do in Canberra

Welcome to the capital! Now go get yourself a vehicle from lastminute.com.au’s fantastic car hire options in Canberra and set off. Cruise over to the National Museum of Australia and get familiar with the country’s history—which spans 50,000 years, so get comfortable. The place is home to the world’s biggest collection of Aboriginal bark art, the 1948 Daimler landaulette used by Queen Elizabeth II during her Royal Tour and cricket gear worn by some of the sport’s biggest legends.

Once you’re done becoming an expert in all things Oz, next on your holiday in Canberra list of to-dos should be exploring the Australian National Botanic Gardens. You can experience every type of ecosystem on the continent in one day! Get tropical in Rainforest Gully. See what’s happening in the desert when you wander through the Rock Garden. Finally, see if you can figure out what koalas find so amazing about eucalyptus trees on the Ecualypt Lawn. Don’t eat the leaves—they have psychoactive properties to them. How do you think those koalas chill so hard?

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Sometimes you have to do some digging to find the perfect souvenir, but not on holidays to Canberra. There’s markets and shopping centres everywhere. Start off in the Canberra Antiques Centre, where you’ll be able to pick through vintage art, home goods and clothing. Sometimes there’s live music to serenade you while you’re splurging. If you’d prefer a modern mall, take your pick from City Walk, Belconnen Mall or Fyshwick. There’s more, but who needs that many options besides Kim K?

As much as you like to shop, you’ve got to eat. Since this is a major city, there’s everything from cheap fast food joints to fancy sit-down venues where one plate can empty your bank account. Now, you’re in the national capital, so naturally you’ve got to try a meat pie (the national dish). After that’s digested, go for a roast lamb at a steakhouse. There’s also French, Vietnamese, Italian and plenty of other international options scattered about town.

You splurged, you gorged and now it’s time to rage on your Canberra holiday. Pubs. Lounges. Nightclubs. Whatever you want, you can find it here…here being Bunda Street in the city centre. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a spot that don’t fit your needs. But if you still need more, check out the establishments on London Circuit. If that doesn’t get you going, we don’t know what to tell you. Just head back to your hotel and sleep through the night.

What’s Next?

Are you ready to see why we’re pushing hard for the heart of the Australian Capital Territory? You bet you are. Check out our unbelievable offers on Canberra package deals and see what’s up in the capital of the “Land Down Under”.

Hotels in Canberra

Locking in your Canberra hotel is a breeze with lastminute.com.au (there are more than 93 accommodations to choose from). Being the nation's awesome capital, you might want to start the hunt ASAP to be sure that you get the best deal around.

With tried and trusted options like the Jamala Wildlife Lodge and Hyatt Hotel Canberra - a Park Hyatt, you'll be out of the airport and into a comfy bed in no time at all.


Guide to Exploring Canberra


Top Hotel Deals in Canberra

Deco Hotel
Deco Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 214 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, ACT
Free Cancellation
AU$158
4.7/5 (41 reviews)

Great quiet location. Overall cleanliness could be a little better, otherwise excellent hotel.

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020
With a stay at Deco Hotel in Braddon, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Canberra Centre and Australian National University.
Hyatt Hotel Canberra - a Park Hyatt
Hyatt Hotel Canberra - a Park Hyatt
5.0 out of 5.0 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla, ACT
AU$268
4.6/5 (48 reviews)

Top notch as always. Love coming here. Such a great night away.

Reviewed on 29 Feb. 2020
With a stay at Hyatt Hotel Canberra - a Park Hyatt in Yarralumla (Capital Hill), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Lake Burley Griffin and National Convention ...
Pacific Suites Canberra
Pacific Suites Canberra
4.5 out of 5.0 100 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, ACT
Free Cancellation
AU$150
4.0/5 (89 reviews)

great rooms, big, self contained and close to everything great for kids, 2 bathrooms,very clean

Reviewed on 2 Dec. 2019
With a stay at Pacific Suites Canberra, you'll be centrally located in Braddon, within a 5-minute drive of Canberra Centre and Australian War Memorial.
Pavilion on Northbourne
Pavilion on Northbourne
4.5 out of 5.0 242 Northbourne Avenue, Dickson, ACT
Free Cancellation
AU$130
3.8/5 (196 reviews)

Great stay, friendly staff, comfortable room, beautiful environment, buffet breakfast was good value, perfect location for us. Would stay again.

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020
When you stay at Pavilion on Northbourne in Dickson, you'll be in the historical district, a 5-minute drive from Australian War Memorial and 5 minutes from Canberra ...
Novotel Canberra
Novotel Canberra
4.5 out of 5.0 65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT
Free Cancellation
AU$155
3.7/5 (116 reviews)

Staff were helpful.., the bar staff in particular went out of their way to make me feel at ease ... I stayed alone and felt a bit out of my comfort zone st dinner.... they were very kind and helpful, esp the fellow with the ponytail and changed my evening for the better

Reviewed on 13 Feb. 2020
A stay at Novotel Canberra places you in the heart of Canberra, within a 15-minute walk of Canberra Centre and Australian National University.
ibis Styles Canberra
ibis Styles Canberra
3.0 out of 5.0 203 Goyder Street, Narrabundah, ACT
Free Cancellation
AU$105
3.3/5 (138 reviews)

Central location, great pool and breakfast. Comfy beds but loud hallways - you could hear people coming and going and closing main doors.

Reviewed on 2 Mar. 2020
When you stay at ibis Styles Canberra in Narrabundah, you'll be next to a golf course, within a 5-minute drive of Manuka Oval and Lake Burley Griffin.

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