Things to Do

Looking for things to do in Canberra?  From the Australian War Memorial to the National Zoo and Aquarium, we've got something for everyone.

warmemorial3Australian War Memorial
See some of the world’s most significant military relics. Place a poppy on the Roll of Honour to remember the ultimate sacrifice made by Australian servicemen and women and stay for the Last Post closing ceremony.
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National Gallery Of Australia 426621National Gallery of Australia
Visit the home of Australia’s National Art Collection which has more than 165,000 works. Famous artworks include Jackson Pollock’s Blue Poles, Monet’s Nympheas and Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series. Wander through the world-class exhibitions and the impressive Sculpture Garden.
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Questacon National Science And Technology Centre 426511Questacon- The National Science and Technology Centre
Freefall six metres down a vertical slide or be shaken by an earthquake. Uncover the mysteries of science in eight themed galleries. Discover the fascination of scientific inquiry and watch live science demonstrations.
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Explore Canberra
Canberra’s shopping scene is bursting with the best in boutique, local creations as well as homewares, big department stores, malls and fashion labels. Matched with plenty of cafes to rest weary feet can be found in the cool precincts of Braddon, the City and Manuka.

Canberra has an established wine growing region, with more than 30 wineries within 35 minutes’ drive of the city. Their boutique cellar doors offer an opportunity to meet the vignerons, share a yarn and taste the local creations, made with grapes including Reisling, Viognier or Tempranillo. There are also a variety of indulgent dining experiences to match your wines – from fine dining to wood-fired pizzas – plus tours and events.

If whiskey or beer is more your style, Canberra boasts a whiskey distillery as well as a niche microbrewery hub. You'll find our handcrafted brews blend perfectly with local produce and good old-fashioned pub food.

Check out the Visit Canberra website for more exciting ways to spend time in Canberra.