Style: Sydney weekender
Australia’s capital, Canberra, is the perfect weekend getaway. Rich with art, culture, food and wine, national attractions and landmarks, your holiday will be filled with things to do and places to see.
Whether you’re feeling patriotic and want to see Australian War memorial, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House or the National Capital exhibition or you would prefer some well deserved R&R, with leading spa and relaxation facilities, Canberra has you covered.
The Canberra district holds 140 vineyards and there are over 30 wineries within a half an hour drive from the city. Cellar doors will offer you an array of tempting wines and local produce.
Get in touch with nature and explore the bush capital and its native parks and reserves for fresh air and tranquillity.
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The National Gallery of Australia is a must-see and it offers free guided tours of its featured exhibitions.
Don't miss the Truffle Festival (Jun-Aug). Be entertained by the Fireside Festival (Aug) with degustation dinners and wine master classes and the Canberra Short Film festival (Sep)
Air: A domestic flight to Canberra is available through Brindabella Airlines, Qantas and Virgin Australia.
Car: A scenic drive to Canberra from Sydney along the M5 tollway, Hume Highway 31 and Federal Highway will take approximately 3.5 hours.
Train: CountryLink offers daily rail services from Sydney to Canberra.
Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time GMT+10, AEDT - Australian Eastern Daylight Time GMT+11
Phone: Country Code +61. Area Code: 02