Discover Lonely Planet's Third Best City to Travel - Canberra

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Canberra

Discover Lonely Planet's Third Best City to Travel - Canberra

YES! You read that correctly! Canberra has landed a spot in the top 3 BEST places to travel to in Lonely Planets 2018 list! Just an FYI – this is the highest place ANY Australian city has ever placed – and it’s easy to see why!

This small, yet criminally overlooked city, is filled with culture and national treasures which can be found on almost every corner! Immerse yourself in the art and history, take a walk to the top of the Telstra Tower at Black mountain for a 360 degree view of Canberra or take a free tour of Parliament House. This city is perfect for the solo traveller all the way through to the classic family holiday spot!

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Ranking higher than any Australian city has EVER been ranked before, it’s time to visit Canberra to find out for yourself, what a hot destination it’s become!

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CANBERRA MUST DOS

1. HAVE A SLEEPOVER AT THE ZOO

Did you know that Canberra offers one of the most unique Zoo experiences, where you can stay overnight with the animals!

Poppies on the Australian War Memorials

2. LEARN ABOUT THE SPIRIT OF THE ANZACS

Honour the sacrifice and achievements of Australians made in war when you visit the shrine and museum at Australian War Memorial.

Views of Canberra at sunset

3. TAKE IN THE VIEW WITH A DIFFERENCE

Race to the top of the Telstra Tower at Black Mountain or Mount Ainslie for breathtaking 360° views of Canberra and surrounds.

Canberra Inspo

4. BE AN ART CRITIC FOR A DAY

Admire local and international stunning artworks at the National Gallery of Australia.

Lake Burley Griffin

5. PICNIC AT LAKE BURLEY GRIFFIN

Stroll or ride around the shores of scenic Lake Burley Griffin; it’s the perfect place for a picnic in the park or indulge in one of the lakeside cafes.

Parliament House, Canberra

6. GET TO KNOW YOUR AUSTRALIAN POLITICS

Visit New Parliament House where you can enjoy a free guided tour and learn all about the place where Australia’s most important decisions occur.

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CANBERRA WEATHER

Canberra weather Dec-Feb 12-27C av rain 56mm, March-May 6-23C av rain 48mm, June-Aug 0-13C av rain 42mm, Sept-Nov 6-19C av rain 59mm