Discover an incredible concentration of major landmarks in one master-planned city when you visit Australia’s capital city, Canberra!
WHAT TO DO & SEE IN CANBERRA
HOW TO GET AROUND CANBERRA
Once your Greyhound bus to Canberra arrives at the Canberra Civic Coach Stop on West Row, you’ll find it’s a breeze to get around town, due to the strategic town planning that went into its creation.
Most of Canberra’s major attractions – including Parliament House, the National Gallery of Australia, National Museum of Australia, Australian War Memorial and Questacon, the national science and technology centre – surround Lake Burley Griffin, and are all within walking distance of one another. You can take a self-guided walking tour to explore Canberra and its scenic surrounds!
Canberra also has an extensive bike lane network, with cycling paths throughout the city, as well as off-road mountain bike trails. You can hire a bike and use your pedal-power to see Canberra.
Canberra has an extensive inner-city public bus service called ACTION, which connects all of the city’s suburbs and major tourist attractions. ACTION buses use the MyWay smartcard prepaid ticketing system; MyWay cards can be purchased from 30 recharge agents around the city.
To plan your trip around Canberra with ACTION, you can use their Journey Planner.
There are also a number of taxi services that operate within Canberra – these can be hailed on the street or at taxi ranks, or by pre-ordering over the phone and online. Pre-ordering is recommended if you have more than four passengers, to ensure a suitably sized vehicle is available.