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*All fares are subject to availability and may vary until booking is confirmed. Prices are based on a one way economy Light Fare. Light Fares are per person in AUD and include GST. Payments made with credit or debit cards are subject to a card payment fee of between 0.86% and 1.33% per booking. Payments made with Interest Free will attract a booking and service fee which is detailed at point of purchase. Payments made with POLi do not attract a payment fee. Add $35 AUD/ $40 NZD when booking travel by phone. Add $32 AUD when booking travel at the airport. Fares are non-refundable. Bookings may be changed by paying the fee and any applicable fare difference in accordance with our conditions of carriage, as published on our website on the day you request your change. For Light Fares, additional charges apply for optional extras such as checked-in baggage travel insurance and reserved seat selection. Flights to/from Townsville is subject to final regulatory approval. For current fees, click here.

 

destination guide: Canberra

getting to Canberra from the airport

Canberra Airport (CBR) is just 8km from the city centre, making it a short trip to just about anywhere in the national capital. 

 

  • Ride the Shuttle – The best way into the city in peak periods is to take the Airport Express Shuttle Bus, which has services departing from 8am to 6:50pm. The bus costs $12 one way, and also drops off at Russell Street and the National Convention Centre.
  • Grab a taxi – The airport taxi rank is located on the ground floor of the building near the baggage carousels, and it should cost you around $30 to reach the city.
  • Catch an Uber – You can now take an Uber straight from the airport. Plus, just as there is an air-conditioned indoor taxi rank for visitors choosing cabs, there is also an air-conditioned lounge tailored to the needs of ride-sharing customers.
  • Rent a car – If you want to rent a car, you can either book ahead or visit one of the hire car terminals located in the arrivals hall.

things to do in Canberra

Being the Capital City of Australia has its perks – and one of those perks is being home to the National version of… well, pretty much everything. From award-winning restaurants and a multitude to a jam-packed calendar of annual events and endless natural attractions just waiting to be explored – there’s a lot to love about Canberra. You may need to dig a bit deeper to unearth Canberra’s gems, but you’ll be rewarded with a city full of surprises.

go gallery gaga

No trip to Canberra is complete without a visit to the National Gallery of Australia. Holding more than 166,000 works of art, the gallery is Australia’s largest and is home to everything from colonial to contemporary, and Monet to Warhol. As you would expect of our nation’s capital, Canberra’s culture treasure trove is far too big for just one gallery. Check out the National Portrait Gallery to see some of Australia’s most famous faces. You can also learn everything you ever wanted to know about our amazing nation at the National Museum of Australia and read your way through history at the National Library of Australia.

get lost in Canberra’s gardens

Enjoying the great outdoors comes naturally in the bush capital as our city transforms with a kaleidoscope of colours across four distinct seasons. Soar above Lake Burley Griffin in a hot air balloon, hike the mountainous surrounds or venture into our nearby national parks to get up close and personal with native Australian wildlife.  Just minutes from Canberra’s city centre, you’ll find the Australian National Botanic Gardens, home to more than 74,000 plants, spanning over 6,200 species –that’s over one third of Australia’s native plants. Close by is the National Arboretum Canberra. Wind your way to the centre of this 250-hectare natural site for a stunning view of the capital city.

go civic sightseeing

Canberra would not be Australia’s capital without Parliament House. Visit Capital Hill and see the place where laws and history are made. Catch question time if you can and watch parliament in action. Once you’ve finished with the current seat of government, why not pay a visit to the previous one? Hit up the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House to find out how and why Australia came to be. Then, discover the diverse Australian experiences of war at the Australian War Memorial, considered by many to be one of the most important landmarks in Australia.

eat, drink and be hipster

After all that fresh air you’ll have earned a little indulgence and Canberra’s red-hot food and wine scene is sure to impress. Refuel in the inner-city foodie precincts of Braddon, NewActon and the Kingston Foreshore – where you’ll find a delicious combination of hipster coffee shops, innovative cafes and award-winning restaurants – or spend the day sampling the ACT region’s cool climate wines, with more than 30 cellar doors located within 35 minutes drive of Canberra.

never miss an event

Canberra’s jam-packed calendar of annual events also offers something to suit every taste. Don’t miss our beautiful floral festival, Floriade, the stunning display of hot air balloons at the Canberra Balloon Spectacular and the after-dark celebration of culture and creativity, Enlighten, to name just a few.

…and lots more 

We’ve only skimmed the surface of Canberra’s action-packed interior, because when it comes to Australia’s capital, it’s one good thing after another. The best way to experience more of this? Go there yourself and discover! Tigerair flies Melbourne to Canberra and Canberra to Melbourne all year round, so book one of our low cost tickets today and start packing.

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*All fares are subject to availability and may vary until booking is confirmed. Prices are based on a one way economy Light Fare. Light Fares are per person in AUD and include GST. Payments made with credit or debit cards are subject to a card payment fee of between 0.86% and 1.33% per booking. Payments made with Interest Free will attract a booking and service fee which is detailed at point of purchase. Payments made with POLi do not attract a payment fee. Add $35 AUD/ $40 NZD when booking travel by phone. Add $32 AUD when booking travel at the airport. Fares are non-refundable. Bookings may be changed by paying the fee and any applicable fare difference in accordance with our conditions of carriage, as published on our website on the day you request your change. For Light Fares, additional charges apply for optional extras such as checked-in baggage travel insurance and reserved seat selection. Flights to/from Townsville is subject to final regulatory approval. For current fees, click here

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