Planning a trip to Canberra? Check out Tigerair's guide on what to see in the ACT.

Welcome to Canberra

Home to historic landmarks and museums – not to mention a handful of the country's hottest new restaurants and bars – Canberra is where it's at in the ACT. Whether you want to mingle with local artists in the inner-city suburbs or explore the top attractions in the CBD, there's far more to the nation's capital than what you'll find on first glance.

Not sure what to do in Canberra? Follow Tigerair's guide to the city's top annual events and start planning your trip today.

Whats on in Canberra

No matter what time of year you're heading to Canberra, there's always heaps of things to do in the nation's capital.

Canberra Balloon Spectacular

See the city like never before at the Canberra Balloon Spectacular in March.

National Folk Festival

Looking for something to do over the Easter long weekend?

Truffle Festival

If you're more of a foodie than a muso, head to Canberra during the winter months for the Truffle Festival.


Start spring in style at Canberra's annual festival of flowers, Floriade.

Canberra International Film Festival

To catch some of the latest releases from around the world, check out the Canberra International Film Festival in October and November.

Things to do in Canberra

No matter what time of year you're heading to Canberra, there's always heaps of things to do in the nation's capital. Whether you're keen to get back to nature at Floriade or treat your inner foodie at the Truffle Festival, our Canberra activity guide has you covered.

Take a moment at the Australian War Memorial

If you're a bit of a history buff, keep an afternoon free to visit the Australian War Memorial. From the outdoor shrine, wander inside the museum to discover exhibitions about Australia's military involvement. Then, stick around for the Last Post ceremony, which begins just before 5pm in the Commemorative Courtyard.

Walk along Lake Burley Griffin

To start your day in the ACT, grab a cup of coffee and head to Lake Burley Griffin. Popular with locals from season to season, this waterside walking track leads to plenty of outdoor fun, from fishing at Black Mountain Peninsula to swimming in Yarralumla Bay. And with free barbies at Weston Park, you can cook up a feast once the sun goes down.

Getting around Canberra

Car Hire

With plenty of parking and not a whole lot of traffic, it's easy to hire a car and explore Canberra .

Public Transport

If you're after a cheaper way to explore, the ACTION bus network makes it easy

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