There are some very good museums and galleries, and (we understand) usually an exhibition on somewhere.
It is easy to get around by car and we noticed plenty of cyclists using a very good network of cycleways. Plenty to do and see. Good food and coffee. A good mall at Canberra Central. A good starting point for the mountains.
I would HATE to see Canberra pull up the trees and put in trams. The city's busses are efficient, regular and friendly and cheap for exploring I love all the parks and green areas I had come from Sydney and Canberra's friendliness and slower pace was wonderful compared with brash, money-grabbing, busy, in parts ugly Sydney.
C is MUCH more user-friendly
Walk around the Lake. Visit the National Museum of Australia - a must see. Great views from Mt Ainslie.
The War Memorial should also be visited by all Australians- take a guided tour and then explore by yourself. The War Memorial research centre offers assistance with information about family members who served in combat.
Lots of interesting museums, galleries and government buildings. Great for outdoor activities such as running and cycling.
Lots of lovely cafes and restaurants
Canberra is a beautiful city, easy to get around but it's good to have a car. We love the National Gallery and we were there for Floriade which is marvellous.
Springtime in Canberra is sensational.
Canberra is a city with many things to do and see. Plan before you get there on what you like to see and do, there's lots.
The national capital where there is the Australian War Memorial, High Court of Australia, National Art Gallery, Questacon, Australian National University.
Excellent restaurants and eating venues.
Obviously well designed city, easy to navigate around. Traffic not too heavy. Abundance of National treasures to visit.
War Memorial and Parliament House were excellent.
Very orderly city. Easy to get around. The only reason why we left was the extreme cold during winter, and that's out of peoples' hands.
Well laid out city. Interesting political history at old parliament and new parliament house. War Memorial a must see.
Canberra reminded me of Yesterday Australia. I believe development is deliberately held back. This is reflected in all the eight level buildings everywhere you look.
More should be allowed to happen to showcase Australia. The relative peace and quiet was at odds with the fact that every federal law, which affects every Australian is made here. Some of the attractions are looking a bit jaded. The central bus interchange needs attention. Better still, it needs to be redesigned and rebuilt by centralising all routes for efficiency, more regular services and reliability.
Canberra is a quiet city with lots of nature, and a handful of shopping malls. Most of the attractions are spread out and would be advisable for tourist to hire a car to drive around.
It is a 3 hour drive from sydney, 2 hours away from the coast & also the snow, and has many beautiful places and towns surrounding the city. It is particularly good for a relaxing and peaceful holiday.
We hated it and changed our travel plans and came home early. NOT a city for pedestrians. Poor signage for for tourists Designed for cars, not people
I loved Canberra, everyone told me that I would only need to spend 2 nights in Canberra. I ended up booking an extra night and would have still liked more time.
As a tourist there, there was so much to see and do I couldnt fit it all in, I was out from 9.30am to about 9.30pm. If I had children I would need even more time as there is so much for them to see and learn. The city is clean and has so much to offer.
The city is very clean and spacious with wide streets and foot paths that are not crowded and the city is not fast paced, there is a lot to see and do in Canberra and I will bring overseas friends back here next year
VISITED PARLIAMENT HOUSE,WAR MEMORIAL,MUSEUMS, COCKINGTON AND BOTANICAL GARDENS. DROVE AROUND THE EMBASSY AND OTHER AREAS.
DID SOME SHOPPING IN THE MAIN CENTRE. ENJOYED THE EXPERIENCE
beautiful natural city, the people are nice and helpful, cost of parking is much cheaper than Sydney.
The city of circles. Most attractions lead to another although it is fairly obvious the city has been designed by public servants for public servants and little is left to chance.
This Australian city is unique in what it provides travellers and sightseers yet an attitude of subservience pervades the tourist and travel industry. Canberra is a must see attraction in itself and every traveller should try to get there at least once in their lifetime.
Nice and clean city, quite different from other cities in Australia. It was a great experience to visit, would like to visit again to explore more museums and hidden sides of the city!
Canberra is one of those places that you have to take your children at some point in their lives. We saw Parliment House, the War Memorial, Questacon and the Mint.
All of these things has helped my boys understand how the country runs, just a little bit better.
Canberra is a very pleasant city to visit. It has lots of attractions to offer. Lots of restaurants and shopping to offer.
There is a plethora of things to see and do. Historical, cultural, educational and appealing to all ages.
It's a very clean city with plenty of restaurants, shopping & sight seeing activities. The best part of sight seeing is that it's mainly free.
Canberra offers a large array of culteral exhibits at no charge, so you could spend a couple of days there & the only expense is accommodation, food & fuel.
Dirty, old and unmaintained. I believe to much money has been spent on the Government buildings. I can remember Canberra 30 years ago, it was the pride of Australia, now its a run down area.
Very clean and relaxed atmosphere. Has good roads and excellent public bus service. Convenient to get around both in and around the city.
Easy to navigate as it is well planned and you can see Black Mountain from all over, giving you something to aim at! I drive around but there are plenty of buses.
Parliament House and the National Gallery are 2 of the interesting places to visit but the food choices are also very good. Get out and see a band, go for a walk around the Lake, go to a sporting match but wrap up well in the cold weather.
It is a good place to see wonderful science and commercial activities. It is not surprising to see federal politicians if you know who they are.
People are very nice.
A great place to visit with kids for free activities. War memorial is two days worth alone even with small kids.
Our boys love the exhibits and there is plenty of interactive stuff to keep them entertained. They are 3.5yrs and 2yrs and having visited three times already we're still not even up to paying for the bigger museums. Would recommend having a car to get around if you've got kids but plenty of parks and lakes to enjoy walks and picnics. Can't wait to head back.
A delightful City to explore and indulge in the Culture Australia has to offer. Many Museums, Galleries and other activities that will have you returning to see more.