Where is the best place for my clients to stay?
Canberra offers a huge choice of accommodation for every type of traveller.
From luxury hotels, self-contained apartments, motels, resorts, B&Bs, country retreats, youth hostels to caravan parks.
How can I get there and travel around?
Getting to the nation’s capital is easy, whether you fly, drive, take a bus or train; there are daily services. Canberra is also easily accessible by car from Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide. Once you are here there is a Hop on Hop off bus to all the major attractions, or it is easy for your clients to drive. Parking at major attractions is free. There is good public transport provided by ACTION buses.
Is it too cold during winter in Canberra to travel about?
Canberra has four wonderful distinct seasons. All hotels, restaurants and shopping areas are heated. Winter days are crisp and cool with clear blue skies that stretch on forever.
What is the best time of year for my clients to visit?
Anytime of the year is the best time for your clients to visit Canberra. Highlights are autumn when beautiful leaves evolve in red, gold and russet and spring when bright blossoms erupt and the city bursts into colour.
Canberra has a reputation for no nightlife. What can my clients do at night?
Tucked away in the city and surrounding suburbs are many traditional pubs, stylish cocktail lounges, pumping nightclubs and bars offering live music, beer gardens and televised sport. After dark, you can also hit the casino, cinemas and see live performing arts. We have not forgotten the kids after dark, with a number of activities that they can do.
To see what’s on, visit Out in Canberra
My clients love to dine. Where will they find restaurants and great dining experiences in Canberra?
Canberra is a great destination for food lovers. You can relax in modern cafes, experience first-class cuisine at stylish restaurants, dine with a view, or taste award-winning Canberra wines and fresh food at a vineyard cafe or restaurant set among gorgeous rural surrounds. There are four main dining precincts: city centre, Manuka, Kingston and Dickson - our traditional Chinatown.
The Gourmet guide shares the very best in Canberra gourmet experiences on offer as well as details of local producers, providores, cooking schools and some recipes from leading restaurants.
What else can my clients do within two or three hours from Canberra?
Your clients can self drive or take a tour. The Snowy Mountains region is approximately two and half hours drive from Canberra and in winter you can go down for the day. Visit in summer and discover a fantastic program of festivals, events and outdoor and adventure activities. Snowshoeing, skiing or relaxing fireside sipping Gluhwein, it’s a fantastic alpine adventure.
Batemans Bay and all the unspoilt beaches of the South Coast is just a two-hour drive away. Looking for something closer to Canberra for your clients to do? What about bushwalking and getting close to nature at Tidbinbilla and Namadgi National Park? There is so much to see and do in the Canberra region; your clients will never want to leave! Don’t forget our wine region, which is one to two hours drive out of Canberra, for a wonderful weekend of tasting and eating. Discover the passion for land and life along The Poacher’s Way, which offers a wonderful self-guided series of experiences from wineries, world-class artisans, fine dining, adventure activities and homely country bed and breakfasts