Holidays to Canberra

Ask any non-Australian what the capital of Australia is and you shouldn't be surprised to get a range of answers from Melbourne to Perth. A planned city, built mostly to accommodate politicians and civil servants, the actual capital of Australia, Canberra, is a city that hasn't yet found itself. What …

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How to get to Canberra

Here's what you need to know about getting to Canberra. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Canberra takes 23 hours, 5 minutes.

When to go to Canberra

Typical Holiday Price

£1350 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Canberra varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - May is the cheapest month to go to Canberra.

Things to see and do in Canberra

Nadia Thompson | Trip by SkyscannerAustralian War Memorial
Australian War Memorial
Brenden Ashton | FlickrParliament House
Parliament House
Ciaran Hennessy | Trip by SkyscannerQuestacon - National Science and Technology Centre
Questacon - National Science and Technology Centre
laRuth | FlickrZone Bowling (formerly AMF Bowling Centre)
Zone Bowling (formerly AMF Bowling Centre)
Tyson Bramer | Trip by SkyscannerMount Ainslie
Mount Ainslie
J- | Trip by SkyscannerOld Parliament House
Old Parliament House
Mel S Wong | Trip by SkyscannerNational Museum of Australia
National Museum of Australia
Child of Bohemia | Trip by SkyscannerAustralian National Botanic Gardens
Australian National Botanic Gardens
Luy Huynh | Trip by SkyscannerCommonwealth Park
Commonwealth Park
Mecookie | FlickrCockington Green
Cockington Green

Reviews of Canberra

Kris Lorkin
Kris Lorkin

There is so much to do in Canberra from food and wine to lots of family friendly stuff. We go at least once a year and still haven’t done everything on our list. Lots of free stuff too.

Tyson Bramer
Tyson BramerLos Angeles

Overall, a nice place to see. I cam here on a drive between Sydney and Melbourne and it was worth the visit.

Child of Bohemia
Child of BohemiaCape Town

Canberra is capital city, with life-style of village. There are very nice nature around and I love the War memoriam which was the best I seen in Canberra.


There are lots of places on Canberra where you can go and just enjoy the nature and relaxing. This was taken up the hill at weston Creek just at the back of the house. Walking the dog when it's sunset time is the best time, and you'll find a lots of kangaroo around you....

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