Canberra is a very beautiful city with so many interesting attractions that will make you fall in love with it even more. There will be no boring moment when you visit this capital of Australia. It may be one of the youngest cities in Australia but it is also one of the most surprising ones. The combination of natural and man-made attractions will amaze you. We list down some of the fun activities that you can do if you visit Canberra.
First of all, when touring the city, it is advisable to rent a car. Finding car hire in Canberra is actually easy. This makes your road-trip stress-free and it will allow you to save a lot of time! So it’s best that you look for reliable cars first before planning your itinerary. Renting cars is pretty much common in the region to make commute convenient.
So now, here are the activities to try when visiting the city.
- Wine and more wine
If you’re wine enthusiast then Canberra is one haven for you! The Canberra District Wine Region with 33 wineries and just 35-minute drive from the city is the place to go to! It is the home of classic cool-climate wines. Visit Four Winds Vineyard that also offers good food. You can also try to visit Poachers Pantry that will welcome you with sample cool climate wines at their cellar door. Another winery worth checking out is Lerida Estate, with overlooking view of Lake George.
- Visit the Old Parliament House
Do not let the word “old” fool you. This Old Parliament House that used to be the home of Australian politicians is now home to the dynamic Museum of Australian Democracy. It offers different attractions to celebrate different festivities in the city. It is perfect for the entire family from small children to teens to mommies and daddies. They will surely enjoy activities in-store for various events.
- Devour some chocolates
Chocolate lovers are in for some delicious treats when visiting Robyn Rowe Chocolates, located in a small village of Murrumbateman, a half-hour drive from the city. The place is very popular for their smooth, creamy and delicious chocolates, which are made on-site using some traditional European methods. You will also taste some of the region’s best products like honey, walnuts and the local’s pride homegrown Clonakilla muscat.
- Tour the National Gallery of Australia
Do you enjoy visiting art galleries? Canberra offers you a glimpse of rich culture and artistic side of Australia through various exhibitions and galleries featuring national artists and up and coming artists. You can check out in advance the schedules of exhibitions so you have an idea what to expect and the time or day of your visit.
- Ride around a man-made lake
Lake Burley Griffin is one of Canberra’s most prominent and popular landmarks. You may try some water activities like kayaking, windsurfing or yachting. But the best way to experience this wonderful view is by cycling around 35-kilometre perimeter. You will appreciate more the man-made lake; the beautiful scenery and it will give you a relaxing feeling.
Enjoy Canberra by trying out the activities mentioned in this post. Make every moment special by spending it with your loved ones. And remember pictures immortalizes your vacation, so take as much photos as you can.