A trip to Australia’s national Capital of Canberra is a must for every family. Whether you are visiting for a weekend, short break or school holidays there is an endless list of inspiring, fun and educational activities for the whole family to enjoy. Explore and learn about the fascinating Australian story with some world- class national attractions and kid friendly venues. Here are just a few…
One of the great educational and interactive attractions shaping young minds in Canberra is Questacon- The National Science and Technology Centre. Questacon strives to promote a greater understanding of science and technology in our community. It is easy to spend hours here and great fun for kids and adults alike. Exhibitions are constantly changing so be sure to check out what is on.
The Australian War Memorial is an unforgettable experience for any family visiting Canberra. Incorporating a museum, shrine and extensive archive, it commemorates the sacrifice of all Australian men and women who have lost their lives in war. The Discovery Zone is an amazing hands-on learning space where visitors can touch, see, listen and smell their way through five distinct environments that replicate the living conditions in five periods of war. Time your visit to include the daily poignant Last Post Ceremony at 4.55pm where the life of a fallen Australian service man or woman is remembered.
A visit to Cockington Green Gardens is sure to delight the kids. This meticulously crafted display of miniature buildings all set within beautifully landscaped gardens is ever growing with the addition of the International display area, complimenting the original English Village is proving very popular. There is a miniature steam train ride, which encircles the International Display. Bring a picnic lunch or enjoy a coffee in the café.
The National Dinosaur Museum is one of Canberra’s premier tourist attractions.
Established in 1993, the museum has grown from just a small collection to housing the largest permanent display of dinosaur and other prehistoric fossil material in Australia. Focusing on education and entertainment, the museum offers a wide variety of activities to schools and the general public. From guided tours of the museum, to birthday parties for the kids, there is sure to be something to suit your needs.
The museum’s exhibits take you on a journey through time, from the Earth’s very beginnings to some of the most recent animals. Through this you can follow the evolution of life, and see just how successful the dinosaurs were.
Lake Burley Griffin lies at the heart of Canberra and there are a host of family friendly activities to be enjoyed. Hire a paddleboat, kayak or canoe and discover the lake by water. For the less adventurous, there are cruises available also. Stroll around the foreshore, hire a bike or glide round the lake on a self-balancing Segway. It’s a great way to explore the famous landmarks and iconic buildings nearby!
The National Zoo and Aquarium is Australia’s only combined Zoo and Aquarium. Showcasing a wide variety of native and exotic animals, it gives you the opportunity to get close and personal with some of the worlds most amazing creatures. Picnic areas and complimentary barbecue facilities are also available.
A visit to the Australian Institute of Sport is a highlight for any sporting enthusiast. Find out what it takes to become an elite athlete with a behind the scenes tour of the Institute led by an elite athlete. Keep your eyes peeled for some of our top athletes in training.
At the end of a fun filled day, let Canberra Short Term and Holiday Accommodation take care of your families accommodation needs. Our fantastic central location in Griffith means that you are only a short drive from all of Canberra’s top attractions. Direct bus routes into the CBD are moments from our doorstep. Our fully furnished units offer the very best budget accommodation in Canberra allowing you to stretch your valuable holiday dollar further. Ranging from Studio units through to large two bedroom units, our accommodation is sure to suit any configuration.
Save on dining expenses by cooking home cooked meals in your own fully equipped kitchen. BBQ’s are also provided on balconies or courtyards for your enjoyment. Initial supply of complimentary toiletries and cleaning products are provided and there is also free off-street parking and free WI-FI in studios and common areas. Our larger units have their own internal laundries and we also offer an onsite communal laundry for your convenience.
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