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About Canberra

Australia’s capital, Canberra, is a city The New York Times says features ‘big-sky beauty, breezy civic pride and a decidedly hipster underbelly'.

Situated between Sydney and Melbourne, Canberra is a young and vibrant multicultural city that reflects and tells the story of Australia. Discover a city in a park featuring a kaleidoscope of colours and experiences that unfold with four distinct seasons. Explore the great outdoors among the leafy surrounds or venture into national parks and get up close to native Australian wildlife.

Canberra is home to Australia’s best cultural attractions. Collections that hold and tell the story of the nation are housed in Canberra’s cultural attractions such as the National Gallery of Australia, the National Museum of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, the National Library of Australia and the National Film and Sound Archive.

VisitCanberra - Arts & Culture from VisitCanberra on Vimeo.


Canberra has four distinct seasons which offer their own beauty and charm.

Average minimum to maximum temperatures in degrees Celsius

  • Spring 6-19
  • Summer 12-27
  • Autumn 7-20
  • Winter 1-12