The Australian National University
For the traditional custodians of this land, ‘Kambri’ has been a meeting place for thousands of years. The name was gifted to the ANU by representatives of the Little Gudgenby River Tribal Council, Buru Ngunawal Aboriginal Corporation, King Brown Tribal Group, and the Ngarigu Currawong Clan.
The Australian National University
Address: University Ave, Acton ACT 2601
A safe and inclusive city, Canberra is both centrally located and easy to move around. As the capital city of Australia, Canberra is well connected to other destinations in Australia. Enjoying excellent public transport and infrastructure, the city frequently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities.
Canberra packs a big punch for such a small city and has recently come third in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018 list. National treasures are found round almost every corner and exciting new boutique precincts have emerged, bulging with gastronomic highlights and cultural must-dos.
Explore this award winning destination, from its stunning cultural attractions, fabulous markets offering the freshest local produce, shopping scene bursting with the best in boutique, local creations and discover its gorgeous outdoor attractions such as waterfalls, gorges, rivers, lookouts and snow-capped mountains.
Canberra offers a great diversity of attractions and experiences all within close proximity to accommodation and transport. For solo travellers, couples, families and groups, Canberra has something to appeal to the curious, adventurous, foodie or explorer within us all.
For more information on what to do at Canberra, please visit the Visit Canberra website.
The state-of-the-art Canberra Airport terminal is certainly the best of its kind in the region, if not the world. Not only is it functional and efficient, it is a place of interest and calm, with world-class sculptures, landscaped gardens, and stunning water features. It is approximately a 15 minutes journey from Canberra Airport to the city centre.
Transport Canberra runs ACTION Bus route 3 with regular services between the Canberra Airport terminal through to the City interchange, seven days a week. Please view the Route 3 timetable and route map on the Transport Canberra website.
Uber is available from Canberra Airport. Request a pick-up or obtain an estimate from the Uber app. Your Uber driver will pick you up from the Express Pick-up car park, located on the ground floor of the green IndoorPark, a short 20 metres covered walk from the arrivals hall.
Canberra taxi cabs can take you wherever you need to go and to catch a taxi, use a taxi rank where the clearly marked cars are parked and ready for dispatch. You can also phone ahead or book online. Canberra taxis and cabs accept payment by credit cards, Cabcharge vouchers, cash and electronic funds transfer. Some suggested taxi companies include:
ACT Cabs: 02 6280 0077
Canberra Elite: 13 22 27
Silver Service: 13 31 00
Grab your hat and don the short sleeves; summer is a great time to explore Canberra with its warm, dry days. Average temperatures range from 12.6 – 27°C (54.7 – 80.6°F), with little humidity and balmy nights. Pack a light jacket as temperatures may dip during the evening and there can be some rainfall.
Things To See and Do
Co-located with the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre, the National Capital Exhibition tells the Story of Canberra as the capital city of Australia. The exhibition shares the town planning vision of Walter Burley Griffin and his wife Marion, who created a city unique in design, combining seamlessly the city’s infrastructure with the surrounding natural landscapes. Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and weekend 10am to 4pm, closed on public holidays except Australia Day and Canberra Day.
With attention to telling the Australian story through interiors and architecture, Australian Parliament House is one of the world’s most architecturally acclaimed buildings. Tour the beautifully landscaped gardens, enjoy the contemporary art collection and stand beneath the 81-metre flagpole. Watch Parliament live at Question Time from 2pm on sitting days or take a free guided tour.
Be surprised at what’s inside. Through authentically restored heritage areas, contemporary exhibitions, political cartoons and
interactive family spaces, MoAD tells the story of Australia’s journey to becoming a democratic nation and how we can all shape its future. Step back in time in the restored Prime Minister’s Suite or sit in the House of Representatives Chamber. Learn about the connection between free press and democracy in the Truth, Power and a Free Press exhibition or wander the halls enjoying the humorous side of politics through political cartoons.