Australia’s capital city, Canberra is full of surprises! There is really no other place where so much is all so close, with so many family activities to keep everyone entertained.

Canberra City is known as “Civic” and is situated on the banks of Lake Burley Griffin (named for the architect of the city) and is dotted with interesting places to visit and engage with. It forms one point of the “Parliamentary Triangle” together with Parliament House and Defence Headquarters. It sounds serious, but it is jam-packed with fun family activities.

As the nations capital, Canberra has some significant cultural landmarks – The Australian War Memorial, Parliament House (new and old), National Library, National Carillon, Royal Australian Mint, National Museum and many more.  

Yarralumla is located just out of the centre of town located on the banks of Lake Burley Griffin. It has the Yarralumla Play Station with mini golf and mini train.

Belconnen is one of the most populous suburbs in Canberra with plenty of places to take the kids to visit and play. Westfield Belconnen has great school holiday activities.

Leafy Kingston is home to the Canberra Glassworks and Old Bus Depot Markets. The markets run on every Sunday and they have special kids markets throughout the year.

Gold Creek Village in the north has plenty of attractions, cafes and restaurants all within easy walking distance. You will find something to satisfy everyone in the family. Attractions include, Cockington Green Gardens, Canberra Reptile Zoo and the National Dinosaur Museum.

Queanbeyan is set on the edge of the ACT (but is actually in NSW). It is a large suburb with plenty of playgrounds and open spaces.

Yass is a picturesque town with fascinating heritage and beautiful streetscapes. 

Braidwood has some great family accommodation options.

A world rich in heritage, culture, natural beauty and adventure is ready to be explored in Goulburn. With remarkable attractions, regular events and a variety of accommodation options.

You will never be bored in Canberra, with so much open space and places to visit – it is the perfect family friendly city!

Things to do in the area include:
  • Basketball ACT

    Basketball ACT is conducting the Great Basketball Adventure Raffle where you can win a chance to be with the crowd at the Boomers v USA game in Melbourne in August!

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  • Blundells Cottage

    Stone cottage from around 1860, now a museum on its former residents & life on the Limestone Plains.

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  • Canberra Reptile Zoo

    Place to watch & even touch native Australian frogs & reptiles, including snakes, turtles & crocs.

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  • Canberra Theatre Centre

    Plays and music in a modern building with 3 venues ranging from large and historic to intimate.

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  • Cluey Learning

    Cluey Learning - Solving subject setbacks one child at a time

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  • Cockington Green Gardens

    Cockington Green Gardens is a park of miniatures with delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings.

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  • Iplay Australia

    iPlay Belconnen is definitely an arcade game changer! Fitted with laser tag, 4 AMF bowling lanes, dodgem cars and over 50 arcade machines - you will never get bored here!

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  • Mercure Canberra

    The Mercure Canberra is steeped in history with a variety of accommodation offers and packages, providing great value.

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  • MoAD

    The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is a living museum of social and political history.

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  • National Capital Exhibition

    The National Capital Exhibition tells the Story of Canberra featuring educational exhibits on how Canberra was designed & a city diorama.

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  • National Library of Australia

    The National Library of Australia encompasses Reading Rooms, a Treasures Gallery, changing Exhibitions, a bookshop and cafes.

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  • National Zoo & Aquarium

    The National Zoo and Aquarium is a privately owned 19-hectare zoo and aquarium in the Australian capital city of Canberra.

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  • Quizzic Alley

    Quizzic Alley is Australia's most magical store!!

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  • Royal Australian Mint

    The Royal Australian Mint is the sole producer of all of Australia's circulating coins and is also a very popular tourist destination for visitors and locals alike

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  • Softball ACT

    Softball ACT operates junior and senior competitions in the ACT, providing development pathways and social competition for all ages and levels of ability.

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  • Telstra Tower

    Open since 1980, this 195m-high telecoms tower has observation decks, a cafe & exhibition space.

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