Canberra Hotels & Accommodation

More than just the National Capital of Australia, Canberra is also a superb holiday destination boasting some outstanding attractions, events and a vibrant cultural scene. Canberra is the place to tap into the spirit of Australia: discovering its identity, history, indigenous heritage, politics, art and natural beauty.

And Canberra accommodation is well-appointed for tourists. Whether you're looking for a plush, world-class Canberra hotel or budget hostel accommodation, you will find something to suit your tastes.

In many ways, Canberra is the epicentre of Australian heritage, arts and culture. Offering the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery Australia and The National Library, the city is the home of the country's finest national treasures, while also frequently playing host to block-buster international exhibitions.

Canberra also has its own artistic spirit to discover, whether you're taking a visit to the astounding Canberra Glassworks or visiting local galleries such as the Contemporary Art Space, ANCA Galleries and M16 Art Space.

The city is, of course, the place to delve into the political pulse of Australia, visiting the Parliament House and the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. Meanwhile, the National Archives and the War Memorial offer a uniquely authoritative and powerful insight into the men and women that shaped the nation.

Canberra will also surprise you with a vibrant scene of restaurants, bars and shops, while there's plenty of ways to embrace the great outdoors, such as riding the many local cycle paths, enjoying water sports in one of Canberra's lakes or taking a trek through the Namadgi National Park.

Meanwhile, there's plenty for kids to do and learn, with family attractions such as Questacon, Cockington Green Gardens and the Australian Institute of Sport on offer. And with many cheap Canberra hotels located close to the action, you'll have the option to treat yourself to an extended stay in the area if you choose.

The region sees many visitors arrive via the roads between Sydney and Melbourne. Book a hire car and experience the charming road trip for yourself; or if you're looking for a quick and cheap trip, Canberra flights take less than an hour from either capital city.

The place to find Australia's national identity as well as a multifaceted urban hub, Canberra is a surprising, exciting and rewarding place to visit.