Destination guide

Explore the lakeside setting in Canberra

The area's museums and art galleries are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Canberra. This walkable and welcoming city is well known for its restaurants, lake and local tours. EPIC and National Museum of Australia are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Canberra

Do you want to find things to do in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that Canberra has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • National Zoo and Aquarium (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Canberra and Region Visitors Centre (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • CSIRO Discovery Centre (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Kamberra Function Centre (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Mount Majura Vineyard (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Cockington Green (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Canberra

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Canberra is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • EPIC (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Australian National Botanic Gardens (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • City Hill (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Glebe Park (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Commonwealth Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Lake Burley Griffin (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Canberra

Fly into Canberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.), the closest airport, located 4 mi (6.4 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay around Canberra?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 91 holiday lettings near Canberra. From 44 Flats to 25 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Canberra for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Canberra?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Canberra. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Canberra Centre: 106 holiday lettings
  • Cockington Green: 104 holiday lettings
  • Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial: 106 holiday lettings
  • National Portrait Gallery: 106 holiday lettings
  • National Library of Australia: 106 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Canberra listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Canberra?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 44 Flats in Canberra. Our other popular types of Canberra holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 25 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 2 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Canberra?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 26 holiday homes with pool available in Canberra. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.