Destination guide

Take in the lush beauty of Forrest

The forests and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Forrest. Revered for its restaurants, shopping and bars, this city is both welcoming and romantic. EPIC and Parliament House are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Forrest

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Forrest has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • National Zoo and Aquarium (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Canberra and Region Visitors Centre (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • CSIRO Discovery Centre (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Kamberra Function Centre (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Superkarts Go Karts (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Mount Majura Vineyard (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Forrest

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Forrest is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • EPIC (5.9 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Australian National Botanic Gardens (3 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Lake Burley Griffin (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • King's Park (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Commonwealth Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • City Hill (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Forrest

The nearest airport is in Canberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.), located 3.7 mi (6 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Forrest?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 126 holiday lettings around Forrest. From 29 houses to 76 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Forrest? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Forrest. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Cockington Green: 133 holiday lettings
  • Canberra Centre: 134 holiday lettings
  • Australian Defence Force Academy: 135 holiday lettings
  • Telstra Tower: 135 holiday lettings
  • Australian Institute of Sport: 135 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Forrest listed on 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 Houses in Forrest?

Yes, of course. offers 29 Houses in Forrest. Our other popular types of Forrest holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 76 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 4 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 2 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Forrest?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 45 holiday homes with pool available in Forrest. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.