FAMILY FRIENDLY ATTRACTIONS
Filled with rich history, Canberra Glassworks offers a peek inside the exquisitely colourful world of glass art, craft and design.
National Portrait Gallery
Showcasing 15 contemporary artists who demonstrate that there’s more than one way to paint a cat, dog, horse or sheep!
Royal Australian Mint
The Royal Australian Mint is one of Canberra’s premier tourist attractions, offering visitors a unique insight into the coin production process.
What's on in Canberra
Many of Australia’s national festivals take place in Canberra. From fast cars to folk music and flowers, you’ll find a diverse calendar of festivals and events, not to mention a range of diverse exhibitions to tempt all tastes.
Canberra's Top Attractions
Bet you didn't know that Canberra offers so much for the kids! As a bonus, many of the attractions have relatively low entry fees and some are even free, making Canberra an affordable holiday destination for families.
National Museum of Australia, Canberra
This is not one of those "don't-touch-anything-kids" museums! The National Museum has amazing places where young people can have fun, talk, and explore the stories of Australia.
CSIRO Discovery Centre, Canberra
Discovery is an exciting, interactive centre showcasing CSIRO's achievements in science and technology for Australia, with a broad range of activities for children.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
The National Gallery of Australia is an integral part of Australian cultural life and the international art world. There is also a Children's Gallery, and special events for children, including tours, workshops and movies.
National Library of Australia, Canberra
Overlooking picturesque Lake Burley Griffin, the National Library of Australia is one of Canberra's great landmarks. With over seven million items, the classical building houses a diverse collection accessible to the public.
Old Parliament House, Canberra
The corridors of Old Parliament House echo with the stories of Australia’s past — a time when this magnificent building was the centre of political controversies, drama and the events that were pivotal to the nation’s development.
Australian War Memorial, Canberra
A visit to Canberra wouldn't be complete without a visit to the tourism award-winning Australian War Memorial. Bet you didn't know it offers something for the kids! The ever-popular Discovery Room allows kids to gain a hands-on experience of Australians at war.
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
The Canberra Space Centre is your gateway to the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex. The fantastic view, fun interactive and static displays and wide range of archive and new video footage create a visit that you won't forget.
The Walk-in Aviary is a large aviary planted with trees and shrubs where the birds fly free. There are over 500 birds living in the aviary, consisting of around 350 finches and 200 parrots. The parrots are mainly Australian varieties and there are about 30 varieties of finches, 15 of which originate from overseas.