There will be no mention of the ‘virus’ in this blog! Everyone knows to check for special entry conditions anywhere they go.
Canberra, the capital city of Australia is a great destination for Easter. Four days is the perfect length of time to stay and do the sights and Easter is a terrific time for events and good weather. We have included heaps of links in the blog so you can plan your getaway and not miss a thing! It will be busy, but so so worth it.
The newly rebuilt award-winning Canberra airport is where you will pick up your car and start your Canberra experience. There is a lot of accommodation options from budget to top-end luxury, what you will find is that accommodation is very good value as long as you book a week or 2 in advance, maybe a little more for Easter.
Icons – These are the must-visit sites, but you’re going to have more time than just these so tick off what else interests you and you’ll be able to put together an itinerary. It’s good to start by going to Mount Ainslie and orientating yourself.
- New Parliament House
- Australian War Memorial
- Lake Burley Griffin and the Carillon – Hire a bike to do the lake if you are over 18 yrs try an electric scooter
- Mount Ainslie Lookout
- Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
- National Museum of Australia
- National Library of Australia
For the Kids – If you notice some short people following you around the airport you might need to take their enjoyment into consideration when planning, this list is good for all age groups.
- Questacon – National Science and Technology Centre (a must with kids)
- National Arboretum – a great playground for all ages, visit for Breakfast
- Black Mountain Nature Reserve – visit the Telstra tower for stunning views over the city
- Royal Australian Mint
- Australian Botanical Gardens
- National Zoo and Aquarium
- Cockington Green Gardens
Areas for eating
- City Centre
- Kingston Shores (Sunday include Old Bus Depot Markets)
Check the Canberra Visitor Centre website for any special Easter events
Photo credits: Visit Canberra, The Australian and Questacon.
Don’t forget to pay your respects to the traditional custodians, the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people, elders past, present and emerging.