World class attractions, amazing architecture, and futuristic planning all play their part in making Canberra one of the world's most modern and progressive cities. Visit the Parliament, galleries, and museums in a small group.
What to Expect
Explore Australia's capital city from Sydney as you enter a new state, leaving New South Wales for the day. A morning tea stop (not included) en route will allow you to stretch your legs and visit a country town before arriving at the ultra-modern Capital.
Join a guided tour of the New Parliament House and feel the might and privilege of Australian democracy through this architectural masterpiece costing $1.1 billion. From the inner halls of power to walking on the roof, this is an amazing building.
Break for lunch (not included) before choosing where to spend your free time: The National Gallery or The National Museum of Australia. The National Gallery is a premier art gallery and museum holding over 120,000 works of art from all around the world, including Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. The National Museum of Australia is controversial and popular, Australia's most modern museum has won national awards with its interactive mix of exhibits and displays highlighting Australia's diverse history and culture.
This tour allows time at Floriade between September to October each year. Australia's biggest and most popular flower festival. Canberra's Commonwealth Park is transformed into a tapestry of colour with more than a million bulbs and annuals in bloom at this month-long festival.
Rejoin the group for a time of reflection as you discover the legends of Gallipoli, the ANZACs, the sacrifices and losses suffered by Australians in past wars fought around the world at the Australian War Memorial.
Drive past Yarralumla for a close look at the many national embassies, each one unique and designed to reflect aspects of the country's culture. Stop for 360 degree views over the capital city from Mount Ainslie and see how this city was well designed.
Return to Sydney and enjoy a dinner stop (not included).
- Small group tour with return transport from Sydney
- Professional guide
- Guided tour of Parliament House
- Transfers around Canberra
Sydney Central YHA, 11 Rawson Place Sydney