Day trip

From Sydney: Canberra Day Tour

4.5 / 5

20 reviews

Activity provider: Colourful Trips

From Sydney: Canberra Day Tour

Activity provider: Colourful Trips

From US$ 127.28 per person

World-class attractions, amazing architecture, and visionary planning make Canberra one of the world's most modern and progressive cities. Visit the Parliament, parks, and museums in a small group.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • Travel from Sydney to Canberra in a comfortable vehicle
  • Drive through the NSW Southern Highlands, Goulburn and small country towns
  • Take a tour through Australia's Parliament House
  • See the unique designs of the National Embassies
  • Reflect at the Australian War Memorial
Full description
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 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
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • Wheelchair users

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

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  • No children aged 7 and under
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4.5 /5

based on 20 reviews

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Our tour guide Ivy was very friendly and informative. We stopped on the way at a pie shop to quickly grab some food for on the way/lunch. Would definitely recommend getting something as it is a long journey. We enjoyed all of the stops. The War memorial and National museum were our favourites. Would definitely recommend this tour.

December 12, 2022

We were given the incorrect departure times even though I phoned the day before to check. Was advised to be at 812 George st by 6-45 ready for 7-00am departure. Finally collected at 7-50am so had a long wait . Driver was distracted with phone messaging, nearly had an accident near McDonalds. Vehicle ok.

February 17, 2020

The tour was very, very nice and interesting. From your arrival to visits to all museums and their parliament. Just lovely. There are small breaks on the return trip to stretch your feet or have a coffee. There was also an older couple who felt very comfortable. And above all the tour guide, who was very very nice and accommodating and fun !! 1A + it can only be recommended.

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December 1, 2019

Product ID: 67742