15 Things to Do in Canberra and Surrounds

Things to do in Canberra

We have listed the top 15 things to do in Canberra and surrounds, from world class museums and monuments, to scenic lookouts and gardens.

When it comes to exploring Australia, Canberra usually isn’t at the top of the bucket list. Even when it is a destination (and not just a stopover to the snow), it’s often a box-ticking exercise. Capital of Australia? Done. Parliament house? Done. Get lost on a giant roundabout? Done.

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Climbing Mount Warning in Wollumbin National Park

Mount Warning in Wollumbin National Park

Wollumbin, otherwise known as Mount Warning, is a characteristic and recognisable mountain peak in Wollumbin National Park in the Byron Bay Hinterland.

The Mount Warning summit trail is a challenging 9 km bush walking track that brings hikers all the way to the top of the mountain, offering panoramic 360 degree district views.

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Newcastle ANZAC Memorial Walk and Bridge

Newcastle ANZAC Memorial Walk and Bridge

Officially opened in April 2015, the Newcastle Memorial Walk is a picturesque 450 metres long bridge and boardwalk, dedicated to the memory of fallen soldiers from the First World War.

Several viewing platforms along the way give visitors great views of Newcastle, its long beaches, and the Tasman Sea.

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