Destination guide

Explore the lakeside setting in Canberra

The area's museums and art galleries are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Canberra. This walkable and welcoming city is known for its restaurants, lake and local tours. EPIC and National Museum of Australia are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Canberra

Do you want to find things to do in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that Canberra has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • National Zoo and Aquarium (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Canberra and Region Visitors Centre (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • CSIRO Discovery Centre (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Kamberra Function Centre (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Mount Majura Vineyard (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Cockington Green (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Canberra

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Canberra is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • EPIC (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Australian National Botanic Gardens (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • City Hill (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Glebe Park (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Commonwealth Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Lake Burley Griffin (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Canberra

Fly into Canberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.), the closest airport, located 4 mi (6.4 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Canberra?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 108 vacation rentals near Canberra. From 62 Condos/Apartments to 26 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Canberra for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Canberra?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Canberra. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Canberra Centre: 121 vacation rentals
  • Australian Defence Force Academy: 121 vacation rentals
  • Royal Canberra Golf Club: 121 vacation rentals
  • Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial: 121 vacation rentals
  • Australian-American War Memorial: 121 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Canberra listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Canberra?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 62 Condos/Apartments in Canberra. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Canberra include:

  • Houses: 26 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available
  • Cottages: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Canberra?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 28 vacation rentals with pool available in Canberra. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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