Destination guide

The friendly city of Watson awaits you

Learn about the unique charm of Watson with a stay in a private vacation home. This welcoming city is known for its coffeehouses, shopping and local tours. EPIC and Australian War Memorial are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Sightseeing in and around Watson

Are you hoping to discover things to do during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Watson has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • National Zoo and Aquarium (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Kamberra Function Centre (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Mount Majura Vineyard (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • CSIRO Discovery Centre (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Canberra and Region Visitors Centre (4.1 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Cockington Green (5 mi / 8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Watson

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Watson is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • EPIC (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Australian National Botanic Gardens (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Mount Majura (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Mount Ainslie (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Glebe Park (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • City Hill (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Watson

The nearest airport is in Canberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.), located 5.3 mi (8.6 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Watson?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 110 vacation rentals near Watson. From 23 Houses to 67 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Watson for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Canberra Centre: 129 vacation rentals
  • Australian Defence Force Academy: 129 vacation rentals
  • Royal Canberra Golf Club: 129 vacation rentals
  • Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial: 129 vacation rentals
  • Australian-American War Memorial: 129 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Watson 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 Houses in Watson?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 23 Houses in Watson. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Watson include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 67 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 10 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Watson?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 26 vacation rentals with pool available in Watson. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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