Canberra Vacation Travel Guide

Canberra Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Canberra – Purpose-built as Australia’s capital city, Canberra is a 3-hour drive from both the snowy mountains and the beautiful beaches of New South Wales.

Canberra is a city which honours Australia’s past and shapes its future, yet Canberra is far more than just a political capital.

At the heart of Canberra’s creation story is Lake Burley Griffin. In 1911, the government launched an international design competition seeking a master plan for a brand new city. The victor, Chicago architect Walter Burley Griffin, won with a garden city design focused on a man-made lake which fits perfectly within the landscape.

When, the nation’s Governor General stood in a dusty paddock in 1913 and announced the name of the new capital, he told the nation that the city had, lying before it, a splendid destiny.

Over 100 years later, that destiny has been fulfilled in a city that preserves the great chapters of Australia’s history and continues on to the next. Take a vacation here to become a part of it, and keep the memories of your #visit for your own story.

We hope you enjoyed this video titled Canberra Vacation Travel Guide. Though our video guides are designed to provide further insight into what it might be like to live in the state of New South Wales, we’re hopeful that this video will also help you to choose places to visit (or even call home) when living in Australia.

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Visited on 15 Sep. Wonderful experience ..

I've been pronouncing this city all wrong with my Canadian Accent.

Canberra is 2 hours drive from Civic (heart of Canberra) to Jindabyne (Snowy Mountains) and 2 hours drive to Batemans Bay (the coast).


I love Canberra, it's a quiet, moody, and poetical city. Canberra is like liquorice though, you either like it or you don't.

Once you lived in Canberra you'll never goes back to the crowded big cities it's just wonderful


one of the more underrated cities in Australia. a must visit!

This is so good I love the flow

Really beautiful video as usual. Canberra is beautiful city and Expedia makes it better in this video.

Spent years in Canberra, now living in Melbourne. Still travel back to visit Canberra every year and also investing in Dickson and O'Conor. I love this city and people .

I grew up in Canberra, now I live in Canada. I miss the place, it's a great place to raise a family. I wish I never left.

Canberra and Cairo are really my favorite places from all places i have visited and lived

I'm from Melbourne but I love canberra

Its more like 2 hours from the coast and the mountains

Some people want that peaceful place

I loved Canberra already

Canberra is a boring place for young people but for people who are more than 50 years old and seek tranquility, peace and beautiful landscapes it is ideal..additionally for those who like to ski, the snow is near ..

6:02 im concerned about the guy on the right. someone please explain.

I love Canberra.

They did it all wrong. Canberra is way too close to Sydney. The capital should have been placed in Moombooldool which is equally distant, 420 km, from both Sydney and Melbourne as the crow flies.

is Canberra any interesting? I mean everytime I look for Australian cities they just show Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Perth. But I never have seen Canberra at all.

I've lived in Canberra my entire life so obviously I get a bit fucking bored sometimes but I think it's well worth a visit to check out the war memorial and just have a stroll around the city. It is pretty beautiful in some places.


This city is extremely beautiful. This has to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The green spaces, city layout and impressive buildings in the CBD are remarkably beautiful


This is very old. Your cannot walk over it. And Mobile phones are Bands.

Canberra is weird if your coming to australia go to melbourne or sydney

I live in Canberra it is cool

Thoughts, afterthoughts and comments aside – Expedia did an excellent job with this presentation.

As a Canberran myself, I always thought that this city was a bit too boring. But now thanks to this video, I now appreciate it a whole lot more. Cheers Expedia!

Usually beautiful places are the most boring places to live

It is heaven

two words: kingsleys chicken. thats all visitors need to know and its the only thing canberra is good for

Australia sucks.

you cant get up onto the roof now though

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