Canberra became the site for the newly federated nation of Australia in 1908 by a ballot in Parliament after extensive searching. The Indigenous peoples of this area have lived here for over 20,000 years. Since then the city has grown to become the proud home of the Australian story. Canberra is a fantastic base from which to explore the many treasures of the surrounding region. Explore historic townships, natural wonders, beautiful coastlines and the famous Snowy Mountains. So allow enough time to linger longer and enjoy all the nation’s capital has to offer.
Canberra Explorer, Australia’s Capital – Full Day Tour
Join your AAT Kings coach at the selected pick up location to commence a full day tour to Canberra. Journey to Canberra with a morning break near quaint Berrima. On arrival into Canberra, travel to the summit of Mt Ainslie for a view of Canberra and surrounds. Arrive at the Australian War Memorial, home to an interesting display of war relics in time for lunch (own expense). Hear the history of the ANZAC and travel along the boulevard dedicated to the participants of two world wars. After lunch, join a private guided tour of either the National Museum of Australia or the National Gallery (subject to change due to current exhibits and displays). Gain an insight into the workings of the capital of Australia with a private guided tour of Parliament House with the opportunity to view the upper or lower Houses of Parliament (when in session). See the Lodge, the Prime Minister’s residence and travel the pretty tree-lined streets and view diplomatic homes and embassies of many foreign ambassadors, reflecting their fascinating cultures and architecture. See Captain Cook Memorial Fountain, the National Library and the High-Court, view Carillons beautiful bell tower and the gardens of Commonwealth Park. Return to Sydney with a dinner break along the way (own expense). Tour concludes at approximately 9.00pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
From $169 per person