If legislating is your favourite full-contact sport, then you’ve come to the right place. Canberra is the capital city and governing heart of Australia.
But wait—if politics is the last thing you want to think about when booking Canberra accommodation, take heart: the city is also home to some of the country’s best museums and galleries, and there’s always plenty of shopping and trendy dining to keep you busy, too.
And hey, if you just want a break from it all, the peaceful hinterland outside the city is the perfect no-spin zone.
Canberra is a very tire-centric city, so if you want to enjoy its best treasure, grab car hire in Canberra (with Wotif’s help, of course).
The central part of Canberra is neatly divided by Burley Griffin Lake. On the north side of the lake, check all the right tourist boxes by visiting the National Museum of Australia and the Australian War Memorial. If your feet need a break, some of the town’s best restaurants are in this area. Keep your ears open when you sit down for lunch–you might just hear some juicy political gossip.
If you’d prefer to see your government in action (or inaction, depending), then drive your Canberra car hire to the south side, where you can visit the High Court of Australia and the Parliament House. The south side is also home to the National Gallery of Australia, the National Library and quite a few more National something-or-others.
One way to stay above the politics is to leave all the politicians behind. Take your Canberra car rental 47km from the city into Namadgi National Park. Here the most divisive political issues of the day will fade away as you hike and bike along the endless trails and catch some beautiful views.
Here’s one thing that people of all political persuasions can agree on: saving money is a good thing. Cast your vote for big savings by booking Canberra holiday packages through Wotif and kicking off an adventure in the country’s capital!
Need insider tips on must-see attractions in Canberra? Check out our Canberra travel guide!