Canberra Revealed

The perfect mid-week interlude or long weekend getaway, this short break in Canberra reveals the nation’s capital through new eyes.

Journey Overview

The perfect mid-week interlude or long weekend getaway, this short break in Canberra reveals the nation’s capital through new eyes. See what makes the city tick from politics and art to history, nature and fine dining. Go behind the scenes at Parliament House with below-decks and behind-the-scenes access and savour seasonal flavours and small-batch gins at an exclusive tasting event. You’ll be amazed by what awaits.

Journey Highlights

  • Admire one of the country's lesser-known but most significant art and furniture collections
  • Discover hidden parts of the city on a tailored walking tour
  • Curate your own experience of the city with a local author and Canberra expert
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Canberra

Arrive in the nation’s capital today and make your own way to the hotel. This afternoon uncover quirky gems and hidden secrets on a walking tour of the city centre. Gain local insight, learn a little history, explore some out-of-the-way galleries and admire Canberra’s vibrant street art. Enjoy some hot beverages and sweet treats along the way and be tempted by a locally-brewed craft beer or artisan gin.
QT Canberra 

Day 2: Canberra

Today take a privileged look behind the scenes at Parliament House. Head below-decks with an expert guide to gain an understanding of architect Romaldo Giurgola’s unique vision for the structure whose design is beautifully understated and accessible. Don your hard hats for an exclusive visit to the Parliamentary Art and Furniture Collections Store and other off-limits spaces before being treated to High Tea prepared by in-house chefs, an indulgence usually reserved for visiting dignitaries. The experience is deepened by an exclusive tasting of locally produced small batch gins.
QT Canberra | B

Day 3: Canberra

Choose your own personally curated experience of Canberra on a half day programme guided by a passionate local author and Canberra expert.

Delight in discovering the very best of the nation’s capital, with some unexpected surprises revealed especially for you. The experience is crafted to suit your own interest and may include personalised tours of some of our national attractions including Parliament House, Australian War Memorial, the Royal Australian Mint and the city’s most important museums and galleries. Or, an exploration of the Parliamentary Triangle, a significant feature of Walter Burley Griffin’s plan for Canberra, and a drive around the Embassy district to admire the architecture, both traditional and modern. You may like to incorporate the glorious view from Mt Ainslie or learn about Canberra’s cultural, ecological and pioneering heritage. Or attend the Last Post-closing ceremony at the Australian War Memorial which commemorates one of the names on the Roll of Honour, telling the individual’s story with the backdrop of the piper’s lament and wreath laying. The Ode is recited and the Last Post sounded, a poignant end to your day in the capital.
QT Canberra | B

Day 4: Depart Canberra

Your Canberra Revealed experience ends after breakfast this morning.
B 

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

QT Canberra

Canberra Revealed

QT Canberra is a designer hotel in the political capital offering 205 guest rooms, award winning dining and entertainment experiences. Th ... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

As this suggested itinerary can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking.

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey.

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