Hidden Canberra

See our capital, Canberra, through new eyes with behind the scenes and privileged access to areas normally off-limits.

Journey Overview

See Canberra through new eyes. Go behind the scenes at Parliament House with privileged access to off-limits areas. Savour seasonal flavours and small-batch gins at an exclusive tasting event. At the Australian War Memorial, hear poignant stories and privately explore with a curator followed by exclusive access to the “off display” collection of the National Museum’s purpose-built storage facilities with a behind-the-scenes tour.

Journey Highlights

  • Behind the scenes glimpses of some of Australia's national treasures
  • Curator-led insights on Australia's war history and some iconic works of art
  • Behind the scenes tour of the National Museum of Australia
  • Admire one of the country's lesser-known but most significant art and furniture collections

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Canberra

Arrive into the nation’s capital today and transfer to your hotel. Later, join an expert guide for an engaging private tour of the Australian War Memorial’s Commemorative Courtyard and hear just some of the stories of service and sacrifice behind the over 102,000 names on the Australian Roll of Honour. Enter the breathtaking Hall of Memory and gaze upon one of the largest and most captivating mosaics in the world. Pay your respects to the fallen and place a poppy of remembrance on the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier. One of the Memorial’s curators will take you on a privileged exploration of the unique collection of rare and beautiful letters, maps, photographs and diaries — many over 100 years old. Iconic and rarely displayed artworks by some of Australia’s most important artists of the last century are also exhibited.
QT Canberra

Day 2: Canberra

This morning, a rare treat awaits when you venture behind-the-scenes of the National Museum of Australia. Enjoy an incredible opportunity to gain exclusive access to the "off display" collection with a guided tour of the Museum's purpose-built storage facilities. The size and variety of the National Historic Collection has to be experienced to be fully understood. Afterwards enjoy a lakeside lunch.

Following lunch, 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 the 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 | BL

Day 3: Depart Canberra

Your Hidden Canberra experience ends after breakfast this morning.

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

QT Canberra

Hidden Canberra

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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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