Courtesy VisitCanberra


Canberra’s time zone is Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT plus 10 hours), the same as Sydney and Melbourne.

The national capital has four distinct seasons, each with its own beauty and charm. Spring brings flowers, green hills and warm days. Summer provides sunny days and long evenings. Autumn turns the city into a kaleidoscope of colour. Winter’s cool crisp air brings snow to the nearby ranges. Seasonal average temperatures in degrees Celsius are:
Spring 6–19°
Summer 12–27°
Autumn 7–20°
Winter 1–12°

Getting Here and Getting Around

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Canberra International Airport connects the capital with other major cities around Australia as well as Singapore and Wellington, New Zealand. The airport schedules over 800 flights per week and is just 10 minutes drive from the CBD.

Domestic routes
QANTAS, Virgin Australia, Tigerair and Fly Pelican offer direct routes to most state capital cities as well as other cities including Newcastle and the Gold Coast.

International routes
Singapore Airlines provides routes to Singapore and Wellington from the stylish new international terminal. In February 2018, Qatar Airways will begin daily flights between Canberra and Doha via Sydney.

Airport Express
This shuttle service will take you from the airport to the city in 15 minutes.

Canberra welcomes Uber and there's even an Uber waiting lounge at the airport (just outside the Baggage Claim area).

Canberra Elite - 13 227

Silver Service - 133 100

Canberra Hire Cars - (02) 6126 1577

Free City Shuttle Bus
Route 101 free City Loop services all the major locations in the CBD - Canberra Tourist Loop

The extensive ACTION bus network services all parts of the city.

Light Rail
The first stage of a new Light Rail service commences in late 2018.

Useful Links

Canberra and Region Visitors Centre

Regatta Point, Barrine Drive, Parkes ACT 2600
Phone: 1300 554 114 (if calling from overseas use +61 2 6205 0044)
Open 9am-5pm weekdays
Open 9am-4pm weekends and public holidays

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Top Attractions

National Gallery of Australia

National Portrait Gallery

Australian Parliament House

Museum of Australian Democracy

Australian War Memorial

National Library of Australia

Lonely Planet's Top Things to Do in Canberra