CANBERRA

World class national attractions or the bustling events calendar, Canberra has plenty to offer visitors of all ages.

Couple this with a thriving food and wine scene and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, you’ll see that Canberra is a city full of surprises.

HOW TO GET THERE

Canberra Airport Accessibility Information
Daily domestic flights are available to and from Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth and multiple daily domestic flights to and from Sydney and Melbourne.
8 km from the Canberra city.
Approx $50 by taxi.
Transport Canberra runs regular ACTION bus services between the Canberra Airport terminal and city bus station seven days a week. From $4.90 or use a MyWay card.

GETTING AROUND

It’s easy to get around this well-connected capital city.

The best way to get around the city is by car.

You can travel to some of Canberra’s most iconic attractions aboard ACTION’s Tourist Loop service. Operating seven days a week, routes 81/981 take passengers to the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Australian War Memorial, National Arboretum, National Museum of Australia, National Zoo & Aquarium and Parliament House, just to name a few. Use your MyWay card onboard. Read more about ACTION accessibility.

Taxi companies

  • Canberra Elite
    For wheelchair bookings phone 02 6126 1596
  • Cabxpress
    For wheelchair bookings phone 02 6260 6077
  • For the Centralised booking service for Wheelchair accessible taxis phone 139 287

ACCESSIBLE BATHROOMS

Use the National Toilet Register to find an accessible toilet.

THE WEATHER

The weather does change markedly from season to season. Temperatures in summer average 27ºC (80.6ºF), while they drop to daily winter averages of 12°C (53.6ºF).

Canberra generally has low humidity, with dry heat in summer and cool winters. Given the city’s average elevation of 570m (1870 feet), frosts are common in winter and UV radiation can be high.

MAJOR EVENTS

Floriade, Summernats, the National Folk Festival, National Multicultural Festival, Enlighten, the Canberra Balloon Spectacular and many more. These major drawcards bring thousands of people to Canberra every year.

Floriade has become Canberra’s most iconic annual tourism event and Australia’s premier spring festival. The floral display of more than a million bulbs and annuals planted across 8,000 square metres of inner city parkland is more than just a flower show. Floriade is a diverse, ever expanding program of music, cultural celebrations, food and wine, horticultural workshops, market traders, artistic displays, entertainment and recreational activities. The gardens and displays are accessible but be aware there are some loose gravel pathways and there may be water on pathways after rain.  Further information on Floriade.

Blockbuster art and culture events entice many visitors to our national attractions each year. Plus Canberra hosts world-class sport, including cricket and Rugby League. More about the Event scene in Canberra.

 

Image source Visit Canberra.

Page published 19 May 2018.