Australia’s capital is only a short three hour drive from Sydney or a quick one hour flight from Sydney or Melbourne and offers a wide range of aquatic activities right in the heart of the city and further afield.
Float peacefully in a hot air balloon over Lake Burley Griffin or check out Canberra’s Kingston Foreshore, a funky new dining precinct with scenic views. If feeling adventurous, venture out to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve to feed a pelican or spot a platypus in their natural habitat. Nearby, Namadgi National Park is home to Gibraltar Falls and a number of marked walking tracks, plus leave time to explore the Murrumbidgee River – Australia’s second longest river.
With no road tolls and minimal traffic, Canberra is the perfect self-drive destination and part of the Capital, Coast and Country Touring Route, boasting breathtaking scenery with stunning coastlines and national parks.