Canberra Day Trip From Sydney

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Explore beautiful Canberra, Australias capital city, on a full-day trip from Sydney. Visit famous sights including the Australian War Memorial, Parliament House, the National Museum or National Portrait Gallery, and the Lodge, home to the Prime Minister. Enjoy guided tours of key sights along with plenty of stops for photo ops in one of the few planned cities in the world, designed by visionary architects. Check out the charming town of Berrima and get spectacular views from Mt Ainslie as you approach the city.


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  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Family friendly

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Your full-day tour starts with morning pickup from your Sydney hotel. Set out for Canberra aboard your comfortable air-conditioned coach, listening to your guides informative commentary about the sights you pass.

On the way to Canberra youll stop in Southern Highlands at Sutton Forest. Here you can stretch your legs or treat yourself to morning tea (own expense).

Continuing on, your coach climbs to the summit of Mt Ainslie where you get panoramic views over Canberra. Look for the large red-brick boulevard named ANZAC Parade, in honor of ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) troops. It forms the main axis between Parliament House and Mount Ainslie.

As you drive through central Canberra, your guide points out important civic monuments such as National Library of Australia, National Carillon bell tower, the High Court of Australia and the Captain Cook Memorial Jet (fountain).

Your day trip includes private guided tours of the Australian War Memorial, and either the National Art Gallery or the National Museum of Australia depending on the exhibits. Your guide provides fascinating insight into each museum, which present top-notch exhibits that explore Australian culture and history.

You also get a guided tour of the stunning Parliament House, which reopened in 1988 after extensive renovations. The innovative buildings include rooftop gardens with 360-degree views of the city. Later, drive past The Lodge, which is the official residence of the Prime Minister. As Australias political and administrative center, Canberra houses various foreign embassies and other key national institutions.

After taking in the many highlights of Canberra, head back to Sydney in the late afternoon, with a stop en route where you can purchase dinner. Your tour ends in the evening when you are returned to your original pick-up points.

Inclusions for Canberra Day Trip From Sydney

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Selected hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions for Canberra Day Trip From Sydney

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark

Children must be accompanied by an adult

You may choose to stay at the Australian War Memorial in lieu of either the National Art Gallery or National Museum of Australia (whichever is applicable)

Please note that no bags or backpacks allowed in the War Memorial 

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • This is a really nice tour to get a great overview of Canberra in just one day. The War Museum is amazing and I wish we'd had more time there, but we saw all the highlights and got a lot of information on the Australian government. Great experience.

  • The tour itself is ok but due to the long journey from Sydney, most of the time we are on the road. This trip is highly recommended for those who are really into Australia history and interested in the arts. 6 hours on the road is probably the killing factor.

  • The trip was really long. Our driver/guide was John, who is very humorous and informative, he took great effort in keeping us awake in the trip. However, we cannot experience much in Canberra, since the drive was so tiring. The highlight would be the area where we got to see the embassies from countries around the world, which were incredible. One surprising fact after the trip was that we found out how videos recorded by ourselves at the Parliament House was muted, we can hear the wind blew but no voices, that was really scary :

  • The Canberra day trip was phenomenal. Danny was the tour guide for the day, and he was informative and personable. It was well organized and educational. On this tour, individuals have the opportunity to visit the Australian War Memorial, the Museum of Art, and Capitol Hill. It was a great experience and truly an awesome time! I highly recommend this tour.

  • Our tour guide was great! We had a long trip to make from Sydney to Canberra and he talked almost the whole way, filling us travelers in on the history and facts of not just Sydney and Canberra, but of all the little towns we drove though. This tour was a great way to get to see the highlights of Canberra. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone!

  • The day trip to Canberra was worth the 3-hour road trip from Sydney. It was our last tour before going back to our country. It was interesting to see the war memorial of Australia's fallen heroes including the Parliament and art museum. Also exciting to see other scenic parts of Australia on the way to Canberra. The tour guide gave us details of the different spots we saw and passed. Experience rating - 4.

  • Worth it! It was a very fruitful day and got to see a lot of impressive places in a day because of our prompt driver and knowledgeable tour guides, would love to go back to Canberra again.

  • this was a very rewarding experience especially the war museum i spent almost 2 hours there if was so wonderful went to the capital which was also a very nice tour would do it again in a heart beat

  • The guide was very knowlegble and the city is beautiful and the war memorial was very emotional.

  • This was a great tour if you are interested in the government and history of Australia. It was a long drive but the driver gave us lots of information about what we would be seeing. The War Memorial is very serene and the museum has a lot of good exhibits. Over to the Art Museum with a quick tour. The Aboriginal display is vet noteworthy. Last stop was Parliament. Again the local guides were fabulous and very knowledgeable. Long day but I really enjoyed it.

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