Canberra Day Trip From Sydney Including Parliament House And The Australian War Memorial

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Discover Australia's capital city, Canberra on this day-trip from Sydney. Offering a mix of city and country, Canberra boasts both an ultra modern exterior within the compounds of an outer region filled with rugged mountains and rolling hills. Take a short break in Berrima, a historic town established in the 1830's before making your way to the heart of Canberra for a guided tour of the Australian War Memorial, National Art Gallery or National Museum of Australia and the Parliament House.


  • Excellent value for money
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

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After meeting your guide at your designated hotel, travel approximately 1.5-hours to Berrima; a small heritage town established in the 1830s. Here youll stop for morning tea (own expense) or if youd like to stretch your legs, take a short stroll through the village and along the river.

Before arriving in Canberra, youll make one final stop at the summit of Mt Ainslie; located within Canberras National Park. Here youll have a short 15-minute break for an opportunity to view the unique city of Canberra surrounded by mountain ranges. Make sure to bring your camera as the picturesque view is the perfect photo opportunity!

Your first stop in Canberra is the Australian War Memorial where you'll take a guided tour. Travel back in time as you pay tribute to those Australians who lost their lives in the wars of the Commonwealth. Here youll discover the sacrifice of the Australian soldiers and be deeply moved as you come to realize the impact that war has had on our society. Enjoy lunch at the cafe (own expense) before heading to the National Museum or the National Art Gallery.

Arrive at the National Art Gallery (or National Museum of Australia subject to current exhibits) to view some of Australias best art collections. The gallery boasts stunning artworks from an array of influences such as Australian, Asian, Pacific, Contemporary, European+American and Indigenous.

A visit to Canberra isnt complete without a visit to the Parliament House. Take a guided tour of Australias parliament house, the meeting point of the nation for an extensive tour of the Chambers and many of its 4,700 rooms. Learn about the incredible architecture, history, artwork and Australian democratic processes as you wander through the Parliament House. If youre lucky, you may even witness the Houses of Parliament in session.

Next, take a tour of Canberra city viewing the Prime Ministers official residence, the Lodge as well as the National Library dating back to 1901. If thats not enough, located on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, see the largest reference library in Australia holding up to 10-million different types of material held on their bookshelves. As you drive around the man-made Lake Burley Griffin, also view the High Court of Australia and the iconic Carillon Bell Tower, received as a gift from the British Government to mark 50-years as the nations capital. Standing 50-metres tall and home to 55 bronze bells, it is truly stunning.

On your way back to Sydney, stop off in Goulburn for dinner (own expense) before arriving back in Sydney at approximately 9pm.

Inclusions for Canberra Day Trip From Sydney Including Parliament House And The Australian War Memorial

  • Entrance fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off(selected hotels only)

Exclusions for Canberra Day Trip From Sydney Including Parliament House And The Australian War Memorial

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat

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

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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7 Traveler Reviews

  • It is a long ride by bus, but Canberra is very interesting. Visiting War Memorial is an exciting spot. Art Gallery is ok. House of Parlament is great. Passing some embassies, too.

  • One day is not enough! We covered quite a lot of Canberra in this trip.

  • It's a long day from Syndey and it was a large tour bus. The Parliament House was interesting but the whole tour was a bit rushed. Would have loved to spend more time in the War Memorial and less in the art museum. Guides were knowledgeable and friendly. There weren't many opportunities to use the toilet.

  • The trip was long as expected. The stopover in Berrima was not anything to get excited about. Saw the beautiful Parliament Building, War Memorial and Contemporary Museum. The tour guides in these 3 places were really excellent and made the trip worthwile. Canberra does not really have anywhere where a walking tour will get you to see more of the town's heritage. The stopover for dinner was hurried and nothing soectacular too.

  • A great journey with excellent guide

  • Enjoyed seeing Canberra and all it had to offer. Kirsten was a very knowledgeable and enjoyable guide Nice tea and supper stops. Robbie was a great guide and driver.

  • Not what I expected. Just OK.

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