Canberra Explorer: Australia's Capital City Tour From Sydney

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 13 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list during the booking process. Your hotel .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 9:30pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Enjoy this comprehensive day tour of Canberra, Australian's capital city. Travel south by coach from Sydney through the Goulburn region, one of Australia's premier sheep and wool growing areas, and on to Canberra.

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Stop At: Mount Ainslie Lookout, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Before entering the city, travel to the summit of Mt. Ainslie for a terrific view of Canberra and surrounds. A great photo opportunity!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Visit the Australian War Memorial, where youll be greeted by a local guide to start your tour
Learn about the history of the ANZACs as you travel along the boulevard dedicated to the participants of two world wars

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Enjoy a tour of the National Museum of Australia it focuses on Indigenous histories and cultures, European settlement and our interaction with the environment

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Australian Parliament House, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Take a guided tour of Australias Parliament House you may even get to witness the Houses of Parliament in session
Youll visit some of its 4,700 rooms and learn more of its architecture, history, artwork and the Australian parliamentary democratic process
See The Lodge, the Prime Ministers official residence
Travel along the pretty tree-lined streets and see diplomatic homes and embassies of many foreign ambassadors

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Drive by the largest reference library in Australia.

Pass By: High Court of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Drive by the High Court of Australia (The supreme court in Australian court hierarchy).

Pass By: Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Drive past Canberras centrepiece, Lake Burley Griffin, named after the American architect who won a competition to design Australia's Federal Capital, Walter Burley Griffin

Pass By: National Carillon, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

See the Carillon Bell Tower on the edge of the lake, a gift from the British Government to mark Canberra's 50 years as the nations capital


Hotel Pickups:

7:15am Crescent on Bayswater
7:25am Vibe Hotel Sydney
7:35am Sheraton on the Park (Castlereagh St entrance) 
7:45am Sofitel Wentworth Sydney



Live commentary on board

Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Entry/Admission - Australian War Memorial

Entry/Admission - National Museum of Australia

Entry/Admission - Australian Parliament House


Food and drinks


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 30-Sep-2019

    Our driver was friendly and he gave us some information. The tour was a bit rushed but we were able to fulfill the itinerary. Wish we had more time to buy souvenirs. But the trip was good.

  • 22-Aug-2019

    Average was the tour guide who met us at the Anzac memorial and only had basic knowledge in the parts he had learnt , ask him anything else other than his script and he hadn’t got a clue. YET John the driver and the drive around was brilliant very knowledgable and fun, he went above and beyond his job, at the end of the day we were the last to be dropped off and instead of dropping us off at the designated stop we were dropped off at our hotel as it was on his route back to base, a big thank you to John

  • 10-Jul-2019

    This is not a regular entertainment trip. You visit the ANZAC war memorial, the parliament houses and the national museum. So be prepared for such a spectrum of interests. The drive is pretty long with a (25-30 min.) stop on both ways. Ben, the driver was ok with the information he provided during the ride. The local guide in Canberra, Barbara was a pro with a very knowledgeable and respectful approach to both war memorial and parliament topics. I wish we'd had simply more time to properly see the exhibitions, which were really interesting...

  • 16-Mar-2018

    The city is very different from Sydney. The tours were all interesting enough but it’s the little facts like the story behind the aboriginal embassy and the requirement that no building can be higher than the Parliament House and the dead kangaroos by the roadside that make the trip worthwhile.

  • 11-Mar-2018

    Had a great day out seeing Canberra very well worth the visit although it is a long day but would do it again

  • 23-Feb-2018

    Our bus was old, seats were uncomfortable and the wifi did not work. The bus operator asked us not to use the washroom. We stopped for coffee and were told to buy lunch as we had very little time to eat it upon arrival in Canberra. In Canberra, we visited 2 museums and a Parliament and the visits were great, albeit a bit rushed. We spend some time driving through the Embassy Row and headed back to Sydney. We stopped for dinner and the problems started. Bus driver was working on the bus and we had to wait outside in the heat on the side of the road. No wifi, in spite of assurances that it will be reset. Then, air conditioning failed few times, and came back on full blast! It was getting dark outside and our bus driver had to turn off the cabin light, because his hibeams were malfunctioning. Arriving near the airport, our bus turned onto a side road and stopped. It wasnt safe to drive and we had to get off and wait for another bus to pick us up. Our new bus driver, at first, wasnt keen on returning us to our pick up location, but we convinced him otherwise! You can walk together from the next stop, he told us. We disagreed and he reluctantly took us to the hotel. We arrived in our room at 10:30pm. Really not impressed.

  • 11-Jan-2018


  • 05-Jan-2018

    Excellent experience all round - a long day but would highly recommend

  • 25-Nov-2017

    Rather disappointing, to be honest. The weather didn't help rainy but it was a very long day and only interesting in parts. We enjoyed the War Memorial but would like to have stayed longer as it is actually a terrific museum with all sorts of exhibits Lancaster bomber etc.. The modern art gallery was a waste of time - something that exists in all cities and could have been done in one's own time - if required. The Parliament was also interesting. However, our guide at all 3 places was a softly-spoken local 91 year- old with a tendency to personal anecdote and rambling. We felt embarrassed at the art gallery as virtually all the coach just went off and there were just 4 of us who stuck with him - partly because it would have been so obvious if we'd left! There were other sources of irritation. We seemed to be constantly crossing paths at refreshment places with 2 other coaches who hogged all the seats and shouted at each other noisily all the time. We also got fed up with our driver reminding us repeatedly that he was legally obliged to have a break every so often. We get it! Not quite a wasted day - we saw some wild kangaroos in the fields - but very disappointing.

  • 16-Oct-2017

    Great tour!

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