Canberra - Post Report Question and Answers

What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?

Questacon - the kids science museum is great, the botanical gardens and the arboretum are both great places to take kids (and the gardens do movies in the summer). There are hikes all over Canberra - we tried to do as many as we could and loved them all. - Aug 2020

Anything involving the outdoors. Lake Burley Griffon splits the city in half. Tons of parks, wildlife, golf. Very well set up competitive shooting disciplines. - May 2012

Anything outdoors. The nature parks are great. There is a suprisingly good food scene and a passable wine region. It's also a 2-3 hour drive to the beach, skiing, and Sydney. - May 2011

Fishing, hunting, hiking, BBQ, lots of professional sports teams. Of course you have the opera house and lots of live entertainment and movie theaters. - Dec 2010

Bush-walking/hiking is the biggest. Also it is only about 2 hours from skiing and beach. Close to vineyards. - Nov 2010

PARKS! Without a doubt, they do have the best wildlife parks in the world. It was easy for my wife and me to find pristine beaches that weren't overrun with tourists. - Apr 2010

Seeing the beautiful outback, public parks with a lot of wild Kangaroos, and beatiful birds like parrots and lorikeets. - Oct 2009

Lots of outdoor things and not a far drive to the snow in winter and great beaches in summer. - Apr 2009

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