Virgin Australia operates flights to Canberra every day, from Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Gold Coast.
Canberra Airport Information
Canberra Airport is located in Brindabella Business Park, approx. 8m south-east of Canberra’s city centre, and approx. 7km east of Capital Hill. The airport can be accessed by various transport options, including:
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- Taxi: A taxi rank is located on the ground floor of the ‘green’ car park. Follow the signs right upon exiting the arrivals hall.
- Bus: The Airport Express shuttle bus offers airport-city-airport services daily, during peak periods. Other stops include Russel and National Convention Centre. Cost is $10 one way and $20 return. Tickets can be purchased from the driver when boarding the bus. The bus stop is located kerbside, outside the arrivals hall.
Things to do in Canberra
Australia’s capital, Canberra is a place of great splendour and sentiment. The city is dotted with monuments that stand proud in steadfast tribute to Australia’s history; while opportunities to indulge in food and wine, shopping, culture and the sights abound. Diplomats brush shoulders with politicians in the halls of Parliament House, Olympians brim with ambition at the Australian Institute of Sports, while the Prime Minister names the Australian of the Year, every January 26th in Federation Mall.
Home to a number of national memorials, monument and attractions, Canberra is a great city to discover Australia’s story and roots. Delve into the country’s history at the National Museum. Salute Australia’s soldiers at the Australian War Memorial. Experience the capital’s rich and diverse social history and visual arts at the Canberra Museum and Gallery. Sit in on Parliament and view Australia’s leaders nut out important issues at Parliament House. Canberra is also a great base from which to explore some of the country’s most treasured regions, such as the picturesque beaches of the New South Wales South Coast, and the famous Snowy Mountains.
Canberra’s retail scene is impressive. On-trend boutiques, major department stores, retail malls, street markets and local designers cater for every shopping whim. The city centre – home to haunts like Canberra Centre, City Walk, Petrie Plaza and Garema Place – showcases an outstanding portfolio of national and international brands. Inner city suburbs like Braddon, Manuka and Kingston all host a great array of shopping opportunities. Big brands at low prices can be discovered in Fyshwick, at Canberra’s outlet shopping mall Direct Factory Outlet (DFO). While Canberra’s many markets – i.e. Old Bus Depot Markets, The Capital Regional Farmers Market, Gorman House Markets and Hall Markets – highlight local art, produce, foods and fashion.
Canberra is a superb destination for foodies, with over 300 restaurants, cafes and pubs scattered throughout several suburbs. As the home of Australian Parliament, Canberra hosts a number of fine dining options. As common in both metropolitan and regional Australia, Canberra also has a thriving Asian population and food influence. Suburban pockets act as trendy haunts for the capital's young professionals – Braddon, Manuka, Kingston and Griffith all provide lively settings for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Canberra also enjoys a spectacular food scene, where the best in local produce and cool climate wines are served. Suburbs like O’Connor, Ainslie, Dickson, Action, Curtain and Belconnen all hosts award-winning cafes and restaurants.
Canberra boasts a number of lively and fun entertainment settings. For a relaxed yet chic nightlife experience visit cosy wine and tapas bars in suburbs like in Dickson and Belconnen, where locals meet up to catch up and listen to international DJs spin. An after-work playground for young professionals, Braddon has an active bar scene. The greater Canberra district is also home to 140 vineyards, with more than 33 wineries within 35 minutes of the city. Winery tours offer a great opportunity to meet the winemakers, see the vineyards and taste the wines. The area’s wines can also be tasted throughout the city’s bars, clubs and restaurants.
Canberra Holiday Packages
Experience all that Canberra has to offer, our holiday partner Virgin Australia Holidays has a great array of Canberra holiday packages. Packages include flights, accommodation and a great variety of extras.