Summernats is held every January and is Australia’s biggest and best car festival. It is held at Exhibition Park in the Nation’s Capital and it attracts many people from Australia and overseas. So if you want to see the nicest cars, burn-outs and much more, bring the family and make a great weekend out of it. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketek or at the gates of Exhibition Park.
The National Science and Technology Centre, Questacon, provides an entertaining and educational experience all in one, whether it’s free falling six metres, balancing a ball in mid air or racing a dinosaur. Questacon also caters for Birthday Parties, Sleepovers and Night time tours. Capital Country Reception can arrange discounted tickets for you.
Cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19
Floriade blooms during spring in Canberra each year transforming the usually green canvas of Commonwealth Park into a tapestry of over one million colourful blooms. Floriade is a diverse, ever expanding program of music, cultural celebrations, food and wine, horticultural workshops, market traders, artistic displays, entertainment and recreational activities.
Cockington Green Gardens offers its visitors an experience you will not find anywhere else. Venture into this delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings set within beautifully landscaped gardens to make your Canberra visit complete. Located 15 minutes drive from Capital Country, we have tickets available from reception.
The National Museum of Australia is alive with gripping stories, clever technology and plenty of fun for all ages. Admission to the National Museum of Australia is free, however most national and international blockbuster exhibitions and some special programs and activities have a small admission charge. See our website for current and upcoming exhibitions.
Bungendore Woodworks is an Australian National Tourism Award Winner specialising in exhibiting, promoting and selling entirely Australian made wood art, sculpture, craft and contemporary furniture of a very high standard. The Gallery is located in Bungendore, 30 minutes drive from Canberra. Cafe Woodworks is located in the Gallery complex.
The Australian War Memorial commemorates the sacrifice of Australian men and women who have served in war and major conflict around the world. Hear stories of extraordinary people, brave animals, and faraway places brought to life through puppets, uniforms, educational toys and exhibitions. General admission is free but your donation is appreciated.
Go behind the scenes at Australia’s premier elite sports precinct and experience one of Canberra’s most popular tourist attractions. You might catch some of Australia’s top athletes in training. The AIS is an environment like no other – whether touring, staying or holding an event at our world-class sporting precinct, you will be inspired to discover the champion within!
Visit Parliament House, Canberra, and experience Australia’s robust democracy in action. You can watch Question Time, see bills being debated, and sit in on committee inquiries as current issues are explored in detail. You’ll also find some of Australia’s finest historical treasures and contemporary art on display throughout the building.