Attractions & Activities in Canberra
When you stay Rydges, you stay local, and there’s nothing quite like a truly local experience.
Here’s a secret destination local Canberrans absolutely love! My local tip is ideal for families with young children, or for anyone who hasn’t seen or experienced snow. No long three hour drives to Thredbo, just an hour’s drive away is the Corin Forest Mountain Resort. Complete with snow activities, beginner’s skiing and excellent food (don’t forget to sit around the open fire and toast marshmallows), school holidays just got more exciting.
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Rydges Canberra is walking distance to popular area attractions and can’t-miss historic sites. Guests never run out of things to do in Canberra when they stay in our accommodation. Here are just a few entertainment options less than a 20-minute walk from our luxury Canberra hotel:
- Parliament House
- Old Parliament House
- National Gallery of Australia
- National Portrait Gallery of Australia
- High Court of Australia
- National Library of Australia
- National Archives of Australia
- Manuka Oval
A little further down the road, guests can find things to do in Canberra a short 15-minute drive away. Have a look at these nearby options which also boast free parking:
- National Museum of Australia
- National Film & Sound Archives of Australia
- Royal Australian Mint
- Telstra Tower
- Cockington Green Gardens
- Mount Stromlo Observatory
- Australian War Memorial
While visiting, make sure to check out our city’s impressive dining scene. Kingston and Manuka are two well-known neighbourhoods in Canberra featuring fine restaurants frequented by Australian politicians. Popular dining hot spots can also be found in the quaint suburbs of Griffith, Dickson and Reid.
Still have questions about things to do in Canberra? Our team will be more than happy to point out their favourite restaurants and local attractions – just ask!