Holiday Packages in Canberra
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Flying to Canberra
You can fly to Canberra from any of New Zealand’s major cities. Auckland (AKL), Wellington (WLG), Christchurch (CHC), and Queenstown (ZQN) all have regular flights departing for Canberra. The quickest and cheapest option is to fly from Auckland. With a total flight time of 11h 50min, you’ll have a stopover in either Melbourne or Sydney. All flights from New Zealand will land at Canberra Airport. It’s the eighth busiest airport in Australia and connects the capital city to other cities in the country. The cheapest way to get from the airport into the city is with the public bus, or you can request a ride to your hotel with ride-sharing apps like Uber.
Where to Stay in Canberra
Webjet's Canberra packages combine flight deals and accommodation specials to give you the best possible deal for your holiday. Choose from a range of hotel options that match your travelling style.
Oyolo Nishi is one of Canberra’s top hotels. Each room is beautifully designed with luxurious finishes to envoke true relaxation. You’ll have a king sized bed, a separate sitting area, twin overhead rain showers and a tub. The hotel is a short walk to Canberra’s cultural centre, making it the perfect launchpad to explore the city. Plus, it’s only a 10-minute ride to and from the airport with a taxi ride costing between $20-30 AUD.
QT Canberra is a boutique hotel in the heart of Canberra. It features 205 designer guest rooms with amenities like an on-site speakeasy, high tech conferencing facilities, 24-hour room service and free WiFi. You can choose from rooms that come with twin or king-sized beds or stay in one of the hotel’s suites. It’s the perfect choice if you’re visiting Canberra for business and you want all modern conveniences in one place.
Waldorf Canberra Apartment Hotel
Waldorf Canberra is situated on the corner of London Circuit and Akuna Street. It’s five minutes away from the city’s Convention Centre as well as the Canberra Theatre Centre shopping mall. The apartments come with a range of options including bedrooms that have an office space attached – perfect for business travellers. The hotel's amenities include a gymnasium, a BBQ area, a tennis court, an indoor heated swimming pool and a spa.
Things to do in Canberra
Canberra is the capital city of Australia. It’s full of cultural treasures and one of the best places in the country to learn about Australia’s colonial past. Visit the National Gallery of Australia, browse the National Library and explore the Parliamentary Triangle. If you’re not a fan of history, the city has plenty to offer for art lovers and hosts major festivals like Floriade every year.
Spend an afternoon at the Australia War Memorial
The Australia War Memorial was built to commemorate the lives lost during WWII. It’s a massive Byzantine-style structure that houses a museum, archives, an art gallery and library. The memorial also depicts Australia’s other armed conflicts from it’s colonial days to present. If you want a deeper look into the country’s past, it's recommended to join one of the 90-minute tours.
Visit Lake Burley Griffin
Lake Burley Griffin is one of the most picturesque places in Canberra. It's an artificial lake that was built in 1958. The lake is a popular spot to come for a picnic or stroll along the waterfront paths. With six islands in its centre, you can sail across and visit Aspen Island. It’s where you’ll find the National Carillon, a gift from the British government.
Go to the National Gallery of Australia
The National Gallery of Australia is home to Australia’s largest collection of art. It consists of 11 galleries and has three levels that host artwork from Asia, Europe, America, Australia and the Pacific. It also boasts the world’s most extensive collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. With so much to see, it’s easy to spend a couple of hours making your way around the gallery.
The Best Time to Visit Canberra
The best time to visit Canberra is between September and November. The spring temperatures are mild, and you’ll have perfect sunny weather during your trip. You’ll also be in time for the blossoming flower season and the colourful Floriade Festival. Canberra’s summer months are another popular time to visit the city. From December to February, the weather is hot, and the conditions are ideal for water sports and other outdoor activities. If you’re on a budget, the winter months of July to August are the cheapest time to visit Canberra. You’ll have an easy time finding cheap Canberra flight and accommodation packages, and there will be hardly any lines at the city’s top attractions.