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Highlights of Canberra Tour

Highlights of Canberra Tour

Canberra best day tour. Witness the views of Canberra and the region from the top of Mount Ainslie. Walk through the corridors of power at Australia’s Parliament House. Survey the Parliamentary Triangle and its National Institutions….

Canberra best day tour. The Highlights of Canberra is Canberra Guided Tours’ most popular tour and it’s not hard to understand why. This experience packs as much as possible into a single day, giving the client the best possible of experience and context of Australia’s Capital in the time allowed.


Following pickup at your accommodation in one of our comfortable vehicles, the tour progresses to one of Canberra’s most beautiful vantage points at the top of Mount Ainslie. From the lookout, your guide will explain the growth of a young city, the two-tiered colonial and capital city history and point out places of interest and key attractions, all while you survey the tremendous design of Canberra’s architect, Walter Burley Griffin.


From Mount Ainslie, expect a drive through the grounds of the Royal Military College Duntroon and perhaps to Mount Pleasant where you’ll be delighted to an alternative aspect overlooking central Canberra.


A brief stop for some history at the National Capital Exhibition before a journey through the Parliamentary Triangle and then to Old Parliament House, where you’ll enjoy our own short guided tour to key parts of this magnificent building showcasing more than 50 years of Australia’s political history.


From the Old to the New, it’s then just a short journey up the Hill to New Parliament House, which is where we usually break for lunch at the Queens Terrace Café, a café with a variety of food options, sure to satisfy even the most diverse tastes.


Once refuelled, we’ll take you through this living, breathing hub of Australian Government and democracy. Many of our guides have worked here in other capacities as political advisors and government officials, so be sure to ask about the daily happenings of APH (Australian Parliament House).


As mid-afternoon rolls around, we’ll leave New Parliament House for a drive through Canberra’s diplomatic district where you can spot the embassies of different countries represented in Australia, after which we travel to the Australian War Memorial (AWM). We’ll guide you around the central part of the AWM before you’ll have some free time to observe some of the many galleries dedicated to showing Australia’s roll in conflict.


The final part of the tour is the Memorial’s Last Post Ceremony where a dedication is made to those who have fallen in service for Australia. It often leaves no dry eye.


From the Australian War Memorial, we’ll return you to your accommodation or place of convenience (we can always recommend somewhere good for dinner in Canberra).


Key points

  • Approximately 8-hour tour from pickup to drop off in a comfortable tour vehicle. Approximately 9:30am pickup.
  • Witness the wonderful views of Canberra and the Region from the top of Mount Ainslie.
  • Walk through the corridors of power and former corridors of power at Parliament House and Old Parliament House.
  • Survey the Parliamentary Triangle, Lake Burley Griffin, National Institutions and embassies.
  • Explore the Australian War Memorial and experience the moving Last Post Ceremony.
  • Lunch available from local café as own expense.
  • This tour requires a gentle level of walking.



Recommended for

  • First time visitors to Canberra or those who haven’t been back in a while.
  • Those on a short schedule to see the City.
  • Visitors wanting to see and do as much as possible in one day.



*Tour schedule may change subject to local conditions.

  • Duration : 8 Hours (approx.)
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Canberra Wine Tour

Canberra Wine Tour

Tastings at selected wineries in Canberra’s cool climate wine region Learn about the history and development of winemaking in the area.

For full details, please visit:
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The Cool Climate Wine Experience is a terrific tour full day tour, not only because of the magnificent wines you’ll taste and have the opportunity to buy, at a raft of cellar doors, but also for the beautiful countryside through Canberra’s wine region. These are real rural landscapes of Australia and many of our international visitors are often blown away with the beauty.

Your tour begins with pickup at your accommodation before an approximately half hour journey to the first winery of the day somewhere to the north of Canberra and the Australian Capital Territory. We rarely run the same agenda of wineries day to day, to get the most out of the dozens of destinations in the region. Many of our clients often comment on how intimate many of the wineries are, which is a testament to the region, winemakers and operators.

With Shiraz the flagship for reds and Riesling the flagship for whites in the Cool Climate Wine Region, as well as a multitude of other varieties; viognier, pinot noir and cabernet, distinguished wine aficionados and novices alike are sure to find something to their taste.

The great thing about the Cool Climate Wine Experience is that each tour runs its own individual course, but normally, we’ll visit two wineries before lunch at the cosy Murrumbateman Inn (which serves bistro style food) before some more after lunch. Depending on timings, we’ll visit four to six wineries on the Cool Climate Wine Experience.


Key Points

  • Approximately 7-hour tour from pickup to drop off in comfortable tour vehicle. Approximately 9:30am pickup.
  • Tastings included at selected wineries in Canberra’s Cool Climate Wine Region (typically between four and six different cellar doors).
  • Learn about the history and development of winemaking in the area.
  • Travel through the beautiful countryside between destinations.
  • Lunch available for purchase at the local Murrumbateman Country Inn.


Recommended for

  • Adults (this tour is not suitable for children as it involves the consumption of alcohol).
  • Visitors to the region as well as Canberra local looking for a day out at the wineries with someone to drive!
  • Wine experts and novices - everyone will have a great day!


*This tour requires a gentle level of walking.


    • Duration : 7 Hours (approx.)
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    Exclusive Wine Charter Tour - Canberra (SMALL GROUP - up to 7 people)

    Exclusive Wine Charter Tour - Canberra (SMALL GROUP - up to 7 people)

    Your very own Private Wine Tour - share up to 7 in your group on an exclusive wine tour with your friends and/or family. *** For more information, visit: https://canberraguidedtours.com.au/tours/exclusive-wine-tour/

    You and up to six (7 in total guests) in your group can have an exclusive wine tour for the day. Discover the best of the cool climate wine district on Canberra's doorstep.


    For more information, visit:

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    • Duration : 6 Hours (approx.)
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    Exclusive Wine Charter Tour - Canberra (LARGE GROUP - up to 14 people) × × × × $880.00
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    Exclusive Wine Charter Tour - Canberra (LARGE GROUP - up to 14 people)

    Exclusive Wine Charter Tour - Canberra (LARGE GROUP - up to 14 people)

    Your very own private exclusive wine tour to share with up to 14 people in your group. *** For more information, please visit: https://canberraguidedtours.com.au/tours/exclusive-wine-tour-large-group

    Up to 14 in a group can have a private tour of Canberra's cool climate wine region.


    For more information, please visit:
    https://canberraguidedtours.com.au/tours/exclusive-wine-tour-large-group/

    • Duration : 6 Hours (approx.)
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    Best of Wildlife and Birds Tour - Canberra × × × × $125.00
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    Best of Wildlife and Birds Tour - Canberra

    Best of Wildlife and Birds Tour - Canberra

    Enjoy the journey to the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve west of Canberra. Learn about & photograph Canberra’s & Australia’s unique wildlife. See & photograph wild kangaroos, koalas, colourful birds and with a bit of luck see emus and platypus.

    Time and time again the Best of Wildlife tour impresses those who choose to take part. A half day, afternoon tour, we travel at the best time of the day to see some of Australia’s unique animals in the wild.

    The tour begins with pickup at your accommodation before a half hour to 40-minute journey through the rural surrounds of Canberra to the Deep Space Tracking Station at Tidbinbilla. Here you’ll learn about the significant role played by our telescopes in the Apollo missions and first moon landing as well as current day deep space tracking.

    From the Deep Space Tracking Station, we’ll travel the short distance to the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve where some of Australia’s most iconic native animals living in the wild. Through the reserve we’ll hopefully witness and get close to:

    • Kangaroos
    • Wallabies
    • Koalas
    • Platypus
    • Colourful parrots and other birds
    • Emus


    After hopefully spotting platypus towards the end of the tour, you’ll enjoy the 30-40 minute tour back into your accommodation.


    Key points

    • Approximately 4-hour tour from pickup to drop off in comfortable tour vehicle. Approximately 1pm pickup winter months, 3pm pickup summer months.
    • Stops at the Deep Space Tracking Station at Tidbinbilla.
    • Several stops inside the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve to get up and close to different animals.
    • Drive through the Hinterland close to the south-west of Canberra.
    • Entry to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve included in price.


    Recommended for

    • International visitors who want to witness some of Australia’s classic and unique wildlife in typical south-east mountain bushland.
    • Avid photographers, both novice and expert who want to document some amazing wildlife and wilderness.



    *This tour requires a gentle level of walking.

    • Duration : 4 Hours (approx.)
    From AUD $125.00

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    Full day tour gift card

    Buy a gift card for a friend or loved one - perfect for anyone you know visiting Canberra & surrounds. Valid for 1 year from purchase date.

    Buy a gift card for a friend or loved one - perfect for anyone you know visiting Canberra & surrounds. Valid for 1 year from purchase date.

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    Floriade Tour

    Floriade Tour

    For flower & garden lovers, this tour is for you! Visit the top 3 destinations during Floriade - The Floriade Festival, The National Arboretum, and Tulip Tops. For more details: https://canberraguidedtours.com.au/tours/floriade-tour

    September to October marks the season of the Floriade Festival, one of Australia’s most awaited flower shows that has been around since 1988. The festival showcases Australia’s lovely and colourful array of flora.  Around 300,000 bulbs are annually distributed to community groups, schools and organisations to plant out in their homes and suburbs, bringing gorgeous bursts of colour to the whole city for the entire duration of the festival.

    Other than the festival, we will also be touring some sites that are equally as beautiful, such as Canberra’s National Arboretum, which holds 250 hectares of lush forests,  gardens and nature reserves, as well as Tulip Top Gardens, a private estate that houses a fabulous display of colourful tulips. Truly a feast for the eyes!


    For full details, please visit:

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    • Duration : 7 Hours (approx.)
    From AUD $165.00

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