Cheap as chips
Discover brilliant ways to engage the family for hours with attractions and activities that are great value and close to free.
|Tower like a giant over the city
Play ‘spotto’ for iconic Canberra buildings from Black Mountain Tower’s viewing platform 195 metres above the summit of Black Mountain. The 360 degree view is a great way to get your bearings and the kids will have a blast (literally) from the outdoor viewing platform. More info...
|Making cents at the Mint
Peer into the Royal Australian Mint’s factory floor to see Australia’s coins being produced with the help of some of the world’s strongest robots. Mint your own $1 coin as a souvenir and see rare coins. More info...
|This little kid goes to market
Kids reign at the Old Bus Depot Market’s Kids in the Shed family day on Sunday 17 June. Clothes, accessories, artwork and handmade toys feature at this annual themed market featuring 30 extra stallholders. Pony rides, a clown and a jumping castle provide added kid fun. More info...
|Dress up for democracy
Your kids (and you!) can learn a thing or two about democracy in the interactive family rooms at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. Dress up in Victorian gold mining era clothing or go back in time to 500BC, ride in a chariot and meet Pericles.
|Venture inside the Discovery Zone
Dodge sniper fire in a First World War trench, climb into a Vietnam War era helicopter and Cold War submarine and learn about peacekeeping at the Australian War Memorial’s Discovery Zone. More info...
|Garden of delights
Wander among the largest collection of Australian native plants through rainforest gullies to desert blooms. The Australian National Botanic Gardens, 10 minutes from the city centre, is a tranquil place ideal for a picnic beside water dragons and myriad blooms.
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Canberra and Region Visitors Centre
Need help with booking your weekend getaway? Call
1300 889 026
or drop in to the Visitors Centre on the way to town at 330 Northbourne Avenue, Dickson, ACT.