ACT Visitor Information
Welcome to the ACT!
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is a small territory located in the southeast region of Australia. The ACT is home to the country's capital city, Canberra, as well as many other attractions.
The ACT is easily accessible by air, road, and rail. The Canberra Airport services domestic flights from major cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. The region is also easily accessible by car, with highways providing easy access from all directions. Bus and train services also operate to Canberra from many cities across Australia.
Things to See and Do
- Parliament House: Visit the heart of Australian democracy and take a guided tour of Parliament House.
- Australian War Memorial: Explore the country's military history and pay respects to those who have served at the Australian War Memorial.
- Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve: Take a hike through the beautiful Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, which is home to many native Australian animals.
- National Gallery of Australia: Marvel at the impressive collection of Australian and international art at the National Gallery of Australia.
- Mount Ainslie: Take a scenic drive up Mount Ainslie for an impressive view of Canberra and the surrounding region.
Where to Stay
The ACT provides many accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets. From luxurious hotels to budget-friendly hostels, there is something for everyone. Some popular accommodation options include:
- Hyatt Hotel Canberra
- Novotel Canberra
- Canberra YHA Hostel
- Crowne Plaza Canberra
- Diamant Hotel Canberra
The ACT has an excellent public transport system, with buses and light rail providing easy access to all major attractions. Taxis and ride-sharing services are also readily available.
The ACT experiences four distinct seasons, with hot summers and cold winters. The best time to visit is during spring and autumn when the temperatures are mild, and the weather is pleasant.
Visit the ACT
Whether you are interested in history, nature, art, or simply enjoying the great outdoors, the ACT has something for everyone. We hope you enjoy your visit to this beautiful region.