Information for Interstate Travellers to Canberra
Canberra is Australia's largest inland city and also her capital. There are approximately 375,000 residents who call Canberra home.
The Canberra region has a temperate climate, but can be very hot in summer. Late November can bring a range of temperatures, from 10 – 25 degrees, so keep your eye on the forecast before you leave for the Capital.
Canberra has a range of attractions that you may want to visit during your stay. Enjoy the Australian National Botanic Gardens, which hosts the largest living collection of native Australian flora. For those interested in our military history, the Australian War Memorial has several galleries housing exhibitions that provide details about our involvement in every conflict. A number of other sites worth visiting are the National Arboretum (beautiful views over Canberra), National Museum of Australia, National Zoo & Aquarium and Parliament House, just to name a few.
Hop on the ACTION’s Tourist Loop bus for an economical way to visit these attractions and more!
Visit the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre for more information about Canberra and things to do.
Phone: 1300 554 114
Address: Regatta Point, Barrine Drive, Parkes ACT 2600
The Canberra Airport is approximately a 10 - 15 minute drive to the city centre, depending on traffic conditions.
Taxis are available 24 hours a day. The best way to catch a taxi is to call them direct to book or request at your hotel’s reception/concierge desk.
Taxi ranks are also located at the Canberra Airport.
ACTCABS Taxi Service – Phone: (02) 6280 0077
Canberra Elite Taxis - Phone: 132 227
Health and Medical Services
Canberra Hospital (Public)
Ph: 02 6244 2222
Calvary John James Hospital (Private)
173 Strickland Crescent
Ph: 02 6281 8100
Calvary Public Hospital
Ph: 02 6201 6111