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Canberra Activities and Programs
With an array of national institutions, museums and art galleries, and a wine region close to the city, Canberra has a multitude of activities to experience.
Australia’s capital city offers business event groups private tours of national institutions from Parliament House and National Gallery of Australia to the Royal Australian Mint. Spend a day on the city’s centrepiece, Lake Burley Griffin, or meet local wildlife and learn about Aboriginal culture at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.
Start the day in the sky
Enjoy a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the city and its leafy surrounds with a gourmet breakfast. Then, float back down and land in the grounds of Old Parliament House to explore its Museum of Australian Democracy.
Explore Parliament House
Take an exclusive back-of-house tour of Australia’s national meeting place, Parliament House, including its impressive gardens and priceless art collection.
Sample regional produce
Just 15 minutes’ drive from the city centre, visit Pialligo Estate to taste award-winning smoked goods and enjoy an orchard tour or masterclass on the estate’s expansive grounds.
A feast of icons
See Australian history from a unique perspective with an after hours tour of the National Museum of Australia (NMA) before enjoying a curated dinner with each course inspired by a work of art.
Explore further afield
Fly to a nearby winery
Discover Canberra’s cold climate wine region in style with a scenic helicopter flight before descending for a wine tasting at Shaw Wines.
Venture out to the Snowy Mountains
Just two and half hours’ drive from Canberra, the Snowy Mountains are home to Australia’s highest point, Mount Kosciuszko. Here groups can explore glacial lakes, go skiing, snowboarding, fishing, mountain bike riding, trekking and horse riding.