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Sea Cliff Bridge, Grand Pacific Drive

Top 12 Amazing Experiences from Canberra to Sydney

1. Hot Air Ballooning

Wake up early and enjoy the excitement of soaring above Australia’s capital on a Hot Air Balloon ride with Balloon Aloft. Travel during March and marvel at the annual Canberra Balloon Spectacular to witness more than 30 hot air balloons from across the globe launching from the lawns of Old Parliament House.

2. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Don’t miss your chance to see Australian wildlife, including kangaroos, koalas, wombats and the elusive platypus in their beautiful natural environment.

3. Visit the Icons of Canberra

Make sure you visit the world class national attractions that call Canberra home. The National Museum of Australia, the National Gallery of Australia and the Australian War Memorial all offer unique experiences that tell the Australian Story as only the nation’s capital can. Entry into the national attractions is free!

4. Explore the Lake 

At the heart of Canberra is Lake Burley Griffin, surrounded by galleries and museums that house Australia’s art and historical collections interspersed with parks and walking paths. Ride a segway or do the bridge to bridge walk.

5. Wine and Dine

Indulge at some of the capital’s top rated restaurants for incredible culinary experiences. Wander through foodie precincts for an eclectic mix of cafes, restaurants, bars, pop up stores and great people watching.

6. Walk among a million blooms 

Visit one of Australia’s best known festivals, Floriade, and see why it attracts record breaking crowds each year. Stop and smell the tulips. Take part in a horticultural workshop and get your photo taken in front of the stunning garden beds. After dark explore the wonderland that is Floriade NightFest and admire the flower beds all lit up.

7. Ski or snowboard in the Snowy Mountains

Soak in the breathtaking snowy landscape from June to October, whilst experiencing many exciting winter sports at the numerous ski resorts located in Kosciuszko National Park, home to Australia’s highest mountain.

8. Swim with seals at Montague Island

Take a cruise along the stunning NSW South Coast to Montague Island with Island Charters Narooma, where you can snorkel, scuba dive or swim with seals.

9. Explore amazing coastal rock formations

Discover gorgeous rock formations, from Narooma’s iconic ‘Australia Rock’ shaped in the map of the continent and the rugged ‘Glasshouse Rocks’ to Bermagui’s gorgeous ‘Horse Head Rock’ and ‘Camel Rock’.

10. Savour Australia’s Oyster Trail

Explore Australia’s Oyster Coast Trail, stretching across 300km along the NSW South Coast, from Eden to Kiama. Savour oysters fresh from the farm gate and meet local artisan growers along the spectacular, unspoilt coastline.

11. Watch wild dolphins and migrating humpback whales

The sparkling NSW South Coast is both a home to resident bottlenose dolphins and a highway for migrating humpback whales during late May to November. Go on a cruise or paddle out on a kayak to get up close with these friendly mammals.

12. Discover Kiama’s Blowhole, largest in the world

On the way up to Sydney, remember to stop by Kiama’s Blowhole, the largest in the world, to view the spectacular plumes of water from the sea.