MUST DO EXPERIENCE 1: There’s no better way to fully appreciate Canberra’s charm than from the comfort of a hot air balloon. Equal parts exhilarating and relaxing, a balloon ride is one of the best ways to see this remarkable planned city and its changing carpet of seasonal colours. Take off with the sunrise and drift gently with the wind. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city’s architectural wonders and design, and finish with a champagne celebration at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra. What better…

This image was taken at the National Arboretum on the first morning of the 9 day Canberra Balloon Spectacular. user captured perfect start to the festival when some light winds and about 40 balloons all took

MUST DO EXPERIENCE 2: Experience the ultimate overnight safari right here in Canberra at @JamalaLodge, luxury accommodation with a difference at the @NationalZoo. You’ll get up close and personal with some of the Zoo's remarkable residents. Bathe beside a bear, eat with a lion, or feed a giraffe from your own balcony. Choose from Jungle Bungalows, Giraffe Treehouses or your own room or suite within the uShaka Lodge, and get set for a world of adventure, luxury and excitement with two…

MUST DO EXPERIENCE 2: Experience the ultimate overnight safari right here in Canberra at @JamalaLodge, luxury accommodation with a difference at the @NationalZoo. You’ll get up close and personal with some of the Zoo's remarkable residents. Bathe beside a bear, eat with a lion, or feed a giraffe from your own balcony. Choose from Jungle Bungalows, Giraffe Treehouses or your own room or suite within the uShaka Lodge, and get set for a world of adventure, luxury and excitement with two…

Canberra has welcomed the first @SingaporeAir passengers, signalling the start of direct international flights to the nation’s capital. To celebrate the historic moment we organised an Instameet with the @canberra_airport team and were overwhelmed with interest. Some incredible images were captured and shared by talented Instagrammers, like this photo by Lannon Harley, of the new international departures lounge and arrivals hall. You can find a collection on our Facebook page and the link…

Canberra has welcomed the first @SingaporeAir passengers, signalling the start of direct international flights to the nation’s capital. To celebrate the historic moment we organised an Instameet with the @canberra_airport team and were overwhelmed with interest. Some incredible images were captured and shared by talented Instagrammers, like this photo by Lannon Harley, of the new international departures lounge and arrivals hall. You can find a collection on our Facebook page and the link…

“The curve; Canberra, didn't know you were that cool!” Instagrammer @svendsania snapped this epic image of Telstra Tower at night. As well as being a popular subject for photographers, Telstra Tower offers spectacular 360 degree night and day views of Canberra's region. #visitcanberra #onegoodthingafteranother

“The curve; Canberra, didn't know you were that cool!” Instagrammer @svendsania snapped this epic image of Telstra Tower at night. As well as being a popular subject for photographers, Telstra Tower offers spectacular 360 degree night and day views of Canberra's region. #visitcanberra #onegoodthingafteranother

MUST DO EXPERIENCE 10: At the heart of Canberra is Lake Burley Griffin…

MUST DO EXPERIENCE 10: At the heart of Canberra is Lake Burley Griffin…

MUST DO EXPERIENCE 16: Canberra’s rich cultural attractions that hold the…

MUST DO EXPERIENCE 16: Canberra’s rich cultural attractions that hold the…

“It's just another day in @australia’s capital.” Instagrammer @globetrottingchooks snapped this beautiful image at the National Arboretum Canberra recently. Home to 94 forests of rare, endangered and symbolic trees from Australia and around the world, you’ll be struck by the range of botanical beauty on offer. Enjoy free guided and self-guided tours, interactive displays, outdoor sculptures, Pod Playground, a café and shop, as well as picnic areas boasting some of Canberra's most spectacular…

“It's just another day in @australia’s capital.” Instagrammer @globetrottingchooks snapped this beautiful image at the National Arboretum Canberra recently. Home to 94 forests of rare, endangered and symbolic trees from Australia and around the world, you’ll be struck by the range of botanical beauty on offer. Enjoy free guided and self-guided tours, interactive displays, outdoor sculptures, Pod Playground, a café and shop, as well as picnic areas boasting some of Canberra's most spectacular…

Canberra’s hip hotels are complete with fun additions like bars, libraries, a barbershop, and even rooms with views of giraffes and lions.

Canberra’s hip hotels are complete with fun additions like bars, libraries, a barbershop, and even rooms with views of giraffes and lions.

One of the most popular walks among locals, the bush track behind the Australian War Memorial goes to the top of Mt Ainslie. It’s about 2km each way, there are plenty of steps and it’s steep in parts, so check your fitness level. Trust us; the views from the top, looking across to Old Parliament House and Parliament House and pictured here Instagrammer @sarah_loves_the_outdoors, are well worth the effort. #visitcanberra #onegoodthingafteranother

One of the most popular walks among locals, the bush track behind the Australian War Memorial goes to the top of Mt Ainslie. It’s about 2km each way, there are plenty of steps and it’s steep in parts, so check your fitness level. Trust us; the views from the top, looking across to Old Parliament House and Parliament House and pictured here Instagrammer @sarah_loves_the_outdoors, are well worth the effort. #visitcanberra #onegoodthingafteranother

The home of Australia’s Parliament and the meeting place of a nation, @visit_australian_parliament offers visitors to Canberra a unique experience. Featuring impressive architecture, a stunning art collection and a beautiful landscape, Parliament House is a must-see for any visitor to Canberra and recently welcomed its 30 millionth visitor. Photo by Instagrammer @silvialiphotography. #visitcanberra #onegoodthingafteranother

The home of Australia’s Parliament and the meeting place of a nation, @visit_australian_parliament offers visitors to Canberra a unique experience. Featuring impressive architecture, a stunning art collection and a beautiful landscape, Parliament House is a must-see for any visitor to Canberra and recently welcomed its 30 millionth visitor. Photo by Instagrammer @silvialiphotography. #visitcanberra #onegoodthingafteranother

In exciting news, the first direct international flight set to land in Canberra will soon leave Singapore and touch down in Australia’s capital at @canberra_airport tomorrow before departing to Wellington in New Zealand on the new @singaporeair Capital Express Route. #visitcanberra

In exciting news, the first direct international flight set to land in Canberra will soon leave Singapore and touch down in Australia’s capital at tomorrow before departing to Wellington in New Zealand on the new Capital Express Route.

MUST DO EXPERIENCE 6: Canberra’s three cool-climate wine regions offer a…

MUST DO EXPERIENCE 6: Canberra’s three cool-climate wine regions offer a…

MUST DO EXPERIENCE 11: Each year more than 400,000 people pass through the gates…

MUST DO EXPERIENCE 11: Each year more than 400,000 people pass through the gates…

MUST DO EXPERIENCE 17: Australia's stories come alive at the @NatMusAus on the…

MUST DO EXPERIENCE 17: Australia's stories come alive at the @NatMusAus on the…

In a historic moment, the first international @Singaporeair flight has landed in Canberra. The flight from Singapore touched down in Australia’s capital this morning at @canberra_airport before departing to @wellington_newzealand on the new Capital Express Route. #visitcanberra #FlyCBR

In a historic moment, the first international flight has landed in Canberra. The flight from Singapore touched down in Australia’s capital this morning at before departing to on the new Capital Express Route.

MUST DO EXPERIENCE 3: See democracy in action at Australia’s iconic @visit_australian_parliament high on Capital Hill. During Question Time see the country’s elected politicians make the big decisions on behalf of the nation. Take a guided tour, view historic documents and see an impressive collection of Australian art including one of the world’s largest tapestries based on an Arthur Boyd design. A visit to the building’s roof provides one of the best views of Canberra and the opportunity…

MUST DO EXPERIENCE 3: See democracy in action at Australia’s iconic @visit_australian_parliament high on Capital Hill. During Question Time see the country’s elected politicians make the big decisions on behalf of the nation. Take a guided tour, view historic documents and see an impressive collection of Australian art including one of the world’s largest tapestries based on an Arthur Boyd design. A visit to the building’s roof provides one of the best views of Canberra and the opportunity…

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