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Travel to Canberra this winter and enjoy these activities

Travel to Canberra this winter and enjoy these activities

When it comes to a winter holiday, travel to Canberra is the answer.

There are so many activities and things to do in a Canberra winter. Of course, it’s the only place you can visit Parliament House, but there are so many other activities in Canberra to keep you, your friends and family entertained during your winter break in Canberra.

Below are some great winter activities to do in Canberra:


If snow is the winter activity you are looking for as an activity in Canberra, then you need to go no further than Corin Forest.  You and your friends can play in the snow in Canberra at just $22.50 per person and $5 for toboggan hire. Access to the full slopes ranges from $50 for a half day and $95 with gear hire.

The Canberra Truffle Festival
  • Where: Multiple venues
  • When: 20 June to 20 August 2022
  • Cost: From $55

Canberra and the surrounding region comes alive with gourmet events and experiences to celebrate the arrival of the much-awaited black winter truffle.

You can also hunt for truffles at The Truffle Farm in Canberra; throughout the truffle season, late May to early September, you can participate in an interactive truffle hunting experience and then follow this up with a six-course feast prepared in front of you in the ‘truffle shed’.

Hot Air Ballooning

What better way to see the city when you travel to Canberra this winter than from above. Starting pre-sunrise, you will get to see Canberra, known as the Bush Capital, from 3000 feet above the ground. Balloons Aloft provide a 45-minute hot air ballooning experience from $330.

Canberra’s Wine Region

Within 35 minutes of Canberra, discover 140 vineyards and more than 40 wineries that are perfect for exploring during the winter holiday in Canberra.

These include three distinct regions. These are Murrumbateman and Yass, then Canberra and Hall, plus Bungendore, Wamboin, Gundaroo, Lake George and Collector. 

Then, of course, there are the national attractions. These are activities in Canberra that are unique. There are so many of them to visit and enjoy on your Canberra winter holiday, including:

  • ⭘  Parliament House
  • ⭘  National Gallery of Australia
  • ⭘  Australian War Memorial
  • ⭘  National Portrait Gallery
  • ⭘  National Museum of Australia
  • ⭘  National Library of Australia
  • ⭘  High Court of Australia
  • ⭘  Museum of Australian Democracy
  • ⭘  Questacon – National Science and Technology Centre
  • ⭘  Australian Institute of Sport
  • ⭘  National Film and Sound Archive


All these national institutions have ongoing exhibitions and activities that are free and special events that are paid and/or ticketed.

Some of the special ticketed and free events this Canberra winter at the national institutions include:

Connection: Songlines from Australia’s first people in a spectacular Immersive experience
  • Where: National Museum of Australia
  • When: 8 June to 9 October 2022
  • Cost: From $22.50 concession and $14 child


From Grande Experiences, creators, and producers of Van Gogh Alive, the most-visited multi-sensory exhibition in the world, comes the world premiere of a new art experience celebrating the spirit of Indigenous Australia. 

Australian’s and Hollywood: A tale of craft, talent, and ambition
  • Where: National Film and Sound Archive
  • When: 30 June to 9 October 2022
  • Cost: From $14.50 concession and $7.50 child


This blockbuster exhibition by the NFSA features beloved cinema moments, rare behind-the-scenes footage and costumes and props from the NFSA collection on display for the first time. 



On your travel to Canberra, the national institutions are great winter activities; these alone could entertain you for your entire trip. But combine these with the many other things to do in Canberra this winter, and you may wish to extend your stay.


Before you travel to Canberra for your winter holiday, you will want to book your accommodation and what better way to spend your stay than in short rental luxury accommodation.


Short term rentals are a way of having a home away from home experience when travelling to Canberra to enjoy your winter activities.


Accommodate Canberra is Canberra’s premier provider of luxury, fully furnished and serviced, executive, short-term accommodation.

So, when planning your winter activities in Canberra, book your short-term luxury accommodation with Accommodate Canberra.