Where to stay in Canberra
VacationRenter offers 77 holiday rentals in Canberra, and we’re confident that you’ll find a property that falls within your budget for your next adventure. Whether you’re on the hunt for a flat near Mount Ainslie Lookout, a room in a hostel close to Drill Hall Gallery, or you’re looking for a place that also gives you close access to Canberra — our mission is to help you find exactly what you need. Our website lists a wide selection of holiday homes from top travel sites such as Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway, Booking.com, and many more. Travelling with pets, need a washer and dryer, or seeking specific amenities? Simply filter your search results with the click of a button! Finding your dream vacation rental at a reasonable price has never been this easy. Before you know it, you’ll be travelling to Canberra in no time.
Where Is Canberra, Australia Located?
As the capital of Australia, Canberra is a purpose-built city located in an autonomous federal enclave called the Australian Capital Territory, within the state of New South Wales. Canberra Airport is 15 minutes from downtown, while Sydney is located northeast — just an hour flight, three-hour drive, or four and half hour scenic train ride. Taxis, ride-shares, and public busses are available to get around the city, but bicycles are fantastic on the well-developed bike paths and rental cars are preferable for outlying areas.
What Is Canberra Known For?
Canberra was purposely designed to become the country’s capital, as written in the Seat of Government Act by the Federation of Colonies, and was founded in 1913. The government neighborhood is interesting in that the streets are concentric around the Parliament House, giving a bullseye design to the downtown area when viewed on maps. The downtown area is also adjacent to the banks of man-made Lake Burley Griffin. The city is unsurprisingly home to numerous important institutions including government buildings, military academies, universities, museums, and monuments. Canberra is similar to the United States of America’s Washington D.C. — both in design and purpose. The city is surrounded by smaller suburbs in an inland territory consisting of national parks. Australian Capital Territory is one of Australia’s smallest states and territories, with just under 430,000 inhabitants and almost 1,500 square miles. The weather is cooler and less humid than other major cities on the coast due to its latitude and relative location near the popular ski resort, Snowy Mountains. The closest beach town to Canberra is Batemans Bay, two hours southeast. Visitors are drawn to Canberra for the world-class restaurants, vibrant nightlife, and national sights filled with local culture, all in close proximity to and fully surrounded by nature reserves and agricultural land.
Home-types in Canberra
Canberra has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Canberra:
- Condo: 52 vacation rentals
- Hotel: 23 vacation rentals
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