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Canberra Travel Guide

Though Sydney and its iconic Opera House may be the place many people automatically envisage after any mention of Australia, Canberra is in fact the country's capital. Canberra predominantly acts as Australia's political and financial hub, and also possesses its own share of charm.

Things to Do in Canberra

Art lovers will enjoy browsing the annexes of the National Gallery of Australia where works from contemporary Australian artists, in addition to indigenous aborigines, are on display. Admire the sprawling structure of the Australian parliament building and enjoy a peaceful afternoon wandering past the fountains at Lake Burley Griffin Park.

Best Places to Stay in Canberra

Stay in central Canberra near the Civic Square or Acton to be placed in the heart of the action with good transport links and plentiful dining choices nearby.

Best Time to Visit Canberra

Spring and fall are the best times to visit Canberra, where the temperatures are warm but not as hot as during the summer. Remember that Australia sees opposite seasons to the northern hemisphere and so fall runs from February to May, and spring runs from September to November.

Price and Availability Index in Canberra

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Canberra is in February, while the cheapest month is in August. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Canberra is in the high season in March. Canberra has its low season in December, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Canberra tends to be Thursday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Canberra tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Sundays.

The weather in Canberra

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Canberra. The warmest months in Canberra are November and December, when temperatures reach 107 ˚F. The coolest month is July, when temperatures drop to 16 ˚F. The wettest month in Canberra is March with 3.29 inches of rain, while the driest month is June with 0.04 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Canberra

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, Agoda, Homeaway and more at AllTheRooms.com. AllTheRooms has 2936 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Canberra, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Canberra is available at $null per night. The average price of accommodation in is $146 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 312 accommodations in Canberra that have WiFi. We have 76 accommodations that come with a breakfast included. Choose from 164 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. If you're planning on arriving in Canberra by car, be sure to choose from 320 accommodations that provide parking. 142 hotels and vacation rentals have a pool or jacuzzi.

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 6 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

In Canberra AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 5 providers, including 308 places to stay from Airbnb, 36 accommodations from Agoda and 36 places to stay from Homeaway.

1696 accommodations in Canberra have been reviewed: 82% are rated excellent or good. You can instantly book any of 548 places to stay right now.

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