Visiting Canberra

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There is a lot to see and do on your visit to Questacon. With numerous attractions within close proximity you will be sure to fill your stay with loads of activities that Canberra has to offer.

Whether you are after accommodation ideas, information on attractions nearby or you are after information on what to see and do on your stay in the nation’s capital, you may find this information useful when planning your getaway.



There are a number of national attractions that are located in close proximity to Questacon. Whether you’d like to stroll the halls of politics or browse portraits of those that have helped to shape our nation, you’ll be able to visit some of our greatest attractions on foot.

  • Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

    Be inspired by amazing real life stories of ordinary people who have fought to shape today's society.

  • National Archives of Australia

    Delve into your history and discover the National Archives through exhibitions, events and education programs.

  • National Electoral Education Centre

    Find out about the electoral processes by which we elect our representatives to the Commonwealth Parliament, and how we are able to have a say in changing the Australian Constitution.

  • National Gallery of Australia

    Visit more than 100,000 works of art and world-class art exhibitions at the National Gallery of Australia.

  • National Library of Australia

    See the beautiful, the rare and the unexpected plus enjoy unparalleled access to Australia's documentary heritage.

  • National Museum of Australia

    The National Museum of Australia holds some of the nation's most popular and important items including Phar Lap's heart and the Holden Prototype No.1.

  • National Portrait Gallery

    See the portraits of over 400 people who've shaped the nation at the National Portrait Gallery. Be amazed at the works of art reflecting Australia's history, diversity and culture.

  • Parliament House

    Parliament House is a symbol of Australian democracy. Home to the Parliament of Australia and meeting place of the nation, Parliament House is the focal point of our capital city.



Questacon is centrally located within the Parliamentary Zone on King Edward Terrace. With a number of accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets we’ve highlighted just a few to help you with your planning.

  • Medina Executive James Court

    is located in the heart of the nation’s capital.
    Visit Medina's website

  • Hyatt Hotel Canberra

    Conveniently located just minutes from Canberra's tourist attractions.
    Visit the Hyatt's website

  • Rydges Capital Hill

    The ideal Canberra accommodation to make your home base when travelling to the Capital.
    Visit the Rydges website

  • Hotel Realm

    At Hotel Realm you’ll find yourself surrounded by the nation’s cultural icons.
    Visit Hotel Realm's website

  • Best Western Plus Garden City Hotel

    Conveniently and quietly located to the south of Lake Burley Griffin and close to Canberra’s major tourist attractions.
    Visit Best Western's website

More information


Canberra and Region Visitors Centre (CRVC)

Conveniently located on Northbourne Ave and open seven days a week. From maps and information on Canberra’s attractions through to things to see and do the friendly staff at the CRVC are on hand to answer all your holiday questions.

Visit Canberra

Want more information on what to see and do while on your visit to Canberra? Then visit

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Canberra Guide

Want to get up-to-date information on what’s going on in Canberra right now? Simply download the Visit Canberra app and start planning your activities!

Balloon Aloft

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There is no better way to appreciate all of Canberra’s natural charms, than from a Balloon Aloft flight. Balloon Aloft is a locally owned business and has been conducting spectacular balloon flights over the Nation’s capital for the past 25 years. For more information on balloon flights and how to book visit


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