Getting Around Canberra

Posted 1 Jan 2017

Story by Visit Canberra

Get around canberra on two wheels, four wheels or no wheels at all

Whether you prefer public transport, driving, cycling or walking, it’s easy to get around canberra.  Choose your own adventure, or take a tour and learn more about your nation’s capital with the help of a knowledgeable guide.  You’ll love the range of experiences on offer and they’re all closer than you think.

Buckle up

Driving is one of the best ways to see Canberra.  With plenty of parking, no tollways and very little congestion, you’ll find driving in Canberra a breeze. Either bring your own (see our tips for Getting to Canberra by car) or hire a car when you get here.

Learn more about driving around Canberra.

Go for a ride …

You can get pretty much anywhere with canberra’s public transport options. Transport Canberra operates action buses, a convenient and cost-effective way for visitors to get around canberra.  You can also take advantage of Canberra’s taxi cabs and ride-sharing services.

Jump on an ACTION bus or learn about about taxi and ride-sharing options. 

Get pedalling

Canberra is known as the cycling capital of Australia, with its fine network of cycle paths and off-road mountain bike trails. Use your pedal-power and enjoy the scenic side of the nation’s capital by bike.

Discover cycling in Canberra.

 Like a duck to water

Canberra may be land-locked, but with its smorgasbord of lakes, rivers and waterways, it’s fun to get around Canberra on the water. Try stand-up paddle boarding or kayaking on Lake Burley Griffin. Take a dip in the murrumbidgee river, or cast a line for some fishing fun.

Walk the walk

Whether you’re into bushwalking or prefer a gentle stroll, Canberra is a great place for walking. Discover many of our best features on a self-guided walking tour.

Lace up your boots and get walking in Canberra.

What happens on tour …

And speaking of tours, whatever form of transport you prefer, you’re bound to find a tour to suit you. Hot air ballooning anyone?

Learn more about our great tour options.

Plan your perfect trip to Canberra with our Canberra Visitor Guide. Download for free from the iTunes Store or Google Play today.

This article has been repurposed with permission from Visit Canberra. To view it in its original form, click here