Whether you prefer public transport, driving, cycling, walking or gliding on the water, it’s easy to get around Canberra.
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 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.
You can travel to some of Canberra’s most iconic attractions aboard ACTION’s Tourist Loop service. Operating seven days a week, routes 81/981 take passengers to the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Australian War Memorial, National Arboretum, National Museum of Australia, National Zoo & Aquarium and Parliament House, just to name a few. For more information on the ACTION Tourist Loop service, download the Tourist Loop flyer.
Canberra is known as the cycling capital of Australia, with its fine network of cycle paths and off-road mountain bike trails. Hire a bike or use your own pedal-power and enjoy the scenic side of Australia’s capital on two wheels. 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. Hire a boat, or 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. There’s so much outdoor fun to be had in Canberra.
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.