Canberra: Family Holiday

Australia's Bustling Capital

With so many attractions, museums and fun activities on offer, even the big kids can get away with being children on a family holiday in Canberra. Experience the adrenaline-rush of a simulated earthquake and much more at Questacon – the National Science and Technology Centre. Also recommended is the children’s gallery at the National Gallery of Australia. Kids will love the hands-on interactive exhibitions at the National Museum of Australia and the thrill of discovery on the specially designed kids’ tour at the National Zoo and Aquarium to see tigers, cheetahs, bears, monkeys and the shark tank. Let the kids mint their own $1 coin on the public coining presses at the Royal Australian Mint, which has the capacity to produce two million coins a day. At the Australian Institute of Sport, take a tour with an elite athlete and test your skills at virtual rowing, wheelchair basketball and the gymnastic beam. While you’re there visit the nearby Gold Creek Village which is filled with great family attractions. There are many types of holiday accommodation available for a stress-free family holiday in Canberra and some of the better accommodation in East Row have facilities like swimming pools and rooms with TV and internet. Food is plentiful and very varied in Canberra with many restaurants, cafes and ice cream bars scattered around the city. Overall, a family break to Canberra makes for a great holiday, and one that your family will not forget.