Discover more than you expect in Canberra
Canberra has grown up a lot as a city, and with Alivio Tourist Park located just 5 minutes from the CBD, you are sure to be close to all the action.
We are surrounded by beautiful green hills with clean air and blue skies for days. The streets are full of interesting foodie finds to tempt you and even our national institutions have a curious side.
Interesting places continue to grow and pop up, meaning there is always something new and exciting for you to discover.
Nestled in the foothills of black mountain, the Australian national botanic gardens is the perfect retreat from the rush of the city life. With over 4,500 species on display, the garden is the only place where you can see the true variety of native Australian plants in one location. Distance: 4.2 KM Car: 7 Minutes Walk: 40 Minutes (3.3 KM)
For picture-perfect views of Canberra, you can’t go past a visit to Mount Ainslie. Walk, cycle or drive to the lookout and enjoy the impressive scenery, lovely always but a particular treat at sunrise and sunset. Abundant in wildlife and native flora. Take in Lake Burley Griffin and many of Canberra's national attractions, framed by picturesque mountain ranges. See how Walter Burley Griffin’s vision for the city has been brought to life. Distance: 9.8 KM Car: 15 Minutes Bus: N/A
Hands on-science maze with many activities for all ages and interests, a fun way to boost your knowledge. There is something to interact with in every gallery and exhibit, including the foyer. This is great for all ages. Distance: 7.3 KM Car: 12 minutes Bus: 36 minutes (Miller St. 50 -> 2)
Find inspiration amongst great artists that tell the story of the world around us. Along with some short-term exhibits, you will find beautiful pieces on display all year round, such as the exhibit dedicated to First Nations and Torres Strait Islander artists. The Portrait Gallery features paintings of iconic and historical figures in Australian history. Distance: 7.7 KM Car: 13 minutes Bus: 38 minutes (Miller St. 50 -> 2)
Located in the center of Canberra, and completed in 1963, the lake is an ornamental body with a length of 11 kilometers and a width, at its widest, of 1.2 kilometers. There are some beautiful places to see as you walk around the lake, including the National Carillion on Aspen Island, with a footbridge lined with lights and Blundell’s cottage. Distance: 7.1 KM Car: 10 minutes Bus: 46 minutes (Miller St. 50 -> 53)
Old parliament house was built in 1927 as a ‘provisional’ parliament house, as the government made their transition from Melbourne to Canberra. Now it is the museum of Australian democracy and serves as a museum to Australia’s political history. Explore the exhibitions on display as well as the nearly 100-year-old building to learn about and appreciate the history of Australian democracy and where it matured. Distance: 7.8 KM Car: 14 minutes Bus: 46 minutes (Miller St. 50 -> 57/58)
Open every day except Christmas Day. You're welcome at the meeting place of our nation. Parliament house sits on Capitol Hill, the southern point of the parliamentary triangle. Sit in to watch parliament in session or tour the galleries and collections on display. Distance: 8.1 KM Car: 14 minutes Bus: 46 minutes (Miller St. 50 -> 57/58)
A national Museum with great collections of exhibits, relics, paintings, and militaria documenting Australian military history. With various galleries to venture into, you can gain an understanding of Australia’s place in conflict and war, both past and present. Everyday closes with a last post. Distance: 5.3 KM Car: 8 minutes Bus: 53 minutes (Miller St. 50 -> 3)
The Australian Institute of sport, a place that cannot be found anywhere else in Australia. At this iconic sporting site, AIS welcome everyone to tour, shop, dine, be entertained, learn and train. Opening their doors to over 200,000 visitors annually from Australia and overseas. The AIS offers an insight into Australian’s sporting past and a window into it’s future. Distance: 5km https://goo.gl/maps/cGAnWPav4Qx6u5EH8 Car: 8 Minutes Walk: 16 Minutes (1.3 KM)