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April 10, 2018 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

See the very best of Canberra with a tour. Canberra offers an impressive selection of tours so that all interests, pursuits and hobbies are covered. To help you get the most out of your visit to Canberra, we’ve put together a list of the top tours that will help you gain a new level of knowledge from the best people in the business.

  1. Electric bike tour or pedal kayak tour with Canberra Urban Adventures:Take a tour with a difference with Canberra Urban Adventures – a family owned and operated partner of Urban Adventures, a member of the Intrepid Travel Group. Your local tour guide will share local knowledge about Canberra and the nature of the bush capital, with a little adventure. Choose from an electric bike tour around Lake Burley Griffin, or a sunset pedal kayak tour. Prices start at AUD$38 per person.
  2. Hot air balloon ride with Balloon Aloft: There’s no better way to fully appreciate Canberra’s charm than from the air with the multi award winning Balloon Aloft, Canberra’s original balloon ride operator. Equal parts exhilarating and relaxing, a hot air balloon ride is one of the best ways to see this remarkable planned city and its changing carpet of seasonal colours. Prices start at AUD$330 per person.
  3. Learn the secrets of Canberra with Canberra Secrets Personalised Tours: Canberra Secrets offer personalised tours that provide a true local perspective of what makes Canberra tick. Their experienced guides highlight the secrets and the quirky within — from national attractions through to the city’s thriving café culture and wonders of the bush capital. There’s even a kangaroo spotting tour. Explore the hidden secrets of the capital with the half-day Canberra Highlights tour, or contact them to create a private, personalised tour to suit. Prices start at AUD$189 per person.
  4. Explore the Canberra District Wine Region with Canberra Winery Tours:Roam the region’s cool climate wineries with the knowledgeable team at Canberra Winery Tours. You’ll be treated to a wine tour to remember – with comfort, extensive knowledge, great food and of course – wines you won’t forget. Choose from one of their pre-packaged tours, or contact them to have a tailored tour created for your needs. Prices start at AUD$180 per person.
  5. Discover Canberra’s delicious delights with Eat Canberra Food Tours:Discover some of the best eats and hidden gems in Canberra with the Eat Canberra team. Eat at 6 venues in 5 hours along the Lonsdale ‘Eat’ Street, or balance the scales with a walking food tour throughout the inner city suburbs. If sweet is your thing, then the Eat Canberra Sweet Tooth Tour will have you sorted. Prices start at AUD$80 per person.
  6. Experience Canberra’s natural surrounds with Mulga Bicycle Tours:Safe, serene and stress-free, Mulga Bicycle Tours offer fully supported small-group bicycle tours in and around Canberra – from day tours exploring the capital to multi-day overnight tours where you’ll enjoy delicious local produce, comfy beds and a focus on safety. Prices start at AUD$109 per person for a Capital Twilight Tour or AUD$1,450 for a 3-Day Floriade, Canberra and Nearby NSW tour (incl GST per person twin share).
  7. Experience the highlights of Canberra with Canberra Guided Tours: Allow the passionate team at Canberra Guided Tours show you the best of Canberra’s major attractions. Their team of experienced and professional guides, some multilingual, all with a love and passion for the city will unveil Canberra’s museums, government institutions, galleries, wineries and award winning attractions. Prices start at AUD$89 for a half-day experience.
  8. Go bush with Blue Skies Adventures Tours: Offering affordable tours including half and full day Canberra tours and overnight camping adventures, Blue Skies Adventure Tours offers great experiences for a wide range of visitors. Explore the nature and wildlife at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, or go bush with the Blue Waterholes tour. Prices start at AUD$78 per person.
  9. Discover where sporting champions are created at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS): Go behind the scenes on an award-winning 90 minute guided tour of Australia’s premier elite sports precinct, the AIS. Included in the tour is a visit to Sportex, one of Australia’s leading interactive sports exhibits, set amongst a first-class collection of sporting memorabilia. Try wheelchair basketball, virtual downhill skiing, rock climbing, football penalty shootouts and more. Prices start at AUD$20 per person.
  10. Go boating with Goboat Canberra! Experience Canberra from a sustainable, silent picnic boat on Lake Burley Griffin with Goboat Canberra. Rent a GoBoat for a special occasion, a quiet picnic, or an outing with a group of friends. Enjoy a unique adventure, exploring Canberra’s famous lake and all its waterside attractions from the comfort of your own Scandinavian-designed boat. Prices start at $95 per boat for 1 hour boat hire.
  11. Discover Canberra’s beer scene with Dave’s Brewery Tours: Canberra’s only specialist Craft Beer and Micro Brewery Tour Operator, Dave’s Brewery Tours takes you inside Canberra’s finest breweries where you can taste, touch, smell, hear and learn about every part of the beer making process. Covering the capital’s full beer scene, Dave’s team use their industry knowledge and relationships to give you more than the traditional cellar door experience. Prices start at AUD$120 per person.
  12. Soar to new heights in a helicopter over Canberra: For the ultimate luxe experience, Canberra Helicopters provide helicopter charter and scenic tours across Canberra. Take their ‘Lap of the Lake’ tour to see the iconic architecture of the Parliamentary Triangle and the beauty of the Lake, or take the ‘Pialligo Estate Experience’ for an afternoon or evening of flight, food and wine at one of Canberra’s most famous foodie destinations. Prices start at $300 for 2 people for the ‘Lap of the Lake’ tour.
  13. Taste the best of Canberra’s product with Local Spirit: You can taste and enjoy Canberra’s high quality products, meet the maker and see how it’s all produced with a Local Spirit tour. Take the ‘Ultimate Canberra Tour’ to experience some of Canberra’s best cafés, wineries, breweries, distilleries, smokehouses and restaurants. Prices start at AUD$85 per person for a Coffee Tour.
  14. Sniff out the truffles with The Truffle Farm Canberra: Rug up and join in on a truffle hunt during truffle season (June – September) at The Truffle Farm Canberra. Learn about the history of the truffle and watch truffle dogs in action, then learn how to harvest and handle the truffles before they make their delicious way to market. Finally, enjoy a truffle tasting. Yum! Prices start at AUD$60 per person.
  15. Zoom around Lake Burley Griffin with SegGlideRide: Strap on your helmet and get set for a tour-with-a-difference with SegGlideRide. These self-balancing personal transporters are east to master – simply lean forwards to go forward and lean backwards to stop. You’ll explore Canberra’s stunning foreshore and discover the famous landmarks and iconic buildings along the way. Prices start at AUD$28 per person for a 15 minute tour.
  16. Experience the ultimate family sleepover with ‘A Wild Night Out at Tidbinbilla’: Launching in September 2018, stay overnight at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve at the WildfestÒ Pop Up Wilderness Family Camp. Explore the vast nature reserve with ranger-guided activities like wildlife spotting, spotlighting, fireside talks and marshmallow roasting, and stay overnight in well fit-out tents surrounded by nature and wildlife. Adult and kids prices start from $195 per person per night and include food, accommodation and experiences.
  17. The ultimate Museum experience at the National Museum of Australia:Treat yourself to the ultimate experience at the National Museum of Australiawith a one hour highlights tour of the Museum with a dedicated Visitors Services Host, a main course meal and a glass of wine at the stunning waterfront Museum Café and a $20 shopping voucher at the Museum Shop. AUD$60 per person.

For further information on the best way to experience Canberra in a tour, please the Tours page at visitcanberra.com.au

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