Take a day trip from Sydney to Canberra, the capital of Australia, to explore the city's attractions and architecture. Accompanied by a guide, learn about the futuristic planning that makes Canberra one of the world's most modern cities, and visit Parliament House and the Australian War Memorial. Plus enjoy free time to check out the National Museum of Australia.
Your day trip starts with departure from a designated location in central Sydney, heading out of the city, over the mountains, and into the Australian bush and sheep country on your way to Canberra.
Canberra is unlike any other capital city in the world, and you have to visit yourself to truly understand why. World-class attractions, interesting architecture, and futuristic planning all play their part in making Canberra one of the most modern and progressive cities in history. When you arrive, your first stop is Parliament House, where you can feel the might and privilege of Australian democracy as your guide takes you through this architectural masterpiece, from the inner halls of power to the roof.
Head to the Australian War Memorial for time to reflect and ponder the legends of Gallipoli, ANZAC, and the sacrifices and losses suffered by Australians in wars fought around the world, and then continue to Mt. Ainslie to take in the 360-degree view over Canberra and the surrounding mountain ranges. Watch for wild kangaroos along the way. You'll also visit Yarralumla for a look at many national embassies, each one unique and designed to reflect aspects of the country's culture.
After this, you have nearly two hours of free time to check out the National Museum of Australia, controversial and popular, you can explore an interactive mix of exhibits and displays highlighting Australia's diverse history and culture.
Your day trip ends with the drive back to Sydney.