Canberra Day Trip from Sydney

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Canberra Day Trip from Sydney
from £107.76
Explore beautiful Canberra, Australia’s capital city, on a full-day trip from Sydney. Visit famous sights including the Australian War Memorial, Parliament House, National Museum and the Lodge, home to the Prime Minister. Enjoy guided tours of key sights along with plenty of stops for photo ops in one of the few planned cities in the world, designed by visionary architects. Check out the charming town of Sutton Forest and get spectacular views from Mt Ainslie as you approach the city.
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In Brief

Sydney, Australia
13 hours

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent Acton Peninsula, Canberra 2601 Australia

Guided Tour

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Australian Parliament House, The Parliamentary Triangle, Canberra 2600 Australia

Guided Tour

Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes

Stop At: Australian War Memorial, Treloar Crescent Campbell, Canberra 2612 Australia

Guided Tour and opportunity to buy lunch at Cafe

Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes

Pass By: High Court of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra 2600 Australia

High Court of Australia

Pass By: National Carillon, Kings Park Aspen Island, Canberra 2600 Australia

National Carillon

Stop At: Mount Ainslie Lookout, Mount Ainslie Drive, Canberra 2602 Australia


Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: ANZAC Parade Walk, Anzac Park West, Canberra 2612 Australia

ANZAC Parade Walk

Stop At: Goulburn Visitor Information Centre, 201 Sloane St, Goulburn, New South Wales 2580 Australia

Stop at the bakery for dinner (own expense)

Duration: 45 minutes


  • Professional Driver/Guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Selected hotel pickup and drop-off
  • WiFi on board
  • Restroom on board
  • Guided tours of Australian War Memorial, Parliament House and National Museum of Australia
  • Entry/Admission - National Museum of Australia
  • Entry/Admission - Australian Parliament House
  • Entry/Admission - Australian War Memorial


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup from Sheraton on the Park Sydney- Castlereagh St

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note that no bags or backpacks allowed in the War Memorial
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

I enjoyed seeing the war memorial, national museum, and parliamentary building. The tour guide John was excellent.
• Submitted 13 Jan 2020
This is a long trip but really worth it. We had an excellent driver which made the trip even more interesting - thanks Vince. The War Memorial is fascinating and the museum interesting, although I was a little disappointed as it has a lot of work going on and you could not see all the exhibits. Proud to visit our Parliament House. Overall an excellent tour.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
This kind of long trip can be grueling, but it was well timed, everyone stayed punctual and our driver, Peter, was witty, informative and entertaining (as well as a smooth driver). The use of individual additional guides at the sites in Canberra was excellent (kudos to Kirsten). Very interesting and informative adventure.
• Submitted 31 Dec 2018
We had a great trip to Canberra with the best guide of our whole extensive trip. Tony was so knowledgeable and entertaining. He kept us on schedule which was packed full of interesting sights. The ride to and from Canberra was great with pretty scenery and one of our only chances to spot kangaroos in the wild, especially on the return trip at dusk. Canberra was a beautiful city and he gave great commentary and even took us around to all the embassies. There were separate guides for the war memorial, parliament and art museum. This was a full day of sightseeing and we loved every minute of it. Even spotted some exotic birds on Mount Ainsley. Tony was the best!!
• Submitted 01 Apr 2018
Great tour and super simple logistically! Very informative.
• Submitted 14 Mar 2018
This is a really nice tour to get a great overview of Canberra in just one day. The War Museum is amazing and I wish we'd had more time there, but we saw all the highlights and got a lot of information on the Australian government. Great experience.
• Submitted 15 Feb 2018
One day is not enough! We covered quite a lot of Canberra in this trip.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2017
The Canberra day trip was phenomenal. Danny was the tour guide for the day, and he was informative and personable. It was well organized and educational. On this tour, individuals have the opportunity to visit the Australian War Memorial, the Museum of Art, and Capitol Hill. It was a great experience and truly an awesome time! I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 22 Aug 2017
Our tour guide was great! We had a long trip to make from Sydney to Canberra and he talked almost the whole way, filling us travelers in on the history and facts of not just Sydney and Canberra, but of all the little towns we drove though. This tour was a great way to get to see the highlights of Canberra. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone!
• Submitted 01 Aug 2017
this was a very rewarding experience especially the war museum i spent almost 2 hours there if was so wonderful went to the capital which was also a very nice tour would do it again in a heart beat
• Submitted 23 May 2017
The guide was very knowlegble and the city is beautiful and the war memorial was very emotional.
• Submitted 14 May 2017
This was a great tour if you are interested in the government and history of Australia. It was a long drive but the driver gave us lots of information about what we would be seeing. The War Memorial is very serene and the museum has a lot of good exhibits. Over to the Art Museum with a quick tour. The Aboriginal display is vet noteworthy. Last stop was Parliament. Again the local guides were fabulous and very knowledgeable. Long day but I really enjoyed it.
• Submitted 19 Apr 2017
An excellent day out - but a long one. I had never been to Canberra before and I loved the War Memorial and the National Gallery and Parliament was interesting. Not long enough at any of them difficult to fit in to one day but a very good flavour. It has encouraged me to want to go back for a couple of days next time. Great stop at the bakery at Berrima on the way down and at the pie shop in Gouldburn on the way back.
• Submitted 07 Feb 2017
Very impressive sights in Canberra, War Memorial is amazing. Relaxing easy way to see the city which is impressive.
• Submitted 03 Jan 2017
We enjoyed the trip very much. The guide was terrific.
• Submitted 24 Sep 2016
A very good day trip very well organised trip great driver and coach would use Viator again.
• Submitted 29 Jun 2016
Tour of Canberra was excellent. It was a great way to see the capital city.
• Submitted 20 Jun 2016
Long bus ride there, company did a nice job when there. Its a very long day . I would recommend taking a helicopter there in the future.
• Submitted 27 Apr 2016
What a great trip! Our tour guide, John, was wonderful. As a veteran, the visit to the War Museum was very moving and the tour of Parliament was educational. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 17 Apr 2016
This was a great long day excursion and is really a whistle-stop tour introducing the highlights. Canberra was beautiful and just as we imagined. The ANZAC war memorial was fantastic - we really needed a week to view it properly. We also enjoyed the visit to the National Art Gallery but again the visit was brief. The driver/ guide was knowledgeable and informative and organised our tour stops well. The specialist guides at the Memorial, National gallery and Parliment were equally knowledgeable which added a different dimension to their venues.
• Submitted 12 Apr 2016
A great journey with excellent guide
• Submitted 16 Apr 2016
Enjoyed seeing Canberra and all it had to offer. Kirsten was a very knowledgeable and enjoyable guide Nice tea and supper stops. Robbie was a great guide and driver.
• Submitted 03 Mar 2016
Was a great day. Coach driver was very knowledgeable on the drive to Canberra and guide at the war memorial / parliament was very good.
• Submitted 01 Mar 2016
Traveling thru the country side to Canberra was breath taking. Once there the visits to the war memorial, Parliament House were interesting. Especially note worthy was seeing the Aboriginal art on display in the museum
• Submitted 14 Feb 2016

In Brief

Sydney, Australia
13 hours

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

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