Region: Australian Capital Territory    Area: Australian Capital Territory    State: Australian Capital Territory
Canberra is Australia’s National Capital and is located in the Australian Capital Territory, surrounded by New South Wales (NSW). The city is 150km inland and 571 metres above the Pacific Ocean, 281km from Sydney and 660km from Melbourne and is home to around 380,000 people.
Located on the ancient lands of the Indigenous Ngunnawal people, Canberra’s name is thought to mean ‘meeting place’, derived from the Aboriginal word Kamberra.
Canberra’s four distinctive seasons bring their own beauty and charm, making Canberra a rare treat among Australian cities providing a kaleidoscope of colour throughout the year. Canberra is the only major city where you can easily see snow in winter! Each season brings a new delight.
Canberra is a modern city, set within extensive parks and gardens and enjoys four distinct seasons.
Your nation’s capital is the home of the Australian story. Discover the national attractions which house our shared history, culture, flora, art, knowledge, law and identity with regular displays, tours and exhibitions.
Our climate and geography nourishes excellent food and wine which you can enjoy in our stylish restaurants, cafes, bars and shops.
An extensive network of parks and reserves with walking trails and cycle ways offer wonderful recreation, exploration and rejuvenation opportunities.
With a bustling calendar of events, festivals, exhibitions and tours, Canberra is full of unexpected delights awaiting you. (source: www.visitcanberra.com.au)
Alphabetical list of places to camp in or near Canberra
- Cotter Campground – Cotter Road, Coree, ACT, 2611
- Exhibition Park Canberra (EPIC) – Corner of Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell, ACT, 2911
- Woods Reserve Recreation Area – Corin Road, Paddys River, ACT, 2620