Insight Australia



Discover the home of the Australian Story in Canberra, where national attractions and hidden gems deliver an array of unexpected delights. The city’s national museums and attractions hold and share the treasures of our nation. See our country and people through the eyes of our artists, and experience Australian character through sound and film, books and exhibitions.

Celebrate Australia’s proud sporting achievements, delve into our political history, Indigenous culture and reflect on our young nation’s experience on the international stage.
  • Parliament House
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Australian War Memorial
  • National Gallery of Australia
  • National Zoo and Aquarium
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Visit Parliament House with its magnificently chic interior design and colour
  • Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Go to one of the lookouts to get a great perspective on the thoughtful and detailed layout of Canberra
  • Pay your respects at the Australian War Memorial
  • Visit the new Arboretum
  • Spend some time strolling through the world class national art and portrait galleries
  • Don’t forget music and shows. The ACT and all the major Australian cities have so much to offer musically including highly rated symphony orchestras, some directed by world renowned conductors.
Hidden Gems
  • The surrounding region offers more than 30 wineries, historic townships, quiet coastlines, the lush southern highlands and the alpine roof of Australia.
  • Immerse yourself in the true nature of the native bushland that cradles our city and reveals unexpected delights among the leafy surrounds including stylish restaurants, hip bars, boutique shopping, fun for the kids, great outdoor fun and a busy calendar of events and festivals.


There’s so much more to Sydney than ‘just’ the city centre, Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The city is made up of several inner city ‘villages’, each with their own personality (arty, foody, trendy, bohemian or exclusive) and Sydney is fringed by dozens of golden beaches and surrounded by pristine national parks on three sides. So, don’t forget to allow time to enjoy bushwalking on scenic coastal tracks and swim, surf or people watch at the city’s beautiful bays and beaches.