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Partial view of the parliament house in Canberra

VroomVroomVroom can help you find a cheap car rental in Canberra. We compare rental cars from major brands including Hertz, Budget, Avis, Thrifty, Europcar and Enterprise. Just filter the result by price to easily find the cheapest car hire.

Canberra is Australia's capital city, located on Lake Burley Griffin. There are many tourist attractions in Canberra including the city's famous museums and the majestic Parliament House. One of the most popular tourist spots in Canberra is the Brindabella Ranges, which act as a beautiful backdrop to the city. The best way to see Canberra's tourist attractions is with a hire car. It gives you the freedom from travelling from one place to another.

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Best time to visit Canberra

There is always something going on at Canberra, so there is no bad time to visit. Expect colder temperatures if you visit through winter, with daily averages of 12 degrees. Frosts are common of a morning during this time. If you are planning on outdoor activities consider visiting in summer when the weather is warmer.

Canberra is busy in early January for the annual Summernats, an event for motor enthusiasts. Many Australians visit the city in April for ANZAC Day, with the War Memorial hosting a number of events. In September the colours come out in Canberra for Floriade, a popular floral display attracting visitors from around the country.

Driving tips in Canberra

Before heading out in your car hire, check here for live traffic updates and avoid any congestion. There are no toll roads in the city, and parking is plentiful. Be aware of parking signs to avoid getting a ticket.

If you are travelling to other Australian destinations make sure you prepare for longer driving distances. It is just over three hours to Sydney, and more than six hours to reach Melbourne. If you are travelling long distances it is a good idea to check the weather forecast so you can prepare for the conditions. Click here for more driving tips in Australia.

Visit some of the Canberra's main attractions anytime you want

VroomVroomVroom is not only a wealth of knowledge about good value hire cars, we like to offer our customers our wealth of knowledge about Canberra. We give you the Canberra top attractions to make your holiday the biggest and best holiday ever! We have chosen some of the top things you can do and places where you can stay, check out our guide below for things to in Canberra.

Attractions | Accommodation | Restaurants & Bars


Attractions

The National Dinosaur Museum

Address: Corner of Gold Creek Road and Barton Highway, Nicholls, ACT

national dinosaur museum

The National Dinosaur Museum houses the largest display of dinosaur and fossil materials in the country. The museum showcases life-like animatronic dinosaur models, as well as complete skeletons and fossils dating from the Triassic to the Cretaceous periods. The newest exhibit features a massive Stegodon, a relative of the woolly mammoth, and illuminates life after the dinosaurs. Visitors can navigate through hundreds of millions of years of the planet's past with the help of enthusiastic tour guides. Attracting over 100,000 visitors annually, the museum also hosts private parties and dinosaur-themed sleepovers during school holiday periods.

Rocky Trail Mountain Bike Races at Stromlo Forest Park


​Rocky Trail Entertainment organizes several mountain bike events in Canberra every year, ranging from cross-country endurance racing to downhill, and even the new gravity enduro format. They run these events at Stromlo Forest Park, one of Australia's most popular mountain bike parks with over 60km of single trails.

Visitors can participate in Rocky Trail's endurance races. Or, watch the annual Downhill state series event that's all about big jumps. It includes the most technical downhill trails Stromlo has to offer. The park's facilities offer undercover picnic spots, a kids' playground and best of all -- a hot shower where visitors can freshen up after their ride.

Questacon - National Science and Technology Centre

Address: King Edward Terrace, Canberra ACT

questacon

Any visitors to Canberra travelling with kids should put Questacon in their itinerary. Questacon has made science a very fun learning experience with its seven themed galleries, filled with over 200 hands-on exhibits. Kids can free fall down a six-metre slide, experience an earthquake and star in a Spectacular Science Show. Probably Questacon's most photographed and most interesting exhibit is the Rototron, a walk-thru tunnel with LED lights that will make you feel like the tunnel is spinning. There is so much to see and discover at the centre. There's only so much that can be written about it, but it's fairly certain that your kids will beg you to come back to Questacon.


Accommodation

Forrest Hotel and Apartments

forrest hotel

This family owned and operated hotel offers a choice of 76 hotel rooms and 40 serviced apartments. What makes Forrest Hotel and Apartments great, aside from the welcoming atmosphere, is its ideal location.

The hotel is situated in the green suburb of Forrest and is just minutes away from the city's central business area and most popular tourist destinations. Guests can unwind and dine at the hotel's own Sherwoods Restaurant overlooking leafy parklands.


East Hotel

Address: 69 Canberra Avenue, Canberra

east hotel

If you're looking for the finest accommodation, East Hotel is the perfect place for you. This hotel has received another Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor and is ranked number 1 among 52 other hotels in Canberra. The 4-star hotel is situated in the heart of the central business district and is just walking distance from tourist spots and posh restaurants in Manuka. East Hotel offers 140 spotlessly clean rooms with its own gourmet kitchen, wireless internet, and high-end appliances. Guests with kids can avail the Kids Studios complete with bunk beds, bean bags, toys, and an Xbox with the latest games.



Restaurants & Bars

Indian Affair

Address: 11 Akuna St, Canberra City

Boasting Canberra's best butter chicken, Indian Affair in the City is a family owned business. This restaurant serves only the very best quality of authentic North Indian Cuisine.

Digress Cocktail Bar

Address: Downstairs, 11 Akuna St, Canberra City

With boutique beers on tap and an extensive cocktail list, they have something to excite every palate. Located downstairs on Akuna Street Digress Cocktail Bar has become one of Canberra's premier entertainment venues. With entertainment every night of the week together with a $10 curry and rice special you are bound to find something you love!

Les Bistronomes

Address: 26 Elouera St, Braddon ACT

Experience a little Paris in Canberra. Try the $ 17-weekday lunch special, or treat yourself to their Saturday lunch special, $50 for a 5-course degustation experience. The restaurant focuses on fresh and seasonal produce.


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