Garden City Hotel is in a fantastic location, within five minutes drive of Canberra's top tourist attractions. Whether you like your attractions fast and furious, or relaxed and contemplative, Canberra has it all!
Within five minutes drive
Parliament House www.aph.gov.au
Explore our national house of political power; take a guided tour or meander around the sprawling building at your leisure. Keep your eyes peeled for a famous face!
Museum of Australian Democracy www.moadoph.gov.au
Australia's political heritage is a fascinating story. See the building that has hosted some of our most turbulent national events.
National Gallery of Australia www.nga.gov.au
The NGA is home to a vast array of national and international art, spanning a variety of formats. See some of the world's most famous artworks. Check for special exhibitions - the NGA has a sensational program of limited-time attractions
National Portrait Gallery www.npg.gov.au
The Portrait Gallery is the newest addition to the southern shores of Lake Burley Griffin and wonderfully complements the adjacent National Gallery. You will recognise many of the portraits of some very famous figures.
National Library of Australia www.nla.gov.au
It is famous as a library, however it is also home to the Treasures Gallery; an inspiring collection of ephemera, oral histories, rare books, handwritten manuscripts, oil paintings, photographs and maps.
National Archives of Australia www.naa.gov.au
Delve into our national history with an intriguing collection of items. Take a little time to research your own family.
Within ten minutes drive
Australian War Memorial www.aph.gov.au
Often regarded as Australia's premier historical attraction, and one of the finest military museums in the world, the Australian War Memorial is a must-see for visitors to Canberra.
Royal Australian Mint www.ramint.gov.au
Visit the observation deck at the Royal Australian Mint and see how money is made! With some fascinating historical items in its collection, and the opportunity to see the factory floor in action, the Royal Australian Mint is a great place to visit in Canberra!
A little further afield
National Zoo & Aquarium www.nationalzoo.com.au
The National Zoo and Aquarium is a sprawling extravaganza, adjacent to the famous Scrivener Dam. See both Australian native and exotic animals is a relaxing, enjoyable environment.