COVID-19: Safe stay measures are being taken at all of our hostels and YHAs are following all relevant State based travel restrictions.
See our Covid page for full details.

Canberra gets Enlightened

The first leaf fall of the season brings with it a few luminous weeks – Enlighten Canberra transforms the capital into a nocturnal playground this March.

Canberra Night Noodle Market Must Credit Martin Ollman for VisitCanberra
Martin Ollman for VisitCanberra

Architectural projections which transform the Parliamentary Triangle, circus fire shows, gigs coming out your ears, night noodle markets, and more interactive activations than you could possibly hope to play with – Canberra turns into a waking dream land from 28 February - 15 March.

Illuminations, baby

Enlighten Canberra 2020 Credit Hcreations Photography for VisitCanberra
Credit Hcreations Photography for VisitCanberra

From 28 February - 15 March, site-specific designs will be projected across six iconic buildings:

  • Australian Parliament House
  • Old Parliament House
  • National Library of Australia
  • Questacon
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • National Gallery of Australia

Lights! Canberra! Action!

Canberra Outdoor Film Festival Credit Developing Agents for VisitCanberraDeveloping Agents for VisitCanberra

6 March 2020 | Films from 8pm | Free

Returning for its 16th year, the Lights! Canberra! Action! short film festival introduces burgeoning local film makers to a captive audience.

BYO blankie and popcorn and prepare to be dazzled by a suite of short films, each produced in merely ten days and featuring ten special items. This baby is unique to the Enlighten festival and represents a new wave of storytelling – and a v. lovely way to spend an evening!

What else?

There will be a banging line up of people to see and things to do – not forgetting the wine and food situations, as well! Be still, our beating hearts. The powers that be are still sorting the official schedule, but keep an eye on their website to organise your light lookin' extravaganza. 

Rest your bones, and have luminous dreams

Canberra City YHA

The award-winning Canberra City YHA lies at the centre of this twinkly town, and is so excited to have you stay with them! Multishare for the extroverts, privates for the introverts, seperate family and groups rooms... and a sauna/spa and rooftop movies for all to enjoy - this is the one for you!

    Canberra City YHA
    From $35.5 per night
    Canberra City YHA
    Whether you're travelling solo or with family there are plenty of attractions to keep you busy in Canberra. Located just 5 minutes from the interstate bus terminal.
badge image


YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We acknowledge and pay our respects to Elders past, present, emerging and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community.