Canberra City YHA

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Things to do in Canberra City YHA

Canberra City YHA is the perfect base to explore Australia's capital and its many free attractions. Visit the National Museum of Australia, Australian War Memorial, Parliament House, and Questacon. Walk or picnic beside Lake Burley Griffin, and enjoy views from Telstra Tower or Mount Ainslie. Canberra plays host to plenty of festivals during the year, including Floriade, Multicultural Festival, Balloon Fiesta, and International Film Festival.

At the hostel

FREE Transit Bar Karaoke Night

YHA meets at the outside tables at 7PM for cheap pizza and drinks, before going to Karaoke at about 8:30. $5 Basics or $10 Beer and Pizza!

7:00 pm Tuesday
Transit Bar (Under the hostel)

Bikes for half-price! $10

Jump on a bike and explore Canberra at your own pace. 

Hire from reception

FREE Movie on the Roof

BYO Blankie and beers, we're havin' a movie night! 

Sunset on Wednesdays
The rooftop!

FREE Pool Competition

Grab your balls, we're playing pool! YHA meets at the outside tables at 7PM for cheap pizza and drinks, before going to Karaoke at about 8:30. $5 Basics or $10 Beer and Pizza!

7:00 pm Wednesdays
Transit Bar

FREE Trivia Night

Finally a time to let yours-worth of useless information shine!

Every Wednesday
Transit Bar (Under the hostel)

FREE Pancake Sundays

Head to the kitchen on Sunday at 8am for FREE Pancakes! Boom.

8am Sundays
The Kitchen

Tours & activities related to this hostel

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Canberra Overnight Tour from Sydney

Discover Australia's capital city on this weekend city escape jam packed with Australian culture, history, world class museums and galleries galore

FREE things to do in Canberra

  1. Visit National Museum of Australia and learn about Australia's social history, exploring the key issues, people and events that have shaped this country.
  2. Hike up Mt. Anslie (30 min from War Memorial) to see what a planned city looks like from above. You can spot the kangaroos at sunset and sunrise as well.
  3. Take a tour at the Australian Parliament House and observe democracy in action. Free tours run about 5 times a day, don’t forget to visit the roof top before you leave.
  4. Attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial and listen to the stories about Australian soldiers.
  5. Be inspired by a large collection of Australian aboriginal art works at the National Art Gallery.
  6. Visit the Old Bus Depot Market on Sunday and taste all the free sample that is available. If you are lucky, that could be your lunch.
  7. Catch the free Cultural Loop shuttle that will take you to some of Canberra’s most loved cultural attractions and places of interest. The closest bus stop is just around the corner from the hostel outside Canberra Museum and Gallery.

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