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
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 Thursdays
FREE Pool Competition
Grab your balls, we're playing pool!
7:00 pm Mondays
FREE things to do in Canberra
Visit National Museum of Australia and learn about Australia's social history, exploring the key issues, people and events that have shaped this country.
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.
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.
Attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial and listen to the stories about Australian soldiers.
Be inspired by a large collection of Australian aboriginal art works at the National Art Gallery.
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.
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.