Canberra Overnight Tour from Sydney

On this 2 day weekend city escape to our nation’s capital you will discover the journey of Australia and reflect on where the country is headed. World class attractions, amazing architecture and futuristic planning all play their part in making Canberra one of the world's most modern and progressive cities. 

Day 1:

Departing Sydney you will head south through the NSW Southern Highlands passing by typical Australian country towns that are small in size but big in character!

Upon arrival in Canberra, the first stop of the day will be Parliament House for a guided tour. Not only is this where you can see Australia’s democracy in action but the building itself is an architectural masterpiece filled with historical treasures and stunning contemporary art.

After your lunch break (own expense) you'll spend two hours perusing the National Museum of Australia at your leisure. This modern museum is well-known for controversial expositions regarding key issues of Australia's social history, people and events.

Then you will re-join the group to visit of the Australian War Memorial where you will learn about the legends of Gallipoli, the ANZACs and sacrifices and losses suffered by Australians in past wars fought around the world.

The last stop on the guided tour is a drive through Yarralumla to admire the many national embassies each uniquely designed to reflect aspects of their country's culture. 

At the end of the day you will be dropped at the Canberra City YHA, located in the heart of the city with restaurants, bars, cafes and shops only minutes' walk away. Check in and relax, then head out into the night!

Day 2:

The morning is yours to spend how you like! Hire a bike from reception to explore the city and surrounds, visit the Old Bus Depot Market and try out all the delicious samples, check out million dollar artworks in the National Gallery of Australia, hike up Mt Ainslie and enjoy the view of the city below or enjoy the great food scene!

Transport back to Sydney departs at 2:30pm and you will be back by approximately 6pm.

Short on time? Take the 1 day guided tour option and return to Sydney at 9pm Saturday night


  • 1 day guided tour of Canberra
  • 1 night multishare accommodation at Canberra City YHA
  • 1 breakfast
  • Return coach transfer to Sydney
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Tours Depart

Departs Day Departure time Returns
Sydney Saturday 7:30am Sunday 6pm
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From 31/03/2018 until 31/03/2020
Options Nights Price (AUD) Select
Adult 1 $220
Day tour only 0 $139
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Due to the several components that make up this tour package, the tour is non-refundable.

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  • A minimum cancellation fee of $25 per booking will apply to all cancellations. This fee excludes tour operator fees which will vary at the discretion of the supplier/s involved.
  • Cancellations within 48 hours of the tour, activity, accommodation, transport item commencing will incur a 100% cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued.
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  • Booking changes and amendments must be made 5 business days prior to the confirmed date of commencement for the tour, activity, accommodation, or transport item.
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  • Each change/ amendment after confirmation will incur a minimum fee of $25 per person, per change/ amendment. This fee is in addition to any fees imposed by the tour operator which will vary in line with the cancellation and change terms and conditions of the tour operator involved.

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This YHA Travel and Tours product is not restricted to YHA members and guests. You do not need to be a member or guest of YHA to purchase this product.

  • If there is accommodation included in this YHA Travel and Tours product and you are not already a member of YHA Australia, membership will be included as part as your first night’s stay
  • If you are an Australian resident, your membership is valid for 2 years from the month that you stay at your first YHA hostel in Australia. Your membership will renew automatically, unless you have not stayed in a YHA hostel in the past 24 months and have unsubscribed from all electronic communications.
  • If you are not an Australian resident, your membership is valid for 2 years from the month that you stay at your first YHA hostel in Australia.

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Last updated 9th January 2020

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