Best Day Trips from Canberra

Best Day Trips from Canberra

Best Day Trips from Canberra

In the middle of Victoria and New South Wales, lies the capital of Australia- Canberra. The city depicts all the past stories of Australia, with new avenues of future found here too. Wines, food, national attractions, events, weather- all are the best a city can serve, as you take a trip to Canberra. So, as you explore the things to see in Canberra, why not take your travel bag out and go for some amazing day trips outside the city too! Some of the best day trips from Canberra are:

1. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

The outskirts of the Namadgi national park are a protected area known as Tidbinbilla National Reserve. The reserve is home to a huge variety of animals like kangaroo, wallabies, koalas, Platypi and abundant birdlife like the wild emu. Also, there are several trails to walk on like aboriginal heritage walk, uphill hikes, koala path and many more, which gives you some remarkable view from the top. Further up, explore the Namadgi National park, the home to the Ngunnawal people. The reserve is 1 hour away from Canberra city center and the only direct route is via taxi or drive.

2. Tablelands

Apart from enjoying nature, Canberra offers the charm of rural towns which lie just beyond its doorsteps. Yass valley offers a real country side experience with its awarded restaurants. Gourmet hub, Gundaroo; cool climate wines of Murrumbateman; the explorer's home, Cooma Cottage, and an underground wonderland of Wee Jasper, there’s so much to unravel! On offering a rich experience, Hilltops compete with other regions of tablelands equally. The place is renowned for its glorious past, colorful countryside, annually hosted national cherry festival, fine tasted wines, and local farm produced delicacies. With Crookwell town at the center, Upper Lachlan region makes a perfect stop with its vast 400 years old Wombeyan Caves; and alpaca farms like Alpaca Products Australia. The stop to Queanbeyan-Palerang region isn't remarkable without stopping at scenic towns like Braidwood and Bungendore. Australia's first inland town lies in Goulburn region with other attractions like Wakefield park, the motorsport venue; and adrenalin skydive sport at the top. You can easily get into Yass valley, hilltops, upper Lachlan and Queanbeyan region via Taxi or bus or drive of 45 minutes, 1 hour, 1.5 hours and 15 minutes respectively. While to reach Goulburn, you can hire a taxi, take a bus or a train from Canberra and reach the destination in a minimum 1-hour time.

3. Snowy Mountains

The city of Canberra provides you with the best skis’ resorts in and around the cities including Snowy Mountains. The adventure of wild alpines, river, glacial lakes and snow makes these resorts the best day trip from Canberra. The charms of these resorts glow all year round and they have great horse-riding treks in summer and skiing facilities in winter. You can go for bushwalking on Mount Kosciuszko to greet the wildflower and nature of the great alpines. To reach the snowy mountains, hire a taxi or drive a motorcycle, or take the bus service from Canberra for this 2.5 hour trip.

4. Sapphire coast

Seaside towns, towering-green Mountains, sapphire water, pristine-golden beach, and secretive national parks are all wonders of the south coast of New South Wales. The best attractions of the place are- Batemans bay, the untouched prestige of sapphire coast. Explore the Shoalhaven coast, surf in Mollymook, and try hands on tree adventure in Nowra Park. Sapphire coast is reached in 2 hours from a taxi or a drive, while buses can take 1 hour longer for the same route.

5. Wine region

The top-notch wines are not only Canberra's specialty but also the mark of wineries in the outskirts of Canberra. There are around 30 wineries in the region which primarily focus on the variety of grapes like Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Merlot, Riesling, Chardonnay, Tempranillo, and Shiraz. To get your hands on some good wine, go touring at Lerida Estate, as their Pinot Noir Rose has a savoring taste. Cloankilla vineyard is home to red drinkers, while Pialligo Estate gives you fresh fruit orchards to walk and smoked meat to try. The wineries are 35 minutes away from Canberra. You can either hire a taxi or rent a car for self-drive.

From the great heights of alpines to the low point of the sapphire coast, Canberra has it all within its reach! So, get down to Canberra and travel to some wonderful places to checklist your Australian to-do list!
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