Discover a selection of 146 holiday home rentals in Canberra that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Stayz holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and internet/WiFi. Prices start at AU$ 114 per night, and flats & apartments and holiday houses are popular options for a stay in Canberra. Either way, you'll find holiday accommodation for everyone's needs.
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Culture and nature near Canberra holiday homes to rent

A place where everything is on purpose? Yes, that's Australia's carefully selected and planned capital city, Canberra. With a focus on merging nature and green space into urban areas, it's centered around the man-made Lake Burley Griffin, a sprawling body of water with many activities for you and your mates to enjoy. The lake divides Canberra into north and south areas, the north being the commerce and shopping neighbourhood, and the south housing government buildings. Whether your inner traveller is a city slicker or a bush wanderer, you'll find your grail when you book Canberra vacation rentals.

History

Historic sites near Canberra holiday rentals

Canberra is filled with unique historic sites to explore during your trip. Holiday homes are available near fascinating places like the Australian War Memorial, a shrine and museum built as a visual focus for military sacrifice, and Old Parliament House, the former seat of Federal Parliament that’s now home to the Museum of Australian Democracy. You’ll also like the National Library of Australia, a public library with a reading room, treasures gallery, rotating exhibitions and a bookshop.

Things to do

Attractions near Canberra holiday rentals

Head to the top of Telstra Tower, where the 360-degree views of Canberra and the surrounding lands will have you scrambling for your camera. Canberra's National Arboretum is a sweet space for all ages, with contemporary cafes and ultra-creative play spaces and treehouses. On Sundays, visit the Old Bus Depot Markets for a sampling of local delights in the form of arts, crafts and mouth-watering food. Brush up on Australian history and culture with a visit to the striking National Museum of Australia, and the National Gallery of Australia, the latter of which has a notable collection of aboriginal art.

Activities

Things to do near Canberra holiday rentals

For outdoor activity right in the city, Lake Burley Griffin is the happenin' spot. This enormous and versatile lake offers boat rentals, dinner cruises, picnics, and good ol' fashioned exercise in the form of biking, swimming and walking. Commonwealth Park on the lakeshore is also the location of Australia's largest flower festival, Floriade, every spring. So if you're here at that time, it makes 'scents' to go to this gorgeous festival. Just a few clicks outside of most Canberra vacation rentals, there are many nature reserves that highlight the lovely hinterland, so rent a ute and explore the bush.

Weather

Climate for your stay in Canberra holiday homes

Canberra's climate is dry, and when it does rain or storm, it'll usually be in spring or early summer. You'll want thongs and sunscreen for hot January that has highs in the upper 20s. Springtime is a visual treat, with blossoming flowers painting the city with colour. Fall is another season of vibrant colour: Canberra's trees explode with deep reds and bright yellows. In the winter, you'll see temps cold enough for frost and, very rarely, a light dusting of snow. And no matter what the season, the crisp air and clear blue skies are a perfect backdrop for Canberra vacation rentals.

Natural highlights

Forget the grid; circle-style cities are the best

The picture-perfect centre of Canberra overlooks Lake Burley Griffin and extends from there in a wheel-and-spoke style, rather than the standard ol' grid you often see in cities. The lake splits the city into north and south regions that are oh-so-scenic, especially with various peaks rising in the distance, such as Mount Ainslie, Black Mountain and the Brindabella Range. There are about a million tours you can take to explore the hinterland nature. Fish on a river or lake, birdwatch in the wetlands, or search for marsupials in a bush walkabout.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Canberra

Fly into Canberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.), the closest airport, located 4 mi (6.4 km) from the city centre.

Family friendly

Family-friendly activities near Canberra holiday homes

Kids will find endless enjoyment with the attractions in Canberra. Holiday rentals are available near family-friendly locations like the National Dinosaur Museum, a vast museum with skeletons, fossils, models and a garden dedicated to dinosaurs, and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, a large park with diverse flora and fauna. Kids will also like the National Zoo & Aquarium, a large zoo with exotic and native animal encounters, picnic areas and zookeeper talks.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Canberra?

Our 2021 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 146 holiday rentals around Canberra. From 84 flats & apartments to 52 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Canberra is on Stayz.

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