CanberraAustralian Capital Territory, Australia
Australia’s political foundation is bursting with well-known museums and galleries, but Canberra also stands apart in its natural beauty. Satisfy adventurous spirits by exploring the stunning national parks that surround the city, before absorbing the profound cultural icons the city has to offer.
Canberra is less than two hours flying from eastern Australian cities like Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne with daily domestic flights available to and from Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth and multiple daily flights to and from Sydney and Melbourne. Alternatively, take the scenic route and drive the three hours from Sydney, or opt to take some small detours to stop at quaint towns along the way.
Sleep beside a lions’ den or in a treehouse neighbouring some friendly giraffes at Jamala Wildlife Lodge. Located within the grounds of the National Zoo and Aquarium, Jamala boasts five-star accommodation complete with interactive animal experiences.
Take part in a bespoke guided safari of the National Zoo and Aquarium, where your group will have personal encounters with the animals and learn more about their conservation programs. In the evening, a bus will pick up guests from their rooms for the Rainforest Cave, where they will be treated to an African-influenced dinner in the vicinity of more animals.