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Top Experiences For Visitors Travelling on Cheap Flights to Canberra
Food and shopping
Once your flights to Canberra have landed, make your way to the Braddon Precinct. It's where you'll find the heart of Canberra's foodie scene, with a wide variety of cafes, bakeries, restaurants and bars. Another spot not to miss is NewActon. It's a precinct that is known for art galleries and original design. There are also a few restaurants you should check out such as Monster Kitchen and Bar and the Močan & Green Grout.
Gold Creek Village
If you are buying return flights to Canberra with the whole family, you should carve out time in your itinerary to explore the Gold Creek Village. It's full of attractions that are fun for travellers of all ages, such as the National Dinosaur Museum and the Cockington Green Gardens.
Go wine tasting
Canberra is a haven for oenophiles. The city is home to more than 140 vineyards that are only 30 minutes from the city centre. Visiting a vineyard is a great reason to hire a car once your flights to Canberra arrive so you can spend an afternoon sampling some of the best vintages the region has to offer. Don’t forget to nominate a designated driver, or look for a guided tour of the region so everyone can join in on the sips.
Explore the great outdoors
Canberra isn't just a destination for city slickers; it also boasts a ton of exciting outdoor attractions. After buying your plane tickets to Canberra, be sure to pack a pair of hiking shoes so you can explore Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Namadgi National Park. Other top attractions around the city and wider ACT include Tablelands, the South Coast and the Snowy Mountains.
If you want to stay in the heart of Canberra, there's no better place than the city centre. There are plenty of trendy cafes to explore, and you'll be within walking distance from the top attractions. Plus, it's only a short 8-minute drive from Canberra Airport (CBR) once your flights to Canberra arrive.
For travellers booking flights to Canberra looking for a young, student vibe, book a hotel in the Acton area. It's right by the National Australian University, and it's the perfect place for backpackers exploring the city.
Woden Valley is where you'll find dozens of parks, nature reserves and green spaces. It's the best place to stay in the city if you're booking flights to Canberra to hike and relax in nature.
Braddon is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Canberra. There are quite a few houses that feature early 20th-century architecture, and the area has a number of hip cafes and restaurants. It’s an affordable option for travellers buying airfare to Canberra.
Kingston is located near Canberra's waterfront. It's home to plenty of old buildings and is a neighbourhood where you can expect plenty of options for entertainment, dining and lake views.
Public Transport and How to Get Around
The best way to get around Canberra is to hire a car. You can book your vehicle and your flights to Canberra with Webjet or at Canberra Airport (CBR). There's plenty of parking in the city and little congestion, making it a breeze to explore the sights and go on day trips.
If you're a budget traveller booking cheap flights to Canberra, you can take the city's ACTION buses to get around the city. The local bus service also operates a tourist loop that goes past some of the top sights like the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Australian War Memorial, National Arboretum, National Museum of Australia, National Zoo & Aquarium and Parliament House. You can also save money by taking the free cultural loop bus. It goes past ten attractions in the city and runs from 9am to 5pm every day.
Canberra is known around Australia as a top destination for cyclists. The city boasts a robust network of bike paths that make it a dream to explore the city. Once your flights to Canberra have arrived, you can hire a bike from one of the vendors in the city centre.
There are metered taxis and ride-sharing services like Uber available in Canberra. With most of the major sights in the proximity of each other, it's an affordable way to explore the city.
Transport from Canberra Airport (CBR)
The cheapest way to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to your hotel is with the local ACTION bus. Routes 11 and 11 A run every day into the city centre seven days a week. Fares cost on average $4.80 per adult, and you can make payment on the bus to the driver. If you're booking flights to Canberra as a group, it will be easier to take a taxi from the airport. You'll find the drivers waiting outside of the ground floor terminal building. Alternatively, you can request a ride with Uber. Trips from the airport into Canberra costs between $23 to $26 AUD.