Flights from Armidale to Canberra

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Canberra Guide

Travelling with Children

Visit the National Museum of Australia

The National Museum in Canberra is one of the top places to take in all the culture, history, and nature that makes Australia unique. Exhibits at the museum cover all different subjects – Aboriginal cultures, the natural history of Australia, topography of the country’s various regions, native wildlife, and prehistoric dinosaurs that once roamed Australia. The National Museum also offers a special interactive game called Kspace to try out while travelling from Armidale to Canberra with kids. Children get to design their own time-travelling robot and use it to embark on an adventure to a mystery period in Australia’s history.

Spend a day at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

The Australian Capital Territory is teeming with cool things to see and do outside of Canberra. The Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is the perfect place to experience rural ACT outside of the busy city. It’s home to a large population of native Australian wildlife, including kangaroos and wallabies, koalas, emu, echidna, various birds and reptiles, and platypus. Visitors can also take in plenty of Aboriginal heritage while visiting the nature reserve. Learn all about the history and customs of the Ngunnawal people, and see Birrigai – one of the world’s oldest rock shelters that dates back to the Ice Age about 25,000 years ago.

Get out on Lake Burley Griffin

Lake Burley Griffin is one of the main centrepieces of the ACT and is a must-see while you’re holidaying on Armidale to Canbera flights. Walk or bike around the lake, or get out on the water for some extra fun – particularly if you're visiting during the summer. Go kayaking, sailing, or stand-up paddle boarding, and take a guided boat tour around the lake. You can even hop into a hot air balloon to see Lake Burley Griffin and Canberra from an aerial perspective.

Public Transport and How to Get Around

The best way to make your way around Canberra is by car. Hiring one will help you get around the city but is also essential for exploring the ACT attractions outside of central Canberra. You'll be able to reach most spots with a 2WD, but you may also consider a 4WD to access more roads within the national parks. You can reserve your car with Webjet, then pick it up once your Armidale to Canberra flights arrive.

Canberra also has a network of buses and a light rail system. Buses are available all throughout the city and inner suburbs around Canberra. The light rail stops at 13 stations between Alinga Street in Civic and Gungahlin Place north of the city.

The Cost of Visiting

The main piece to budget for after you’ve booked your Armidale to Canberra flights is your accommodation. The average nightly rate is about $150 to $200 AUD, but you can find budget options with Webjet as well, starting from about $80 AUD per night.

You can also hire a car with Webjet to use during your holiday. Rates start from about $125 AUD per day. You’ll need a MyWay transport card if you’re looking to take public transport around Canberra. The card costs $5 AUD and is available for purchase from convenience stores and newsagents around the city. MyWay fares on Canberra’s light rail and buses cost $3.22 AUD during peak times and $2.55 AUD off-peak. There’s also a daily cap if you catch transport multiple times – $9.60 AUD on weekdays and $5.87 AUD on weekends.

Some of Canberra’s main attractions are completely free to visit, including the National Museum of Australia and the Australian War Memorial. You can also take a free tour of the Parliament House – you just need to book your spot in advance. The National Zoo and Aquarium is a popular place to go, especially if you’re holidaying on flights from Armidale to Canberra with kids. Entry costs $49 AUD for adults and $28 AUD for children. You can also plan a visit to the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, which costs $14 AUD per vehicle.


How long is the flight from Armidale to Canberra?

Flights from Armidale to Canberra are available from three hours and 5 minutes, including a stopover in Sydney om the way.

How far is Armidale to Canberra?

Armidale and Canberra are about 750 kilometres (466 miles) apart from each other.