Canberra’s beautifully planned city makes our outdoor attractions easily enjoyed. More than half of the ACT is protected as nature reserve, so the beauty on offer is right on our doorstep. You’ll discover waterfalls, gorges, rivers, lookouts and snow-capped mountains within an easy drive of the city.
Canberra's natural landscape is like an outdoor gym with extensive walking and mountain bike trails, climbing, fishing, rowing or paddling opportunities, great campgrounds and a huge variety of playgrounds for the young and young at heart.
Walk, skip or ride through 94 forests of rare, endangered and symbolic trees from Australia and around the world at the National Arboretum. Marvel at the beautiful collection of Australian plants at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Get up close and personal with some of the world’s most amazing creatures at the National Zoo & Aquarium.
And for the cycling enthusiasts, our cycle friendly city offers designated bike lanes on our main roads and an extensive network of bike paths weaving around the lakes, over the hill tops and throughout the city. For those who like their bike riding a bit more exciting, Stromlo Forest Park is a mecca for mountain bikes.
When you want to stop and take a breath, enjoy the many parks and picnic spots that are scattered throughout our beautiful city.