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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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

Where to stay near Canberra?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 137 holiday rentals near Canberra. From 76 Condos/Apartments to 33 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Canberra for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Canberra? offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Canberra. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Canberra Museum and Gallery: 136 holiday rentals
  • Canberra Theatre Centre: 136 holiday rentals
  • National Convention Centre: 137 holiday rentals
  • Civic Square: 136 holiday rentals
  • Glebe Park: 136 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Canberra listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Canberra?

Yes, of course. offers 76 Condos/Apartments in Canberra. Our other popular types of Canberra holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 33 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 4 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 4 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Canberra?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 49 holiday homes with pool available in Canberra. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.