What to do in Canberra
Parliament House: It wouldn't be a trip to Australia's Captial without seeing democracy in action at Australia's Parliament House. Visitors are welcome whether parliament is sitting that day or not. There's plenty to see in this iconic building, from the massive tapestry in the Great Hall, to the 1297 edition of the Magna Carta, to the portraits of former prime ministers in the Members Hall. Make sure you check out the panoramic view of the perfectly planned city from the rooftop. While you're up there, you can also see an Australian flag the size of a double-decker bus!
National Gallery of Australia: This world-class art gallery features artworks from some of the most iconic artists, past and present. From Australian icon, Sidney Nolan's 'Ned Kelly' series, to Monet's 'Water Lilies', you could easily spend hours here perusing the vast exhibitions. Don't miss James Turrell's immersive 'Skyspace' in the outdoor sculpture garden, best experienced at dusk or dawn.
Questacon: This fun science museum is a must for anyone travelling with kids. Questacon makes learning about science fun, with heaps of interactive exhibits, such as an earthquake simulation and a giant life-like model of the moon. Don't miss the thrilling 6-metre free-fall slide, in the 'Excite @ Q' exhibition, where you can safely experience a moment of weightlessness, followed by a rush of adrenaline.