Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Travel Info, Cheap Flights & Holiday Packages
Home to the serene and beautiful
Canberra, a holiday in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is a perfect mini-break destination. Make a travel booking for the ACT with Direct Flights and book everything from cheap flights and affordable accommodation to low cost car hire.
The ACT is a territory within the state of New South Wales, 281 kilometres from
Sydney and 660 kilometres away from
Melbourne. The ACT was created in the late 19th century as a neutral location for Australia’s national capital, which then eventually became the city of Canberra. Apart from the city of Canberra, the Australian Capital Territory also contains agricultural land and a large area of mountainous and forested national park (Namadgi National Park).
An intricately designed city brimming with national treasures, Canberra is the place for exploration and discovery of all things
Australian. Canberra’s beauty comes from its quiet charm and lush surroundings. Home to the Australian Parliament, Canberra’s sights contain some of the nation’s treasures. Visitors to Canberra will gain a deeper understanding of Australian culture by visiting the city’s national establishments such as the beautifully preserved Old Parliament House, the (new) Parliament House with its modern architecture, the National Museum of Australia which houses a few controversial exhibits, and the largest art gallery in the country, the National Gallery of Australia. The grand architecture in most buildings in Canberra can also be found in some of the hotels in the city. There are many options for accommodation in Canberra but highly recommended is the newly opened boutique hotel, Diamant Hotel. Budget accommodation in Canberra varies from motels to backpacker hostels to caravan parks. Cheap accommodation rates in Canberra are available for booking at Direct Flights – check it out online now!
The ACT’s parks and gardens add to the region’s quiet beauty. Visit the Australian National Botanic Garden for rare and exotic plants indigenous to Australia. Book a car hire and take the self-drive tour of the Canberra Tracks, an interesting and informational drive through the Aboriginal Heritage trail. Drive to the Corin Forest Mountain Retreat, just 45 minutes from the city centre, and be amazed at the retreat’s natural mountain bushland setting, which is great for picnicking and hiking. Cheap car hires for Canberra can be booked with Direct Flights along with discount flights and affordable accommodation.
Cheap airfare, discount accommodation and affordable car hires are available for booking with Direct Flights. Book everything you need for your holiday to the ACT with Direct Flights and create your own travel package that fits within your budget – save heaps with Direct Flights!