5 Historic Locations to Visit From
Canberra

Canberra is a city that’s filled with historic attractions and, surprisingly, a pretty noisy nightlife. Spending a few days in the Aussie capital will give you a chance to soak up the history in and around the city while exploring some of the great restaurants, bars and cafes in between. With so many attractions and so little time, you and your group are better off with a private bus charter to make the most of your time in Canberra.

Introduction

Hiring a private bus in Canberra gives you the liberty to plan a personal itinerary. Visit the Gibraltar Falls on Monday and drive up to the Laynon historic homestead on Tuesday. This kind of freedom allows you to geek out in museums and at historic sites without the constraints of an organised group. Instead, explore at your leisure, go where you want, when you want and relax knowing that you don’t have to plan the best way to get there or deal with the traffic.

Keep reading to learn more about five of Canberra’s best historic locations and why you should add them to your itinerary.

Hiring a bus hire in Canberra gives you the liberty to plan a personal itinerary. Explore at your leisure, go where you want, when you want and relax knowing that you don’t have to plan the best way to get there or deal with the traffic.

Settled in 1825, Bungendore is a gem for history enthusiasts and dabblers alike.

Visit Bungendore

Just half an hour away from Canberra, you’ll find Bungendore. Settled in 1825, Bungendore is a gem for history enthusiasts and dabblers alike. Explore heritage-listed sites like the Bungendore Railway Station and learn about the settlers, their way of life and how the town expanded after the railway was built. It’s a really unique and interesting day out and makes a great option for an educational family-day out.

Check out Gundaroo

Heading East, you’ll find a small town straight out of the the gold rush days called Gundaroo, about 35 minutes away from Canberra. With a private bus hire from Canberra you could easily tie this detour in with Bungendore in a single day. The former Gundaroo Courthouse, now a church, was built in 1875 and is open to visitors. A stop at the Gundaroo WWII memorial is a must and the Grazing restaurant in the old Royal Hotel makes the perfect lunch stop, or alternatively, check out the Gundaroo Colonial Inn for some afternoon refreshments. You can also taste some of the local wines at a number of cellar doors in town.

A stop at the Gundaroo WWII memorial is a must and the Grazing restaurant in the old Royal Hotel makes the perfect lunch stop, or alternatively, check out the Gundaroo Colonial Inn for some afternoon refreshments. You can also taste some of the local wines at a number of cellar doors in town.

With a rich family history, gardens with fruit trees planted centuries ago and a cemetery of historical importance, you’ll enjoy all of your time spent on the estate.

Braidwood, a Hidden Gem just outside Canberra

Just 85 kilometers away, Braidwood was the first town to be registered as a historic town in New South Wales. Settled in 1820, during the gold rush era, Braidwood is a breath of fresh air for any history buff. Be sure to check out the Berdevale Colonial Homestead to take a peek at how life would have been for an early 19th-century Australian family. With a rich family history, gardens with fruit trees planted centuries ago and a cemetery of historical importance, you’ll enjoy all of your time spent on the estate.

Lanyon Homestead

The Lanyon Homestead is a charming little stop and a great way to get a little taste of farm life from the 1800’s. The main building of the homestead is beautiful with its charismatic old-world features giving it a unique sense of charm. Take a break at the on-site café, Barracks Espresso Bar,  and grab a coffee and relax in one of the old historic buildings. You can also take a tour of the property and learn more about some of the features and how life was for the residents who lived here back in 1835. Due to its charming but rural setting, there’s no public transport available so if you’re with a group, consider a private bus charter from Canberra to get you there and back safely. They also cater to groups with packages available, so call ahead to get the most out of your trip.

The Lanyon Homestead is a charming little stop and a great way to get a little taste of farm life from the 1800’s.

Witness some of the wonders of modern engineering and marvel at the huge communication dishes that contribute to NASA’s exploration of space.

Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex

For a break from heritage towns and gold-rush era history, take a trip to the amazing Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex. Witness some of the wonders of modern engineering and marvel at the huge communication dishes that contribute to NASA’s exploration of space. See both decommissioned and functional dishes, some of which are over 50 years old and view a piece of the moon that’s over 3.8 billion years old. The CDSCC is a fascinating place to visit and makes a great day trip from Canberra for all ages.

There’s So Much to See in Canberra

Voted Lonely Planet’s 3rd Best City to Visit in 2018, Australia’s Capital is one of the world’s most idyllic places to explore. The Canberra Region is one of the most diverse regions in all of Australia; surrounded by the Great Dividing range to the east, the foot of the Australian Alps to the west, world-renowned wineries and scenic beaches. The Canberra region has a smorgasbord of experiences just waiting for you!

Looking to plan a trip to or from Canberra?

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