It was only yesterday we were dreaming of our next travel destination, but it is now a reality. Canberra Airport is flying to your favourite domestic locations so there’s never been a better time to explore your own backyard. We have put together our top picks on what you can do in Sydney, Newcastle and Melbourne.
Only a 55-minute flight away, Sydney is the perfect destination for a quick weekend getaway. Take the chance to explore some of Australia’s best natural wonders, beaches and cultural institutions or enjoy smaller delights, such as shopping on Pitt Street Mall or dining at Totties in Bondi. The opportunities Sydney has to offer are endless.
- Totties in Bondi
- China Doll in Woolloomooloo Wharf
- Chin Chin
- Reuben Hills
- Art Gallery of NSW
- Royal Botanic Gardens
- Museum of Contemporary Art – opening Tuesday 16 June
- Sydney Harbour to Manly by Ferry
- Taronga Zoo
- Bondi to Bronte walk along Sydney’s world-famous beaches
- National Park walk down to Honeymoon Rock, and of course
If the big city isn’t what you’re after, hire a car and take a day trip to a destination close by. Visit the Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains and enjoy some of Australia’s most scenic views and walks.
Escape the cold this winter and head to Newcastle, where the beach meets the city. This little gem and its surrounds has mountains to offer.
- Restaurant Mason
- Una Volta
- Sprout Dining
- Darby Street – over 25 eateries to choose from
- Newcastle Art Gallery
- Hunter Valley Zoo
- Pristine beaches
- Mereweather Ocean Baths
And just a short drive away, you’ll find the famous Hunter Valley Wine region, Blueys Beach and Terrigal (central coast).
One of the most livable cities in the World, Melbourne has so much to offer, whether it’s culture, arts, fashion, food or footy. Melbourne offers something for everyone.
- Eau De Vie
- Cumulus Inc
- Vue de Monde
- Melbourne Zoo
- De Graves Street
- National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Museum, IMAX Melbourne and Scienceworks – opening Saturday 27 June
- Go Boat on the Yarra
- The Botanic Gardens
- Half Moon Bay
One of the best things about Melbourne is its proximity to surrounding destinations including Morning Peninsula, the Grampians, the Great Ocean Road and the Dandenong Ranges.
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