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Published April 10th 2018
It is not all about politicians & museums on this list
Canberra might be Australia's capital filled with politicians and museums, but if you are after a different experience in Canberra, then the list below is perfect for all those nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers and those looking for a different experience.
The list below features free and ticketed activities suited for all ages:
1. SegGlide Ride
Where: West Kiosk, Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Parkes When: See website for days & times Cost: Tickets range from: $28- $65pp Details: If you ever wanted to see what it's like to ride a Segway, then this activity is the one for you! Ride around the picturesque Lake Burley Griffin with family, friends, a group or alone! The activity provides full training and is a great way to explore Canberra's outdoors. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Visit Canberra Facebook
2. Hot Air Ballooning Where: See website When: See website for days & times
Cost: See website Details: If you are an outdoor adventurer, then this activity is the one for you. Enjoy some peace and tranquillity as you balloon over the city. Take off at dawn and watch the city magically unfold beneath you. The flight is 45-60 minutes (total from meet is 3-4 hours) and it is a great way to experience Canberra's outdoors. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Balloon Aloft Canberra Facebook
3. Golf Courses Where: Various locations across Canberra- see website.
When: All year round
Cost: See website.
Details: Whether you play, are a fan or simply want to experience something different, then Canberra's golf course is an exciting way to experience the great outdoors with a round of 9 or 18 on the green. There are many courses in and around Canberra and all feature impressive tree-lined greens and stunning lakes and ponds. Click here for the website.
4. Walking, cycling and running paths
Where: Various locations across Canberra- see website.
When: All year round
Details: Canberra is mostly a flat city and surrounded by a few mountains, making walking, running or cycling the best outdoor activity as well as being one of the best ways to explore the city. There are running groups around town or you can enjoy it on your own. There is something for all fitness levels, including the challenging run through Red Hill in Canberra Nature Park or the National Arboretum. Click here for the website.
There are plenty of walking, cycling & running tracks to enjoy.