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CAPITAL, COAST & COUNTRY Touring Route


Blue Mountains National Park

CAPITAL, COAST AND COUNTRY TOURING ROUTE LEGEND

Kanangra - Boyd National Park

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Murramarang National Park

IDIN Tallaganda National Park

Jervis Bay Marine Park

Conjola National Park

Budawang National Bimberamala Park National Park

Tinderry Nature Reserve

Perpendicular Sanctuary Point JervisPoint Bay Conjola Sussex National Inlet

Morton National Park Morton National Park

Budawang National Park

Yanununbeyan National Park

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Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Namadgi Snowy National Park Mountains

Tantangara Reservoir

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National Country Drive: Bungendore–Braidwood–Batemans Bay Park

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Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve

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Mt Imlay National Park

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Nadgee Nature Reserve

Ben Boyd National Park

DISASTER BAY

Green Cape

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Canberra

Goulburn

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Mittagong

1 hr 45 mins

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Sydney

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Wollongong

2 hr 30 mins

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152

Kiama

2 hr 45 mins

228

142

Jervis Bay

3 hr 30 mins

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160

Batemans Bay

2 hrs

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Braidwood

1 hr 10 mins

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Bungendore

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Canberra

National Museum of Australia

Canberra, Australia’s national capital is a young and vibrant multicultural city that reflects and tells the story of Australia. Discover a city in a park featuring a kaleidoscope of colours and experiences that unfold with four distinct seasons. Explore the great outdoors among the leafy surrounds or venture into national parks and get up close to native Australian wildlife. Tempt your tastebuds at stylish restaurants, bars and cafes or spend the day sampling award-winning cool climate wines at one of the 30 boutique cellar doors in the Canberra district. There is lots to uncover in Canberra’s emerging dining precincts including a thriving local arts scene. Shop at flourishing weekend markets and boutique shops or captivate the kids with a flurry of family friendly activities. A jam packed calendar of events will feature a year round eclectic mix of activities suitable for the whole family. MUST DO’S

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• Discover world-class attractions, museums and galleries that tell the stories of Australia • Spot native Australian wildlife at Tidbinbilla or Namadgi National Park • Sail over Parliament house and get a bird’s eye view of Canberra in a hot air balloon

• Feeling hungry? Venture to NewActon, Kingston Foreshore or Braddon for a bite, great coffee, or a delicious meal from an award-winning restaurant • Go on a Meet-a-Cheetah or Zooventure tour at the National Zoo & Aquarium

Canberra and Region Visitors Centre 330 Northbourne Ave, Dickson ACT 2602 Open:

9am–5pm weekdays 9am–4pm weekends and public holidays Closed Christmas Day

visitcanberra.com.au

Phone: +61 2 6205 0044 Local call: 1300 554 114


Questacon —The National Science and Technology Centre

National Dinosaur Museum

Australian War Memorial

National Gallery of Australia

Family fun

Museums and galleries

From toddlers to teenagers, there’s something that will appeal to everyone — big and small!

Unearth the treasures of Australia at our national attractions which hold and share the essence of Australia.

• Uncover the mysteries of science at Questacon where you can learn through fun and interactive experiences

• Discover where Australia’s stories live at the National Museum of Australia

• Check out a 3.8 billion-year-old moon rock and discover what astronauts eat in space at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

• Visit an annual blockbuster exhibition and the world’s largest collection of Indigenous Australian artwork at the National Gallery of Australia

• Test your skills at Sportex, the interactive Sports experience exhibition at the Australian Institute of Sport

• Take a lift to the roof top of Parliament House, one of the world’s most architecturally acclaimed buildings

• Be a zoo keeper for a day, pat a shark, look a big cat in the eye or handfeed a giraffe or bear at the National Zoo & Aquarium

• Reflect on the diverse experiences of war and learn about their enduring impact at the Australian War Memorial, one of the world’s great museums

• Roar with dinosaurs on a torch light tour and touch a 150 million year old dinosaur bone at the National Dinosaur Museum

• See how Australia’s coins are made and watch one of the world’s strongest robots in action at the Royal Australian Mint

Helm Wines, Murrumbateman

National Arboretum Canberra

Adore Tea, Gold Creek

Food and wine

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Outdoors and nature

There’s a lot to love about Canberra’s multicultural food scene. Bistro-style eateries and quality cheap eats blend perfectly with stylish restaurants and award-winning dining experiences.

Whether it’s discovering our clean, green and wide open spaces or getting the heart pumping with more active endeavours, you’ve come to the right place.

• In the heart of the city, Canberra Centre’s North Quarter and City West areas are plating up some hot city eats

• Take a self-guided tour through the National Arboretum of Canberra, featuring 250 hectares of rolling hills and 94 forests

• Discover the delights of the NewActon dining precinct for a great cup of coffee or a delicious meal incorporating local seasonal produce

• Get back to nature at Tidbinbilla which offers outstanding natural wildlife experiences

• The Kingston Foreshore is transforming into a vibrant waterfront precinct offering many dining and bar options • Braddon is the hip neighbourhood for cafes, restaurants and bars. There’s mixed cuisine, a buzzing atmosphere, ultra-cool dining experiences, hipster coffee spots and cold pressed juice bars • Meet a wine maker and sample award-winning cool climate wines in the Canberra region

• Tower over tiny versions of famous buildings from around the world and ride the mini steam train at the delightful Cockington Green Gardens • Admire the capital’s charm as you take off at dawn in a hot air balloon • Explore Lake Burley Griffin from the water by paddleboat, kayak or canoe, or hire bikes or segways for a great way to see some of Canberra’s iconic attractions


Canberra events calendar

BLOCKBUSTER EXHIBITIONS

Canberra’s calendar of events is jam packed with diverse activities and events year round. From spectacular architectural projections, hot air balloon festivals and a million bulbs blooming on cue, to gourmet food and wine festivals, the city offers something for everyone. FEBRUARY

Summer

JANUARY

AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS

Each year Canberra hosts blockbuster exhibitions and special events around the city

Celebrate Australia Day with a breakfast, kids entertainment and a firework finale

FEBRUARY

SUMMERSIDE FESTIVAL

FEBRUARY–MARCH

MARCH

Canberra’s attractions come alive with spectacular architectural projections, exclusive after dark tours and live events

See a stunning array of hot air balloons inflate and drift over Canberra

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER–OCTOBER

SEPTEMBER

A memorable experience of cool climate wines matched with gourmet, seasonally inspired contemporary food, music and entertainment

Australia’s celebration of spring features over a million colourful bulbs and annuals blooming on cue

NATIONAL MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL

Follow Poacher’s Way and discover a month long alfresco food and wine festival

Autumn

Experience the world as communities showcase their cultures through food and performances

APRIL

APRIL

Visit vineyards to celebrate the autumn wine harvest

Experience the Dawn Service, a moving tribute commemorating those who have served and died in war

CANBERRA DISTRICT WINE HARVEST FESTIVAL

JUNE–AUGUST

THE TRUFFLE FESTIVAL, CANBERRA & CAPITAL REGION

winter

Indulge in a taste of mid-winter magic at the truffle festival

ENLIGHTEN: SEE CANBERRA IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHT

CANBERRA BALLOON SPECTACULAR

ANZAC DAY AT THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL

FLORIADE

FIRESIDE FESTIVAL

spring

FLORIADE NIGHTFEST

Discover Floriade by night with spectacular lighting, live entertainment, and night markets

The Poacher’s Way The Poacher’s Way is a handpicked collection of businesses in and around Canberra that showcase an exciting and innovative range of experiences — some a little bit off the beaten track. You’re invited to discover exceptional artists, chefs, winemakers, galleries and rural retreats. Sample gourmet food and wine from the region, learn the art of making chocolate, see the artists at work before settling in at one of the fine accommodation options. For more information visit thepoachersway.com.au or scan the QR code.

Snowy Mountains

Grazing Restaurant , Gundaroo

Snowy Mountains The Snowy Mountains region is Australia’s ultimate, year-round, adventure playground. Discover the thrill and exhilaration of a snow experience; and explore Australia’s unique landscapes, spectacular lakes and white water.

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Enjoy the crisp alpine air, touch your first snow, build a snowman, try skiing, snowboarding or the variety of other fun winter activities on offer at one of many snow resorts such as Perisher, Thredbo, Charlotte Pass and Selywn Snowfields, all within a short 2.5 hours drive from Canberra.

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Thredbo

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Charlotte Pass

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Selwyn Snowfields 2 hr 30 mins

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Capital Illawarra Fly

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS – INLAND NEW SOUTH WALES

Wombeyan Caves

Fitzroy Falls

Treat yourself to a world away

Grandma’s Little Bakery

Enjoy the scenic views of rolling green hills and dramatic waterfalls in true national park wilderness or uncover treasures such as antiques or books at the local country markets and speciality shops. Explore quaint villages, learn about the region’s history, or discover a part of Australian sporting history. Treat your tastebuds and sample cool climate wines at one of the many cellar doors. With plenty to see and do in the Southern Highlands region, you’ll have trouble deciding what to do first. MUST DO’S Kangaroo Valley

• Get close to nature at the Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk, the only one of its kind in New South Wales • Explore Wombeyan Caves, some of the most impressive limestone caves in the region • Visit the Bradman Museum at Bowral, home to the world’s greatest collection of cricket memorabilia, belonging to Sir Donald Bradman, Australia’s legendary cricket player

• Enjoy traditional home-style cooking and baking from much loved recipes handed down from generations at Grandma’s Little Bakery • Drop into one of the many awardwinning wineries near Lake George, just 45 minutes’ drive from Canberra • Rainforest gullies, stunning look outs, waterfalls and native Australian wildlife await your discovery at Fitzroy Falls in Morton National Park

Bradman Museum

DRIVING DISTANCES & TIMES (APPROX.) From

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Km

Miles

Canberra

Goulburn

1 hr

90

56

Mittagong

1 hr 45 mins

174

108

Sydney

3 hrs

286

178

Wollongong

2 hr 30 mins

245

152

Canberra

3 hrs

286

178

Goulburn

2 hrs

196

122

Mittagong

1 hr 15 mins

113

70

Wollongong

1 hr 20 mins

87

54

Sydney

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Information Centre 62–70 Main Street, Mittagong NSW 2575 southern-highlands.com.au destination@wsc.nsw.gov.au Phone: +61 2 4871 2888 Local Call: 1300 657 559


Country

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

BUNGENDORE – BRAIDWOOD – BATEMANS BAY A heritage adventure awaits Journey through historic Bungendore and Braidwood as you recharge your batteries on your way to the beautiful South Coast. The stunning South Coast of New South Wales boasts spectacular coastal views, outdoor and nature experiences suitable for the whole family. Discover crystal clear bays and lakes, beaches and beautiful rivers that are perfect year-round for fishing, diving, canoeing and boating. The pristine bushland is enjoyed by bush walkers, bird lovers and cycling enthusiasts. Top it all off with some great food and wine at cafes and restaurants located by a river, overlooking the beach or among the vines. MUST DO’S • With over 200 animals, including the famous pride of white lions, Mogo Zoo is a must see attraction on the South Coast • Shop from the best of Australian wood art at the Bungendore Wood Works Gallery • Discover the region’s heritage and sample unique cheeses, cider and wine at the Braidwood Cheese factory and Sully’s Cider and Wine Mogo Zoo

• Stop by one of many award-winning wineries including Lark Hill Winery and Restaurant, a certified biodynamic family owned and run estate • Trek through pristine wilderness or experience river camping at Budawang National Park • Pack a picnic lunch or camp at Pebbly Beach in Murramarang National Park, famous for its abundant population of eastern grey kangaroos

Lark Hill Winery

Oyster Shed, Batemans Bay

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Canberra

Bungendore

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Braidwood

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Batemans Bay

2 hrs

149

93

BATEMANS BAY VISITOR CENTRE INFORMATION Information Centre Corner Princes Highway and Beach Road Batemans Bay NSW 2536 eurobodalla.com.au/batemansbay.html info@eurobodalla.com.au Phone: +61 2 4472 6900 Local call: 1800 802 528


Coast Grand Pacific Drive

JERVIS BAY – KIAMA – WOLLONGONG

Kiama Blow Hole

Stanwell Tops

National parks and beautiful coastline

VISITOR CENTRE INFORMATION

Boasting breathtaking scenery and spectacular coastline, the Grand Pacific Drive features some of the most beautiful beaches and rock pools in Australia.

Eurobodalla Visitor Information Princes Highway Batemans Bay 2536

Explore pristine national parks, historic villages and unforgettable gourmet experiences through Ulladulla, Nowra, Kiama and Wollongong.

eurobodalla.com.au/batemansbay.html info@eurobodalla.com.au

MUST DO’S

Phone: +61 2 4472 6900 Local call: 1800 802 528

• Experience the dramatic Kiama Blowhole and Little Blowhole where the Pacific Ocean meets the land • Explore the subtropical Minnamurra Rainforest, featuring spectacular waterfalls and elevated boardwalks taking you right into the 400 hectare rainforest • Visit Nan Tien Temple, known as the ‘Southern Paradise’, the largest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere • Indulge in fresh seafood straight off the boat at Rick Stein at Bannisters in Mollymook

• Home to the whitest beaches in the world, Jervis Bay is also a playground for whales, dolphins, kangaroos, seals, penguins and a vast array of native birdlife • Enjoy spectacular ocean views and dramatic coastlines from the Sea Cliff Bridge and Bald Hill Lookout, an internationally renowned hang gliding point • For a real thrill, experience skydiving with Skydive the Beach and Beyond in Wollongong • Set on 100 acres, Glenbernie Apple Orchard offers seasonal picking, fresh fruits and preserves — bookings essential

Ulladulla Visitor Information Centre Shop 3/84 Princes Highway Ulladulla The Harbourside complex adjacent to the southern end of Ulladulla Harbour ulladulla.info/visitor-information-centre ullavisitor@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au Phone:

+61 2 4444 8819

Kiama Visitor Centre Blowhole Point Road Kiama NSW 2533 AUSTRALIA kiama.com.au Phone: +61 2 4232 3322 Local call: 1300 654 262 Wollongong Visitor Centre Southern Gateway Centre: Bulli Tops Princes Motorway, Bulli Tops, NSW 2516

DRIVING DISTANCES & TIMES (APPROX.)

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Batemans Bay

Jervis Bay

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Kiama

2 hr 10 mins

159

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Wollongong

2 hr 40 mins

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122

Sydney

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Phone: +61 2 4267 5910 Local call: 1800 240 737

Canberra

2 hrs

149

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