Top 3 Places in Canberra for Family-Friendly Visits

Canberra, Australia.
Canberra, Australia. Photo by Linda Xu on Unsplash

Canberra is often overshadowed by Australia’s bustling metropolises, such as Sydney and Melbourne, but that shouldn’t stop you from paying it a visit. The Australian capital has something in store for everyone—including travelers who are visiting this city with the entire family.


If your little ones happen to be fans of interactive museums, it really doesn’t get much better than Canberra’s National Science and Technology Centre Questacon. Travelers of all ages can immerse in its 200 exhibitions about science and technology, covering a wide range of fun topics, including space exploration, robots, and geology.

Cockington Green Gardens

Beautiful parks are scattered all around Canberra, and this is the first one that you should visit if you want to spend some time outdoors with your family. It offers a lot of greenery and beautifully landscaped gardens, but you’ll also find many miniature buildings scatter around it that you can explore with your kids.

National Dinosaur Museum

After visiting Cockington Green Gardens, you should also make sure to check out the National Dinosaur Museum, located just a short walk away. It’s home to the largest permanent display of prehistoric specimens in Australia, and it features everything from dinosaur fossils and skeletons to life-size models.