Fly To Canberra, Australia
A purpose built city, Canberra is in Australia’s south-east region of New South Wales. If you fancy a trip that includes museums, galleries and national monuments built around massive man-made lakes, look for cheap tickets to Canberra on Travelstart.co.za. It’s also a great holiday destination if you like the outdoors and your idea of relaxation includes walking, cycling and visiting nature reserves.
Currently there are no direct flights linking South Africa and Canberra, Australia. However, you can use Travelstart.co.za to easily find, compare prices and book flights on all airlines such as Qantas Airways, SAA and Emirates from your nearest airport. Simply enter your trip details into the flight search tool to see the latest prices, airlines and availability. Refine your search for Canberra flights with useful conditions like number of stops, flight duration and price; and find the airlines with the most convenient connections on Travelstart.co.za.
Like the rest of Australia, Canberra gets hot during the summer and bitterly cold in the winter (June – August). But it is less humid than Australia’s coastal cities.
Visa Requirements and SA Embassy Details
- South Africans do require a Visa to visit Australia. You’ll need to make sure that your SA passport is valid for 6 months from the date of your return and has a few pages free for stamps.
- The South African Embassy in Canberra is at Corner State Circle and Rhodes Place. 2600, Yarralumla, Canberra. Phone: +61 02 6272 7300.
See and do
The Australian War Memorial at Treloar Crescent is a premier museum which covers the country’s military history from Federation to the present day and you can easily spend an entire day exploring the exhibits and artefacts. The National Gallery of Australia at Parkes Place is one of the biggest galleries in the country with a vast collection of sculptures and paintings from Australian artisans and those around the world. The National Dinosaur Museum has the largest collection of prehistoric fossil material in the country and makes for a great family outing.
The Black Mountain Tower is worth a look. It’s a functional communications tower that rises 195 metres above the summit of Black Mountain and offers panoramic views of Canberra. You can visit day or night and enjoy a bite at the revolving restaurant and shop at the souvenir shop.
Ever wanted to see kangaroos in the wild? You can in Canberra! Campbell Park Offices seems to be a meeting place for families of kangaroos at the grassland next to the office park. They favour the grass areas in the car park and near the building.
For something different go tobogganing in Corin Forest or take a bobsled ride in the summer. The forest is high enough to receive natural snowfalls.
When it comes to shopping, visit Gorman House market on Saturdays for crafts and antiques and for speciality items head to Gold Creek Village where there is also a reptile museum and butterfly enclosure.
To get around Canberra you can opt to take a bus or hire a bike or car.
Canberra International Airport – CBR
Canberra International Airport is on the eastern edge of North Canberra and is the 8th busiest airport in Australia.
Food and beverage: There are a number of places to eat and drink at the airport including Velluto Espresso Bar, Tuk Chop, Hudsons Coffee and Limestone Café & Bar.
Currency Exchange: Travelex offers currency exchange and other banking necessities as well as phone cards and international money transfers. They are located in the arrivals hall and departures concourse. ATMs are located throughout the airport.
Lost Luggage: Contact Canberra Airport Lost Property on 02 6275 2225.
Car hire: Car hire companies operating at the airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Herz, Redspot and Thrifty.
Airport Hotels: Hotels near the airport include Quest Canberra, Ibis Budget and McMillan Gardens.
Airport Hub: Canberra Airport (code CBR) is a hub for Brindabella Airlines.