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Shaped by topography and grounded in visionary town planning, Canberra, Australia’s national capital, is one of the world’s great twentieth century planned city landscapes. This tour with key experts and authorities will explore Canberra’s natural and historic setting, Indigenous values, a selection of major public buildings and the outstanding city design that provides expression of Australia’s shared democratic ambitions.

This 3 day/2 night tour will include a mix of talks from and with experts & decision makers, exploration and interpretation of the spaces, places, values and stories of Canberra and it’s environment along with opportunities to experience the world-class food, wine and top tourism destinations of the region.


0650hrs Please be waiting at the northern end of the International Convention Centre Sydney, Iron Wharf Place for departure for your two-day tour
0700hrs Depart Sydney for coach journey to Canberra. 
  Some background will be presented on the coach journey with handouts provided. Stops will be made along the way at Bowral and Goulburn.
  On arrival in Canberra the day will include:

  • Mt Ainslie – An overview of the city by bus covering the original landscape, initial Walter Burley Griffin plan setting the city in the landscape and its ‘democracy’ intentions
  • Australian War Memorial main exterior areas and The Hall of Memory (note: time does not permit a visit to the galleries)
  • Reid Heritage Precinct drive through and short stop
  • National Capital Exhibition The Menzies era of setting up the City
  • Evening boat tour Lake Burley Griffin – discussion on discussion on the lake system by the Lake Burley Griffin Guardians and on Indigenous values with Ngunawal elder Wally Bell
  • Cocktails at the Hyatt and Dinner at On Red Red Hill
  • Evening entertainment and guest speaker – Paul Daley, author of Canberra 

Accommodation: Peppers Gallery Hotel x 2 nights
15 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra
Phone: +61 (0)2 6175 2222

0630hrs Breakfast is included in your accommodation

Depart the hotel for a full day of touring.

  • Museum of Australian Democracy- talk by democracy expert and walking tour of democratic heritage – John Smith Murdoch/Walter & Marion Griffin/Charles Weston
  • Parliament House
  • National Gallery – architecture & Sculpture Garden
  • High Court
  • National Museum of Australia- landscape & Lake’s edge
  • Fish ‘n’ chips at the Snapper Bar
  • Shine Dome and walking tour of Australian National University (ANU)
  • University House – talk by Canberra Modern & Lake Burley Griffin Guardians – challenges, issues, application of HUL in Canberra

Dinner and remainder of the evening at leisure – nearby dining options can be recommended

Accommodation: Peppers Gallery Hotel night 2
15 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra
Phone: +61 (0)2 6175 2222

0630hrs Breakfast is included in your accommodation

Please settle any incidentals on your room account and check out of your hotel.

  Please be waiting in the hotel foyer.

Depart the hotel for a full day of touring.

  • Modern landscape management (NCA) and issues – of moving into the 21st Century
  • National Arboretum & Mt Stromlo Observatory


  • Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve (as all visitors want to see a koala), landscape – xanthoreas
  Enjoy lunch at leisure and at own expense.

Depart Canberra for the coach journey to Sydney.


Arrive Sydney and tour concludes

Sydney accommodation is not included in the tour. Please make your own arrangements for accommodation on this night.

Hosted by: Canberra Modern and the Lake Burley Griffin Guardians

Tour Cost:
$1,360 per person based on double occupancy
$1,545 per person based on single occupancy

Tour Inclusions:
• Accommodation as specified (where possible)
• Sightseeing as per the itinerary
• English speaking commentary
• Breakfast daily and other meals as specified (Breakfast = B, Lunch = L, Dinner = D)

Not Included
• Airfares to/from destination
• Meals other than specified
• Personal expenses
• Beverages & anything not specifically mentioned

Restrictions/Accessibility: Not suitable for wheelchairs or persons with limited mobility. The tour involves some walking.

Fitness level: Gentle

Minimum number of participants: 30

Maximum number of participants: 50

Is French speaking commentary available: Yes / No