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Getting Around Canberra

Whether you prefer walking, cycling, public transport or driving in your own or a hire car, getting around Canberra is easy. Join a tour and learn more about the Australian capital from your knowledgeable guide or choose your own adventure at your own pace - there are so many experiences on offer in Canberra and all closer than you think.

Driving is one of the most popular ways to see Canberra, with no tollways, plenty of parking and very little traffic you'll find driving around Canberra a rather pleasant experience. You can bring your own car or hire one while you're here. Tourists will also find Canberra's taxi service and ride-sharing options a convenient way to get around the city.

Another great way to see the sights of Canberra is via public transport. You can pretty much get anywhere on the Action Bus network and this cost-effective and convenient mode of transport offers a wide network of bus routes that visit most suburbs and the most popular tourist attractions.

Canberra is also known as Australia's cycling capital thanks to the city's excellent networks of cycle paths. Use pedal power to get around the city and take in some of the Australian capital's scenic sites on a bike. Aside from gentle cycling paths there are also a number of off-road mountain bike trails for the more adventurous cycler.

Despite being landlocked, Canberra offers a fantastic range of waterways, lakes and rivers and getting around Canberra on the water is a really fun way to explore the city. Try kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding on famous Lake Burley Griffin or glide through the waters of the Murrumbidgee River. There's plenty of outdoor fun in Canberra.

Last but not least, Canberra is a wonderful city for walking. Whether you're taking in a leisurely bushwalk or enjoying a gentle stroll around town, you can walk around some of Canberra's most famous attractions and icons.

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