4 Canberra Day Trips You Need to Take this Summer!

7 January 2020

Want to get away from Canberra for the day? Here are four great day trips you need to take!

Canberra to Thredbo
By Car: 2 hours, 39 minutes

Thredbo isn’t just a great little getaway during the cold winter months – there’s plenty of fun activities to do during Summer (and a lot more affordable!). Getting to Thredbo is easy. Drive 1 hour and 23 minutes South towards Cooma – the largest town in the Snow Mountain region.

Once you’ve reached your destination, choose from several Summer actives – Mountain Biking, Hiking, Guided Tours, Scenic Chairlift Rides, Gold, Fly Fishing, Disc Golf, Tennis, Abseiling, Yoga Retreats and loads more!

Canberra to Bowral
By Car: 1 hour, 59 minutes

A country town that has a lot to offer, Bowral, is the largest town in the Southern Highlands. Noted for its charming houses, lush gardens and selection of restaurants, cafes and antique shops, Bowral is a perfect place to impress, relax and unwind. Drive North towards Sydney. Approximately 1 hour, 48 minutes into your trip, take the Old Hume Highway turnoff and stop for a coffee and cake at Gumnut Patisserie in the historic village of Berrima. From there, enjoy a short 10-minute drive to Bowral. There are several things to do in Bowral. Activities include wine tasting, visiting the Bradman Museum, hiking, fly fishing, dining at incredible restaurants, taking a trip to the Mt. Gibraltar Reserve, shopping in the town village, Corbett Gardens and more!

Canberra to Murrumbateman
By Car: 40 minutes.

If you’re not wanting to be stuck in the car for over an hour, consider heading to Yass Valley for a memorable getaway. Murrumbateman, once a gold mining town, has transformed itself into a destination that is renowned for its award-winning wine and incredible food. Home to over 20 boutique wineries, you’ll find yourself taking part in a guided tour, enjoying a pub lunch or discovering how handmade chocolates are made.

Canberra to Jervis Bay
By Car: 2 hours, 56 minutes

There’s a bucket load of reasons why you need to escape to Jervis Bay this Summer. A trip the kids will love, start your morning early and head towards the turquoise beaches of the South Coast. Besides swimming on the white-sandy beaches and collecting seashells, there are plenty activities you can get involved in! Explore Booderee National Park or visit the Booderee Botanic Gardens. Stop for lunch at the Huskisson Hotel and treat yourself to a generous fresh plate of seafood! Before heading home jump aboard the Jervis Bay Dolphin watch cruise and experience bottlenose dolphins swimming in their natural environment.