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Public Transport and How to Get Around Canberra
Save money with the free Culture Loop bus
Are you buying Melbourne to Canberra flights and want to travel on a budget? Save money on transport by taking the Culture Loop bus. It runs every day and some of the stops on the route include the National Museum of Australia, Parliament House, National Library of Australia and the Questacon.
Take in the sights by renting a bicycle
Canberra is an incredible destination for cyclists. There are well-maintained off-road mountain bike trails and a network of cycle paths across the city. Travellers booking flights Melbourne to Canberra can rent a set of wheels and use it to take in the sights.
Transport from Canberra Airport (CBR)
The cheapest way to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to the city centre is with the bus. When your flights Melbourne to Canberra arrive, take bus route 11 into the city. The service runs every 30 minutes during the week and every hour on the weekends. The bus costs about $5 AUD ($5.35 NZD) each way and has a total journey time of 30 minutes.
If you're in a rush or you have a lot of bags, grab a taxi. The metered cabs are outside of the airport terminal and cost $25 AUD ($26.75 NZD). Depending on traffic, the trip usually takes 10 to 15 minutes to reach the CBD.
Rent a car
One of the best ways to explore Canberra is to rent a car. The city has plenty of parking and traffic isn’t as frenetic as in cities such as Sydney or Melbourne. When buying your Melbourne to Canberra return flights with Webjet, you can add a car hire option at checkout. Once you land, your vehicle will be waiting for you at Canberra Airport (CBR).
Top Things to Do and See in Canberra
Australian War Memorial
The Australian War Memorial is one of Canberra's top attractions. The site includes a museum, an art gallery, a library and archives. Travellers buying flights Melbourne to Canberra can visit the memorial to learn about Australia's involvement in conflicts, from the early colonial era up to the 21st century.
The exhibits have interactive displays, making it an engaging experience for travellers booking Melbourne to Canberra return flights. If you can, plan your visit near the end of the day and stay for the Last Post. It's a tribute to Australia's fallen soldiers that's played at 4:55pm every day.
Museum of Australian Democracy
The Museum of Australian Democracy is housed at Old Parliament House. Some of the highlights include visiting the old Prime Minister's Office, the Press Room and reading some of Australia's most important historical documents. Travellers buying cheap flights to Canberra from Melbourne can also sign up for free guided tours. It's a fantastic way to get the most out of your experience.
National Gallery of Australia
Located on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin is the National Gallery of Australia. It's home to the country's largest collection of art and contains 11 main galleries and a massive sculpture garden. Travellers buying cheap flights Melbourne to Canberra can see artworks from Australia, Asia, Europe, America and the Pacific. The gallery is also credited with having the largest collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in the world.
Cafes and Restaurants in Canberra
Doubleshot is located in the suburb of Deakin. Head here to start your day off with an acai bowl, chia pudding or eggs benedict on an English muffin. But it isn’t just breakfast fare that Doubleshot delivers: the all-day menu also covers chimichangas, a steak sandwich, fresh salads, and nutritionally-packed bowls. Doubleshot is a perfect place for travellers buying tickets to Canberra from Melbourne to fuel up before exploring the fascinating museums.
By day, The Front is a cafe and art gallery in Lyneham. It's where you'll find delicious ricotta hotcakes and classic breakfast rolls. But by night, it transforms into a trendy after-hours spot. Travellers booking Melbourne to Canberra flights can swing past to watch some local bands, a poetry reading or a comedy set.
Baby Su is probably one of the cutest fast food joints in the city and all travellers with tickets to Canberra from Melbourne should go there at least once. It's a Korean-style restaurant where you can find items like waffle fries, kimchi on mac 'n cheese, and a teriyaki cheeseburger on the menu.
There are also vegan options on the menu making it an excellent choice if you're buying Melbourne to Canberra flights with friends following plant-based diets. The decor of Baby Su is vibrant, adorable and full of good photo opportunities so don't forget your camera!