Things to do in Canberra

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What is there to do in Canberra?

Canberra might be best known for being home to our government, parliament house, the Australian War Memorial and countless official monuments, but Australia’s capital city has a lot more to offer if you know where to look. So before you write off Canberra as an intellectual destination for indulging your historical and political interests (or, worse yet, boring!), let Adrenaline show you the exciting side of the city. 

Our huge range of experiences take you out of your everyday routine and give you an opportunity for fun, thrill and adventure. Instead of just filling your time in Canberra with seeing the basic sights, you can fill it with activities that make you feel like you’re living life to the fullest. Whether you want to take the (literal) plunge and go skydiving, take flight in a hot air balloon, take the family to the National Zoo, or take no prisoners on the paintball field, Adrenaline is here to help you make your time in Canberra truly memorable for all the right reasons. 

So check out the best things to do in Canberra, see which Adrenaline experiences you’re up for, and book them in to inject some excitement into your life. Step outside the mundane, or get out of your comfort zone. Life is better lived with a sense of adventure.

Experience the thrill of flying

There’s nothing more exhilarating than taking to the skies and looking down over landscapes made miniature by the heights. If you’re up for an experience that gets your heart racing like nothing else you’ve ever felt, then you’ve come to the right place. Adrenaline has all the best opportunities for thrill-seekers to get their hit, all you need to do is decide you’re game enough to lock it in. 

For those who are looking for something seriously extreme, skydiving is the way to go. That moment of jumping out of a plane into freefall is absolutely unique. The rush of adrenaline, excitement, and pure elation all comes at once, and makes you feel powerfully alive. There’s a reason that people often end up skydiving multiple times - once you’ve tried it you’ll be itching to feel the thrill of jumping again.

Adrenaline has you sorted with opportunities for tandem skydiving or solo skydiving jumps an hour outside of Canberra in the country town of Goulbourn. Here you’ll find yourself free falling over picturesque farmland, animals and forests below, and panoramic views of the Southern Tablelands around you. Skydiving is your chance to live a little, or more accurately, a lot, and experience the unbeatable feeling of flying.

If you’re keen to check out Canberra from crazy heights but skydiving isn’t what you’re looking for, you can still get the views and thrills from a hot air balloon ride. This is a great experience to enjoy, whether it’s with your partner, friends, or family‚Ķ or even alone. Go soaring way above the city and soak up spectacular views of the Canberra skyline, beautiful suburbs and lush parklands. Canberra looks incredible from the sky, you should see it for yourself.

Fun for the whole family in Canberra

Looking for something exciting to do that will keep the whole family entertained? Adrenaline is packed out with family friendly experiences to keep you busy across all of Australia. The most unbeatable activity in Canberra that’s perfect for the whole family is no doubt the National Zoo and Aquarium. You can spend an action-packed day out at this privately owned 19 hectare zoo and leave with unforgettable memories.

Check out a huge range of native and exotic animals including kangaroos, dingoes, cheetahs, white rhinoceros, tigers, zebras, bears, koalas and plenty more. Adrenaline even offers experiences that can get you up close and personal with the animals, including behind the scenes adventures, family friendly tours, and even a cheetah encounter. The National Zoo and Aquarium is conveniently located just next to Lake Burley Griffin, about a 10-minute drive from Canberra city centre. Plus the zoo is filled with plenty of cafes, restaurants, picnic and BBQ areas to relax and refuel for more animal adventures. Search the site for experiences that will keep the whole family happy.

Experiences that bring you together

High intensity experiences are the best way to bring people together, and fortunately, Canberra is full of opportunities to do just that. Skydiving, hot air ballooning and adventures at the National Zoo are all excellent activities for bonding, but paintballing indisputably takes the cake. Dividing into enemies and allies for a military-style game of paint-fueled combat is the perfect way to bond with your crew over a bit of healthy competition and live out your ultimate action-movie fantasy.

With Adrenaline, you can book and save on a 5 star paintballing experience in Canberra. You’ll be manoeuvering your way through incredible movie-set quality warzones that are themed as the iconic combat spaces of Tomb Raider, Resident Evil, Speedball and heaps more. Playing paintball is your opportunity to put your stealth, strategy and physical prowess to the test while you indulge your competitive love for action. So get your blood pumping and the whole crew having fun with a game of paintball.

Book experiences in Canberra and across Australia

Adrenaline is your one-stop shop to a good time no matter where you are in Australia. We offer a range of experiences that caters for everyone from the ultimate thrill-seekers and extreme-sports-lovers, to the relaxed adventurers and family explorers. Check out all the best experiences at all the best prices, guaranteed, and really live your life. You won’t regret it.