Canberra Attractions

Accommodation near Canberra’s National Attractions

There is something for everyone in Canberra, from art galleries and museums to historical sites and educational venues and even attractions for the kids. If you’re looking to visit Canberra it makes sense to stay at Diplomat Boutique Hotel as it’s located only minutes from many of Canberra’s National Attractions.

Hotel Accommodation

When your days are busy sightseeing, you need to choose a comfortable hotel to stay in, like the Boutique Diplomat Hotel which offers a range of bedding configurations to suit any group. Each room offers free wireless internet, Foxtel, a SMART TV with web access to a range of Apps, and there’s even a bespoke Pillow Room for guest use. You’ll also find a sauna, outdoor swimming pool, library, restaurant and bar and lounge to relax in. Or for the energetic type, there’s a gym and bicycle hire available. Most rooms even have a kitchenette for those who choose to self-cater.
If you need to mix business with pleasure, Diplomat Boutique Hotel offers event spaces, business facilities, 24 hour reception, laundry facilities, same day dry cleaning services and free undercover parking facilities too.

National Canberra Attractions

Art lovers will enjoy a visit to the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Australia just 5 minutes from the Diplomat Boutique Hotel’s door. Or if you’re after a more interactive educational experience, visit Canberra’s Questacon where the family can learn about all things related to science and technology. It’s one of Canberra’s National Attractions that’s child friendly making science fun for everyone.

Just 6 minutes from Diplomat Boutique Hotel, you’ll find Parliament House, the National Library of Australia, the National Archives of Australia and the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, where you can immerse yourself in Australia’s important history.

The National Carillon, located only 8 minutes from Diplomat Boutique Hotel, is a striking 50m tall architectural landmark that is also a musical instrument with 55 bronze bells. It’s a perfect place to enjoy one of the regular carillon recitals and have a picnic.

Only 10 minutes from Diplomat Boutique Hotel you’ll find the Australian War Memorial commemorating the sacrifice of many Australians who died in the war. Or visit the National Museum of Australia on the edge of Lake Burley Griffin to explore the key issues, people and events that have shaped the nation.

The Australian National Botanical Gardens, on the lower slopes of Black Mountain in Canberra, only 10 minutes from Diplomat Boutique Hotel, houses a collection of native plants from all over Australia. The gardens offer an inspiring place to relax, or learn about all things botanical.

For the best view over Canberra head to the Telstra tower, just 10 minutes from Diplomat Boutique Hotel, where you’ll be captivated by the 360° panoramic views of Canberra.
Canberra is famous for being the home of the Royal Australian Mint where all of Australia’s coins are made. Just 10 minutes from Diplomat Boutique Hotel you can take a tour, make your own $1 coin and watch the coin production factory in action.

Animal lovers and kids alike always love spending a day at the National Zoo and Aquarium. Located about 12 minutes from Diplomat Boutique Hotel, you can take an interactive tour, meet some of the animals behind the scenes, listen to Zoo Keepers talks and even celebrate your child’s birthday with a Safari Birthday Tour.
Housed in one of Canberra’s most beautiful art deco buildings, the National Film and Sound Archive is only 12 minutes from Diplomat Boutique Hotel. There’s nearly two million items from over 100 years of archived audiovisual materials that you can discover.

Visit the National Dinosaur Museum, a 20 minute drive from Diplomat Boutique Hotel, to see Australia’s largest permanent display of dinosaurs and prehistoric fossils. Follow the evolution of life from the Earth’s very beginnings to some of the most recent animals. It’s a fun educational experience for the whole family.

Interested to know about the role that Australia has played in the exploration of space? Then you’ll really enjoy a visit to the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex. You can check out the latest images from across the Solar System and beyond, look at spacecraft models, discover the foods that astronauts eat and watch a movie on the history and future of space exploration. The centre is a 40 minute drive from Diplomat Boutique Hotel so be sure to make time in your busy schedule for a visit.

Book your stay at Diplomat Boutique Hotel

Plan your visit to Canberra using Diplomat Boutique Hotel as your home base so you can easily visit all of Canberra’s National Attractions whether it be by car or public transport. Book online at or contact the friendly staff on 02 6295 2277 or via email on