Canberra autumns are filled with crisp mornings perfect for hot air balloon rides. Over nine days the Canberra Balloon Spectacular fills the city’s skies with more than 30 hot air balloons from around the world. The balloons feature stunning patterns and out-there shapes. Book a ride in one, or watch from the ground. Old Parliament House, 18 King George Tce, Parkes 2600. 132 281. enlightencanberra.com. 6.15-10am. Free to view. Mar 9-17.
Lonely Planet named Canberra as the third best city to visit in 2018, and it’s no wonder given the diversity and quality of things to do in the capital. Whether you’re looking for fine food, wine, culture, shopping or an outdoor adventure entertainment, Canberra has plenty to offer do on your next visit.