See Canberra through new eyes. Go behind the scenes at Parliament House with privileged access to off-limits areas. Savour seasonal flavours and small-batch gins at an exclusive tasting event. At the Australian War Memorial, hear poignant stories and privately explore with a curator followed by exclusive access to the “off display" collection of the National Museum’s purpose-built storage facilities with a behind-the-scenes tour.
- Behind the scenes glimpses of some of Australia's national treasures
- Curator-led insights on Australia's war history and some iconic works of art
- Behind the scenes tour of the National Museum of Australia
- Admire one of the country's lesser-known but most significant art and furniture collections
- Spectacular Accommodation at QT Canberra with Award Winning dining and entertainment experiences.
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Day 1: Arrive Canberra
Arrive into the nation’s capital today and transfer to your hotel. Later, join an expert guide for an engaging private tour of the Australian War Memorial’s Commemorative Courtyard and hear just some of the stories of service and sacrifice behind the over 102,000 names on the Australian Roll of Honour. Enter the breathtaking Hall of Memory and gaze upon one of the largest and most captivating mosaics in the world. Pay your respects to the fallen and place a poppy of remembrance on the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier. One of the Memorial’s curators will take you on a privileged exploration of the unique collection of rare and beautiful letters, maps, photographs and diaries — many over 100 years old. Iconic and rarely displayed artworks by some of Australia’s most important artists of the last century are also exhibited.
Day 2: Canberra
This morning, a rare treat awaits when you venture behind-the-scenes of the National Museum of Australia. Enjoy an incredible opportunity to gain exclusive access to the “off display” collection with a guided tour of the Museum’s purpose-built storage facilities. The size and variety of the National Historic Collection has to be experienced to be fully understood. Afterwards enjoy a lakeside lunch.
Following lunch, take a privileged look behind the scenes at Parliament House. Head below-decks with an expert guide to gain an understanding of architect Romaldo Giurgola’s unique vision for the structure whose design is beautifully understated and accessible. Don your hard hats for an exclusive visit to the Parliamentary Art and Furniture Collections Store and other off-limits spaces before being treated to High Tea prepared by the in-house chefs, an indulgence usually reserved for visiting dignitaries. The experience is deepened by an exclusive tasting of locally produced small batch gins.
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Day 3: Depart Canberra
Your Hidden Canberra experience ends after breakfast this morning.
Departures & Rates
Abercrombie & Kent Tour
3 Day Tour
Price from $1,395
Behind the scenes glimpses of some of Australia’s national treasures.
Curator-led insights on Australia’s war history and some iconic works of art.
Behind the scenes tour of the National Museum of Australia.
Admire one of the country’s lesser-known but most significant art and furniture collections.
Spectacular Accommodation at QT Canberra with Award Winning dining and entertainment experiences.
Designer chic surroundings meet an elegant portfolio of detail to delight every sense at this centrally located hotel.
QT Canberra is a designer hotel in the political capital offering 205 guest rooms, award winning dining and entertainment experiences. The hotel boasts the ideal CBD location being within walking distance to the beautiful Lake Burley Griffin and a 5-10 minute drive to the capital’s museums and galleries including National Museum of Australia. Rooms offer sleek, contemporary style with views of Canberra City, iconic Lake Burley Griffin and the Brindabella Mountains, as well as luxurious bedding, stylish amenities, and state-of-the-art technology. Guests can enjoy a drink in the funky Lucky’s Speakeasy bar or the QT Lounge, and modern dining at the vibrant Capitol Bar & Grill. With chic style, great dining options and a perfect location, the QT Canberra is the ideal option for a stay in Canberra.
QT Canberra Rooms
QT Superior King
Position yourself somewhere far superior. On the upper floors with sweeping city views, this room has the right mood ready at your service. A desk and free, fast internet. A luxurious king bed and stylish, playful touches with design in every detail. Indulgences from the minibar to the ensuite bathroom with Kevin Murphy amenities. Free in-room movies and flatscreen TV, and a rollaway bed available if you come as a three.
You and your travel companion can raise a toast to a room with a lakeside or city view. A stylishly-designed Twin with extra services and space. Two king single beds and possible rollaway for three. An enticing minibar, work desk and ensuite with Kevin Murphy amenities. Fast internet and in-room movies come for free; the Nespresso Pods and T2 Teas are also complimentary.
Slightly more stately, this king comes with all the QT quirks. Unique stylish touches to add a little vibrancy to your stay. Relax either city or lakeside and drift off in a luxurious king bed. An ensuite that comes with walk-in shower and sumptuous Kevin Murphy amenities. There’s a workspace and minibar strategically placed. Free, fast internet, in-room movies and flatscreen TV. An option for a rollaway to sleep up to three.