The Best Holiday Homes to Book in Canberra

Floor-to-ceiling windows and nature views are all part of the package at Canberra Chic
Floor-to-ceiling windows and nature views are all part of the package at Canberra Chic | Courtesy of Canberra Chic / Expedia
Kim Gregory

Sublime nature, from mountains and valleys to forests and waterfalls, surrounds the inland Australian capital of Canberra. Culture lovers can visit the renowned city centre museums and galleries, while foodies will love the eclectic restaurants, breweries and wineries. Rent one of these holiday homes in Canberra to experience the best of the city and its splendid surroundings – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Accommodate Canberra – the Summit, for al fresco dining

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Exterior of Accommodate Canberra – the Summit
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Looking for a Canberra holiday house where you’ll feel at home? Book this apartment featuring two bedrooms, two bathrooms – one with a deep soaking tub – and an open-plan kitchen and living area. Sip home-brewed espresso at the breakfast bar before chilling on the sofas by the TV. Wall-wide windows lead to the furnished balcony where you can fire up the barbecue for al fresco dining. This parking-included stay is a short walk or drive from Manuka Shopping Centre, Lake Burley Griffin and Canberra Airport.

2. Quest Canberra City Walk, for attention to detail

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Exterior of Quest Canberra City Walk
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If you’re looking for a fully equipped apartment with all the services you’d get in a hotel, try Quest Canberra. Choose from studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with kitchens or kitchenettes – located between Canberra Centre and Glebe Park – and you’ll get daily housekeeping, access to an in-house gym, grocery delivery service and a grab-and-go breakfast option. All apartments have big windows and modern furnishings; plump for the executive version and you’ll get a furnished balcony. Here, you’re near Parliament House, the National Gallery Australia and restaurants, while businesspeople will appreciate the nearby National Convention Centre.

3. Accommodate Canberra – Azure, for modern style

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Lounge space at Accommodate Canberra – Azure
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This modern apartment in Kingston is right by Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve, Lake Burley Griffin and the cafes and restaurants of the boardwalk. Fancy eating in? Rustle up dinner in your kitchen and tuck in al fresco on your furnished balcony or rooftop terrace. Expect stylish home comforts throughout this stay such as fluffy rugs and throws, patterned scatter cushions and house plants – plus handy free parking for adventures further afield.

5. Canberra Entire House Three-Bedroom, for a family weekend of fun

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Lounge at Canberra Entire House Three-Bedroom
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Looking for a holiday house in Canberra that’ll suit a group or family trip? Rent this whole three-bedroom house in Scullin with parking included. Spend nights in your cosy room and wake up to espresso from the coffee machine in the fully equipped kitchen. Chill out together on the sofas in front of the TV with Netflix access and DVDs – and as the sun goes down, light up the barbecue on the covered terrace.

6. Canberra Chic, for treetop views from your bed

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Dining area at Canberra Chic holiday accommodation
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This Canberra rental accommodation has one bedroom and a sofa bed. It’s a stylish choice with its chic black-tiled bathroom and open-plan, fully equipped kitchen, dining and living area, complete with woven rugs and cushions, cool wall art and a monochrome finish. Wall-wide windows lead to a balcony with sunbed-style chairs, while you can see the treetops from your bed through the windows of your chic bedroom. This Campbell stay is a four-minute drive from the National Gallery of Australia and six minutes from Canberra Airport.

7. Accommodate Canberra Midnight Apartments, for working on your fitness

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Exterior of Accommodate Canberra Midnight Apartments
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You’ll love the shared indoor pool and fitness centre at this Canberra holiday rental apartment. Expect modern decor throughout the two bedrooms, two bathrooms and open-plan kitchen and living area – including a comfy armchair, homely house plant and bright floor-to-ceiling windows leading to your furnished, covered balcony. Huge windows bless the main bedroom, so you can relish the peaceful tree views from under your duvet. You’re a short walk from Canberra Centre and plenty of restaurants here, including a vegan cafe.

8. A by Adina Canberra, for an architectural dream

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Lounge at A by Adina Canberra
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Award-winning architects Bates Smart designed these chic apartments featuring equipped kitchens or kitchenettes, Dreamcatcher beds, Hunter Lab bathroom amenities and plenty of monochrome styling. Upgrade to a Destination A package to relish additional treats such as breakfast in the neighbouring ARC cafe, snacks and drinks delivered to your door and in-room movies. You’ll appreciate the on-site gym, secure parking and sustainability efforts including a five-star NABERS energy rating. Foodie and shopper’s paradise Constitution Place is also close at hand.

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Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

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