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Capital Country, NSW

Capital Country is one of the oldest established areas in the country; this region combines the vitality and energy of Canberra with the tranquility of an established rural landscape.

Close to Sydney and wrapped around Canberra; it is set in one of Australia’s handsomest landscapes, a fascinating mix of heritage towns and villages, stunning country gardens and beautiful waterways.

This is a place to revel in, to revisit the past and refresh the spirit.

You’ll delight in tasting local fare, making the most of scenic walks, exploring caves, visiting galleries, helping out on a working farm, mixing with the locals, discovering early colonial buildings and spring gardens.

One of the highlights of this area are the magnificent gardens that come in all shapes and sizes, from a few hanging baskets of bloom to acres of landscaped gardens with many open to the public.

There is always something around the corner to surprise you at Capital Country – an interesting little road, a glorious garden, a delightful little restaurant or an exquisite antique shop.

Canberra itself is packed with national landmarks and the city boasts a lively cultural calendar and is abundant with great restaurants and cafes. A short drive away you’ll find quaint colonial villages and some of Australia’s most fertile farming country. There are orchards, wineries, and renowned wool and cattle properties.

So, visit Capital Country and enjoy a breath of fresh air.


  • Farm/Station
  • Rural/Country
  • Food and Wine
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Relaxation

Popular Activities

  • Ballooning
  • Cycling
  • Driving
  • Golfing
  • National Park
  • Winery
  • World Heritage

About Capital Country

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


Glasshouse Mountains

The Glasshouse Mountains in the hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast are actually the cores of 20 million year old volcanoes. The sides of the volcanoes have eroded away leaving only the hardened rock spiremountain cores we see today. Learn more about this awe-inspiring landscape.

Glasshouse Mountains