Spending time outside can lead to significant mental and physical health benefits, even just spending time in the sunshine can help you to destress and increase your mood. Many think you have to spend money and book a trip away for this, but Canberra has many outdoor activities available that are sure you have you feeling great and appreciating the great outdoors! Move away from your devices and head outside with one of these activities we’ve found.

Family Glamping in Tidbinbilla

The ultimate outdoor sleepover is just around the corner at A Wild Night Out inTidbinbilla. Take the whole family for an overnight experience like no other with a glamorous tent, fire side fun, engaging ranger activities and native wildlife encounters. You will also have the chance to explore the nature reserve and learn about the diversity of wildlife in the area and understand the culture of the traditional country of the Ngunnawal people as well as seeing some awesome wildlife.

Jindii Eco Spa

 Be nurtured by nature at Jindii Eco Spa at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Inspired by the native flora found in the lush rainforest surrounds of the botanic gardens the spa delivers soul-enriching treatments, designed to revitalise, recharge and replenish. As you are surrounded by the beautiful gardens enjoy a spa treatment with products containing native plants to connect with both nature and self.

Mount Stromlo Observatory

 Gaze up at one of the natural wonders of the world at Mount Stromlo Observatory with their astronomy nights. Pack a picnic dinner, bring a blanket and see the rings of Saturn, the craters of the moon and beautiful star clusters and nebulae. The nights also includes a talk by astronomers from Mount Stromlo Observatory and observations on several telescopes.

Balloon Flights

 Float over the beautiful Canberra landscape and spectacular landmarks with Balloon Aloft’s air balloon rides. Arrive half an hour before sunrise so by the time you’re up in the air the sun begins to fill the valley with soft morning light, proving you don’t need to leave Canberra experience the great outdoors from new heights.

Paddle on Lake Burley Griffin

 Pick a perfect sunny day and paddle on calm waters on Lake Burley Griffin. The Paddle Club at Yarralumla Bay offers stand up paddle board and single and double kayaks for hire during seven months of the year. It’s the perfect way to have fun with friends and family while you soak up some vitamin D.

Yoga by the Lake

Relax your mind and take in the fresh air as you stretch your body at outdoor Yoga with Kayla on Lake Burley Griffin. The hour-long session is perfect for any level of yoga experience with options for different poses, all you need to bring is a yoga mat. But the best part is pups are also welcome because they too need the benefits of the outdoors!


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Amazing photo from one of the yogis last week down by the lake 🌼

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E-Bike Tours

Want to see everything Canberra has to offer but only have a day to do it? Or do you just need a reminder of all the beauty that lives right here in the capital. Lucky for you Urban Adventures E-Bike Tours can take you on a tour around Canberra, you’ll ride around Lake Burley Griffin and the parklands then stop past iconic national buildings, epic art and be told stories of the city.