Acton Vacations

Visit Acton, which is located in Canberra, the national capital of Australia. More than 370,000 call Canberra home. Acton is 5 miles (8 kilometers) from Canberra International Airport, and just less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the city center.

While you are in Acton, be sure to spend a little time exploring surrounding areas like Canberra, Braddon and Ainslie.

Those interested in exhibits and shows will find many unique cultural highlights in and around Acton. Visit some of the remarkable artistic and historic collections including Questacon and the National Museum of Australia. Enjoy seeing local and touring artists live on stage at Albert Hall and the Canberra Theatre Centre. Popular art galleries, include the Canberra Museum and Gallery.

There are many picturesque outdoor attractions here as well so don’t miss the nearby green spaces. Make the most of the native flora and fauna, by heading to City Hill. Nature lovers will want to check out Glebe Park and the Australian National Botanic Gardens, a place where locals come to breathe in the fresh air.

If you could do with a spot of retail therapy, explore the many stores that are part of Canberra Centre.

Discover Acton’s love of sports at Canberra Stadium. This is home to Canberra Raiders rugby league team in winter and the University of Canberra Brumbies rugby union team. Relive the match’s highlights over a few drinks with friendly locals after the full-time siren blows in one of the nearby pubs, clubs or bars.

When it’s time to slow down after a day spent exploring the many charms of Acton, check in to one of the area’s convenient short and long stay accommodation options. Check out the rooms, rates and amenities at the Novotel Canberra, the Pavilion on Northbourne, Dickson, or the QT Canberra.

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