Canberra Urban Adventures

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Canberra Urban Adventures is a family owned and operated partner of Urban Adventures, a member of the Intrepid Travel Group.

We are local people who love sharing our local knowledge about Canberra and the nature of the bush capital, with a little of adventure. This usually involves pedals….on an electric bike around Lake Burley Griffin or in a pedal kayak on the lake.


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Silhouette of kayaks in sunset


Glide into the heart of Canberra on a safe, cruisy pedal kayak for unique water views of the nation’s iconic buildings and grand vistas. Take a break at a lakeside beach, with drinks and nibbles (included in price), to soak up the serenity. Then follow the setting sun – beckoning back past the water birds, to bid the day a fond farewell.

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Four people emerging from the mist


Discover why Canberra is known as the “bush capital”. Journey through parklands around the lake by electric bikes to the Australian National Botanic Gardens for a short walk to the red centre garden, past a waterfall and along a rainforest gully – with a bit of wildlife spotting on the way.

Stop for lunch and explore the stunning National Museum of Australia – where our stories come alive.

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Group with colourful kayaks


Let the forest lined shores of western Lake Burley Griffin, its bird loving islands, sandy beaches and surrounding peaks transport you to a different world.

Gliding quietly across the lake on a cruisy kayak, with a guide to reveal the top spots and introduce you to the wildlife..…a relaxing way to explore the nature of Canberra.

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Woman taking selfie with statue


Welcome to the heart of a nation. From Reconciliation Place to Parliament House, the art galleries, National Carillon and ANZAC Parade – we get up close to our iconic national buildings, tree lined boulevards and parklands around Canberra’s central lake. An easy and fun way to get to know the nation’s capital.

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Swamp Wallabies at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve


Meet koalas, wallabies and other native animals in their natural forest and wetland habitats at the spectacular Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Watch for the potoroos (mini kangaroos) scurrying by your pathway, or the platypus and waterbirds swimming in the wetland ponds. Then hop on to an electric bike for a gentle 5km glide along the quiet park road – pausing to say g’day to mobs of kangaroos grazing in grassy fields encircled by the mountain scenery.

Along the way your guide will reveal the secret lives of the animals and the rich history of the area. Call in to the nearby NASA deep space communication station searching for life out there in the universe.

And just relax on the comfortable and scenic 45 minute trip to the nature reserve in the mountains near Canberra – with the convenience of being dropped back to your accommodation after the tour.

Family Friendly Public Toilet


Why let the water birds have all the fun?

Canberra’s national buildings and parades were designed to strut their stuff around a gorgeous central lake. These vistas are best experienced from the water. Or, you can choose to cruise the islands on the lake and the bushland and birdlife around the western lake. And all on no ordinary kayak… our Hobie pedal-drive kayaks provide a super stable, hands-free way to cruise the lake with ease.

Relax, kick back and enjoy life with the water birds for a while.

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