How much does a trip to Canberra Cost?

The Cost of a Trip to Canberra

When it comes to exploring Canberra, travelers typically find themselves budgeting between $58 and $256 per day for solo adventures and $117 to $512 if you're traveling as a couple. Now, that's a broad range, but the typical trip, on average, is $133 (AU$205) per person per day. This average cost covers sightseeing, accommodation, meals, and transportation, all from our large repository of travel expenses from previous visitors. Keep in mind, though, your personal spending might vary a bit based on your own level of luxury, travel style, and chosen activities. However, if you're visiting the highlights with some savvy planning, chances are your spending will vibe right around this average cost. For more details, check out the breakdown of expenses by category, plus the breakdown on accommodation and activity prices below.

How much money should you budget for your trip to Canberra?

If you're planning an Independent trip to Canberra, budget travelers should plan to spend around $58 (AU$89) per day for their trip. This average includes hostels and budget hotels, affordable meal options, local transportation, and activities. If you're on a mid-range budget, plan for around $133 (AU$205) a day which covers the cost of typical hotels, normal restaurants, and a variety of popular attractions. Luxury travelers should allow for $256 (AU$393) a day, which would cover higher-end hotels, nicer restaurants, and more private tour options. All of these price ranges are based on our extensive travel cost data for Canberra from other travelers, along with hotel and tour data from travel companies.

Average Daily Costs, Per Person, by Category
Budget Mid-Range Luxury
Accommodation1 $36 $82 $155
Local Transportation1 $11 $24 $46
Food2 $15 $35 $70
Entertainment1 $8 $17 $33
Souvenirs1 $4 $4 $4
Alcohol2 $7 $16 $30

How much does a weekend trip to Canberra cost?

On average, travelers spend around $400 per person during a three-day trip to Canberra. This average includes expenses for sightseeing, hotels, food, and local transportation. To align with this average price range, consider opting for mid-range hotels and dining at mid-level restaurants, while also allocating funds for entry tickets to popular attractions. For those seeking a more budget-friendly approach, it is possible to find lower-cost accommodations, dine at less expensive restaurants, and explore free activities. Also, many visitors choose to spend a higher travel budget, as Canberra offers a range of high-end hotels and restaurants for those seeking a more luxurious experience.

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How much does a five day trip to Canberra cost?

With five days in Canberra, you can expect to spend about $667 total, not including transportation to and from the city. It's possible to stay close to this daily average by booking mid-range hotels, eating at normal restaurants, and paying for some entry tickets to popular attractions. It's possible to find lower-cost accommodations, eat at less expenive restaurants, and find more free activities if you want to spent less money.

How much does a one week trip to Canberra cost?

Most visitors spend between $408 and $1,793 for a one week trip to Canberra, with the average being $934. This includes sightseeing, local transportation, food, and hotels. One week is enough time to have a more in-depth experience in Canberra. Also, one week allows you to be more flexible with your time and money, so you can potentially save money on some aspects of your trip while spending more on others.

Hostel Prices in Canberra

With more than 1 hostels in Canberra, the average price is $25 per night for a dorm bed. The cheapest hostel costs $25 and the most expensive is $25. Usually popular with younger travelers, hostels are a great way to save money while also being social. But not all hostels are the same, and we've analyzed the prices of both dorms and private rooms to find the average prices and best places to stay. You can see more details about the hostel prices in Canberra here.

Hotel Prices in Canberra

Based on our calculations from available hotels in the Canberra, the average price for a hotel room is $122 per night. To save money, or if you're planning a more luxurious trip, it's important to look at hotel prices based on the overall star-rating as well as guest reviews. Also, prices can vary by amenities and location. Check out more details from our analysis of hotel prices in Canberra here, and below is a breakdown of hotel prices by star-rating.

Hotels by star rating in Canberra
Rating Number of Hotels Average Hotel Price
5 stars 14 $134
4 stars 29 $112
3 stars 23 $136
2 stars 5 $83

21 National Circuit, Canberra
Overall Rating 8.8
1 Rogan Street, Canberra
Overall Rating 8.6

Should you do a tour in Canberra?

Many visitors enjoy the convenience of booking tours and activities while they visit, and Canberra has a wide array of things to do. These activities often include knowledgable guides and unique experiences. Tours range in price from $33 for the Women's History Walking Tour with Local Guide to $328 for the Capital Christmas: Private Festive Tour in Canberra.

    • Women's History Walking Tour with Local Guide: $33
    • Winery Tour and Food Experience: $266
    • Full-Day Canberra Winery Tour to Murrumbateman /w lunch: $163
    • Canberra Small Group Winery Tour: $149
    • Half-Day Canberra Winery Tour to Murrumbateman /w lunch: $152
    • LGBTQIA+ History Walking Tour: $33
    • Discover Pearls of Canberra - Private Walking Tour: $133
    • Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour in Canberra: $30
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    We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

    1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
    2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
    For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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