Step outside the hotel and you will see the amazing Brindabella Ranges. Located in the National Park, on the border of NSW and the ACT, these ranges are suitable for those who enjoy bushwalking, orienteering, fishing, bike riding and 4wheel driving. The close proximity to the hotel makes these ranges worth exploring. Ask our Reception for maps and suggestions of where you may see our native fauna and flora.
Only 15 minutes drive from Alpha Canberra, the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex- located at Tidbinbulla and managed by CSIRO on behalf of NASA, this venue is well worth the short trip from our hotel!
Open daily, this Complex provides the two-way communication link between many robotic spacecraft in the solar system and beyond. Great for enquiring minds’ interested in NASA and Australia’s involvement in space exploration. Make use of our great value family packages, suites and breakfast & dinner menus.
Check out the displays of stunningly made miniature cities, bulidings and wold famous structures and gardens at Cockington Green. A must –see for all the family, this landmark attraction is abundant in the exhibitions and activiites that it offers. Being only 20 minutes from Alpha Hotel Canberra, it features a 34 -room dolls house, Buckingham Palace, the Taj Mahaal and for the kids, children’s playground, and miniature steam train.
Alpha Hotel Canberra is the closest hotel to Corin Forest. We are located 30 minutes away from the Tidbinbilla ranges where the year-round alpine adventure precinct is situated.
In summertime take in the spectacular views of the ACT, with Namadgi National Park and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve right next door. Ride on the exhilarating Alpine Slide that descends 1.2km through the forest. Take a bush walk, or bring a picnic. Nearby Square Rock, Gibraltar Falls and Tidbinbilla make a for a great day trip.
In winter Corin Forest provides Canberra’s only snow experience. Rug up and get set for beginner skiing or boarding, with lessons from trained instructors available. Join snow play for tobogganing, building snowmen and snowball fights. Warm up with a hot chocolate and roast marshmallows by the roaring open fire in the lodge.
Situated only 5 minutes walk across the road from the hotel, take advantage of our close proximity to the indoor 50metre temperature control lap pool at the Lakeside Leisure Centre. Make full use of the 25metre leisure pool and for the toddlers, there is a shallow water pool with a beach entry. This facility is perfect for the whole family. With a health a fitness club and a café- you can’t go wrong!
Escape from the hustle & bustle of Canberra’s urban centre only 10 minutes driving distance to the National Arboretum. This 250 hectare site consists of stunning forest and gardens of threatened, rare and symbolic plants from around the world. For those who have an appreciation of nature, landscapes and public art, this attraction is worth a visit. Explore the Village Centre that features different exhibitions, an amphitheatre and a café. Relax, enjoy the fresh air and peaceful ambience and close proximity to our hotel.
Perfect for the whole family, and within 20 minutes driving distance from our hotel, this social history museum is a great destination. With a plethora of activities available for children and adults including a 3D virtual reality theatre, a robot and a Discovery Space programme, it is a venue to visit while you are staying with us. Ask our Reception for current exhibitions and directions.
A highlight in Canberra is the National Portrait Gallery. Drive 20 minutes to this attraction where you will see a collection of portraits of Australian icons who have contributed to make our society as we know it today. Check out current exhibitions or such as “the Artist’s diary : portraits by Judy Cassab” or “Elvis at 21” For school groups, families and those who are interested in art, the National Portrait Gallery is a worthwhile venue.
While staying at Alpha Canberra Hotel, take a tour of New Parliament House. With inspiring architecture and interior design, this attraction is so accessible from the hotel being only 15minutes away by car. See democracy in action during “Question Time” and enjoy Canberra’s iconic views of Lake Burleigh Griffin & The Australian War Memorial.
A simple 15 minutes car trip from Alpha Canberra and situated at the centre of the Parliamentary Triangle, take the journey into Australia’s political history. A must-see for all the family, enjoy tours, the 1920’s architecture and permanent exhibitions including “Living Democracy” and “Prime Ministers of Australia”.