Alpha Hotel Canberra Attractions - Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

02Apr

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.

Alpha Hotel Canberra Attractions Cockington Green

Cockington Green

02Apr

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 Attractions - Corin Forest

Corin Forest Alpine Adventure

02Apr

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.

Alpha Hotel Canberra Attractions National Arboretum Canberra

National Arboretum Canberra

02Apr

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.

Alpha Hotel Canberra Attractions - National Museum

National Museum Australia

02Apr

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.

Alpha Hotel Canberra Attractions - National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

02Apr

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.

Alpha Hotel Canberra Attractions New Parliament House

New Parliament House

02Apr

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.

Alpha Hotel Canberra Attractions Old Parliament House

Old Parliament House

02Apr

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”.

Alpha Hotel Canberra Attractions Questacon

Questacon

02Apr

Questacon, the National Science & Technology Centre, is yet another of Canberra’s attractions for the whole family interested in science and technology. Again, just 20 minutes drive and open daily, it has more than 200 interactive exhibits including Deep Oceans, and the infamous “Freefall slide”. Fun for everyone, take advantage of our family packages and dinner & breakfast specials.

Alpha Hotel Canberra Attractions Telstra Tower

Telstra Tower

02Apr

Known by locals as the “Grand Syringe”, take the time to see Canberra’s breathtaking views atop the 195metre high Telstra Tower. Drive 15 minutes from our hotel to Black Mountain. Visit the Telstra Heritage Museum, Panorama Café & Gift Shop and Executive Briefing Centre. For the totally indulgent, enjoy the 5 star revolving restaurant. In 85 minutes you will experience the 360 degrees of Canberra.