Fyshwick is just a short 10-minute drive from the heart of Canberra. When you rent a car from Fyshwick, everything in Canberra is available just a short drive away. Canberra is filled with so many places to drive to and activities to engage and enjoy. One of the great aspects of Canberra is its position; nestled within NSW, you are just a short drive from many of regional NSW’s tourist spots. You could even drive from Fyshwick in your rental car to Sydney in under 3 hours! Passing by towns such as Goulburn and National Parks such as Nattai National Park. The drive from Canberra to Sydney is a popular one; adding Kosciuszko National Park, which sits southwest of Canberra, is also a great drive.
Many of the best things in Canberra are free, with museums and galleries offering fantastic tours and world-class exhibitions that won't cost you a cent. Start off your trip to Canberra and Fyshwick with a visit to the Australian War Memorial. The Memorial acts as both a shrine and a museum, with artefacts and objects that tell the story of Australia's military history. There are permanent gallery spaces as well as revolving exhibitions. There are free tours of the centre every day with one of the many knowledgeable volunteers. If you have a family member that served in the armed forces and wish to know more, you can visit the research centre and track down their service record and perhaps some photographs.
Our nation's capital is a great place to learn about our history and what it is to be Australian.
Take in the Nature in Fyshwick with a Car Hire
When in Australia, you are seldom far away from some fantastic nature or world-class national parks. Fyshwick and Canberra are no exception. Within a short drive, you can see both the Brindabella and Namadgi National parks. Slightly further is the Kosciuszko National Park, home to the tallest mountain in Australia, Mount Kosciuszko.
Right next to Fyshwick, there are also a number of nature reserves, including Jerrabomberra, Molonglo Gorge and Kowen Escarpment Nature Reserves. The Jerrabomberra wetlands have three stunning walking trails, all just a 5-minute drive from Fyshwick. You may see some of the 170 different bird species that call the wetlands home.
With a Rental Car See the Top Sights in Fyshwick
Continuing with our ‘best things are free’ theme, there are many more cost-saving activities in Canberra, such as the National Museum of Australia, just a 10-minute drive from Fyshwick. Entry is free, and you will see local, Australian and international artworks and exhibits. See over 210,000 objects that showcase our nation, from cars, art, books, toys, down to Captain Cooks navigational instruments. The collection is stunning, and so is the building itself. There is simply too much on at the museum to cover here, so check out their website to see what the upcoming and touring exhibitions are.
Some other free highlights in Canberra to see with a hire car are the National Botanical Gardens, Lennox Gardens, The Royal Australian Mint, Canberra Glassworks, the National Portrait Gallery, and the National Gallery of Australia. Fees can apply to special exhibitions at these locations. Still, entry to the permanent exhibitions on each site is free and absolutely worth seeing during your time in Canberra and Fyshwick