Canberra attractions

Travel with ACTION to some of the most popular attractions in Canberra. The Tourist Loop (Routes 81/981) operates 7 days a week and will take you to some of Canberra's most iconic locations. Download the Tourist Loop flyer which includes route and timetable information.

Tourist loop

We suggest you purchase a MyWay card to enjoy a cheaper travel option. MyWay cards are available at numerous locations around Canberra.

If you are new to ACTION, or this is your first time catching a bus in Canberra, we ask you take a few moments to familiarise yourself with our services and how best to prepare yourself for bus travel.

For more information on attraction opening times and prices, refer to the Visit Canberra website.

INNER NORTH Weekday Route(s)SaturdaySunday
ACT Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Cultural Centre 81981 981
Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centres 2, 7, 9, 10909, 910, 936 /937, 939909, 910, 936 /937, 939
Anzac Parade / Australian War Memorial 10, 81910, 981910, 981
Australian Catholic University 2936/937936/937
Australian Defence Force Academy / Royal Military College 9, 10909, 910909, 910
Australian National Botanic Gardens 81 981 981
Australian National University 3, 7 (also Blue Rapid 300 series, 40) 934 (also Blue Rapid 300, 940) 934 (also Blue Rapid 300, 940)
Braddon / The Hamlet / The Hive 56, 57, 58, 101932, 956, 958, 980932, 956, 958, 980
Canberra Airport 11/11A11A11A
Canberra and Region Visitors Centre / Regatta Point Red Rapid 200 series, 81, 2, 3 (Gold Line) 981, 932, 934981, 932, 934
Capital Region Farmers Markets / Exhibition Park in Canberra Red Rapid 200 series, 56, 57, 58200, 956, 958200, 956, 958
Commonwealth Park / Floriade (Seasonal) / Lake Burley Griffin / National Capital Exhibition Blue Rapid 300 series, 1, 2 & 3 (Gold Line), 80, 81Blue Rapid 300, 932, 934, 935, 981Blue Rapid 300, 932, 934, 935, 981
CSIRO Discovery Centre 81 981981
Dickson 7 (also Red Rapid 200 series, 30, 31, 39, 56, 57, 58) 939 (also 932, 200, 956, 958, 980) 939 (also 932, 200, 956, 958, 980)
National Arboretum Canberra 81 981 981
National Convention Centre Canberra Red Rapid 200 series, 11938, 980938, 980
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia 3, 7934934
National Zoo & Aquarium 81 981 981
INNER SOUTH Weekday Route(s)SaturdaySunday
Beijing Garden / Canberra-Nara Peace Park / Lennox Gardens Blue Rapid 300 series Blue Rapid 300, 932Blue Rapid 300, 932
Canberra Glassworks / Old Bus Depot Markets Red Rapid 200 series, 80935, 938, 980935, 938, 980
Canberra Railway Station Red Rapid 200 series, 80980980
Canberra Outlet Centre Red Rapid 200 series, 80980980
Commonwealth Place / International Flag Display / Reconciliation Place 1, 2 & 3 (Gold Line), 80, 81934, 935, 981934, 935, 981
High Court of Australia / National Gallery of Australia / National Portrait Gallery 1, 2 & 3 (Gold Line), 80934, 935934, 935
Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House 1, 2 & 3 (Gold Line), 81934, 935, 981934, 935, 981
National Archives of Australia 1 (also Red Rapid 200 series, 2 & 3 (Gold Line), 4 & 6 (Green Line)) 934, 935, 938934, 935, 938
National Library of Australia / Questacon – the National Science and Technology Centre 1, 2 & 3 (Gold Line), 80, 81934, 935, 981934, 935, 981
National Museum of Australia 7, 81934, 981934, 981
Parliament House 1, 81934, 981934, 981
Royal Australian Mint 1, 2932 932
BELCONNEN Weekday Route(s)SaturdaySunday
Australian Institute of Sport / GIO Stadium 7 980 980
University of Canberra Blue Rapid 300 series, 3, 7 , 30, 31, 250Blue Rapid 300, 932, 934 , 954, 980Blue Rapid 300, 932, 934 , 954, 980
GUNGAHLIN Weekday Route(s)SaturdaySunday
Canberra Reptile Zoo / Federation Square 51/251, 52 /252 951, 952 951, 952
Cockington Green Gardens / National Dinosaur Museum 51/251, 52 /252 951, 952 951, 952


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