Canberra is a wonderful city with many things to do and see. Below are a few helpful options and ideas to help you plan your visit. 


On Campus accommodation options. 

University house

65 Northbourne avenue, Canberra ACT 2600
T: + 61 2 6125 5276

Liversidge Court apartments 

Liversidge St, Acton ACT 2601
T: + 61 2 6125 1100

Off Campus accommodation options. 

Diamant Hotel Canberra

15 Edinburgh Avenue Canberra ACT 2601
T: 61 2 6175 2222

Hotel Hotel

25 Edinburgh Avenue Canberra ACT 2601
T: 61 2 6287 6287

Medina Executive James Court

74 Northbourne avenue, Canberra 2601
T: 61 2 6240 1234


65 Northbourne avenue, Canberra ACT 2600
T: (02) 6245 5000

Capital Executive Apartments

108 Northbourne Ave, Canberra ACT 2601
T: +61 2 6243 8333

Canberra YHA (Youth hostel Accommodation)

7 Akuna Street, Canberra City 2601
T: + 61 2 6248 1731


There are many ways to get around Canberra. Below is some useful information about Bus & Taxi transport around the ANU, the Airport and surrounding areas.


If you are catching a taxi to the ANU Mathematical Sciences Institute, ask to be taken to Kingsley Street, Drill Hall Gallery. From here, it is only a short walk to the Mathematical Sciences Building (John Dedman, Building 27). A Taxi will generally cost around $40 and will take roughly 15 minutes. Pricing and time may vary depending on traffic.

Taxi bookings can be made through Canberra Elite Taxis - 13 22 27

Airport Shuttle

Airport express buses to the city are cheaper but they will not take you directly to your destination. The buses stop at 3 locations marked in the map below. The most convenient stop for getting yourself to the ANU is West Row, Civic.

Shuttle prices:

- $10 one way

- $20 return

Action Buses

Canberra buses are a cheap and easy way of getting around town once you're here.

For more information about bus services visit:

Ticket prices:                                                                                                Cost

- Adult single trip with 90 minute transfer                                                     $4.20

- Adult daily                                                                                                  $8.00

- Concession and student single trip with 90 minute transfer                       $2.10

- Concession and student daily                                                                    $4.00

Sites and Attractions 


Floriade 2014 
Head down to Commonwealth park and enjoy one million flowers in bloom. Floriade is Canberra's most beautiful spring time event with stunning garden beds, entertainment, horticultural workshops and mini markets. 


The Australian War Memorial and Anzac Parade
Anzac Parade, Phone: 6243 4211

Australian National Botanic Gardens
Clunies Ross St, Acton
T: 6250 9540

Old Parliament House
King George Tce,  Parkes
T: 6270 8222
Entry:  adult $2, Con $1, Family $5

Telstra Tower
Black Mountain Drive, Acton
T: 6219 6111

The National Portrait Gallery
T: 6270 8236

The National Museum of Australia
Lawson Cres, Acton Peninsula, Acton.
T: 6208 5000 or 1800 026 132
Free entry to the standard museum and varying charges for temporary exhibitions.

National Film and Sound Archive
McCoy Circuit, Acton
T: 6248 2000

Mt Ainslie & Remembrance Nature Park
Slopes of Mt Ainslie
T: 6207 2113

Lake Burley Griffin
A short walk or cycle from the ANU or city centre. Lake Gurley Griffin is a beautiful walk on a lovely spring day. 


Updated:  26 April 2018/Responsible Officer:  Director/Page Contact:  School Manager