Canberra Heritage Tour

Half-day heritage tours (4.5 hours)

These tours uncover quirky hidden heritage gems and secrets in and around city and Parliamentary Triangle.

Canberra’s story is as fascinating as it is diverse.

Private tours, on demand

Half day, morning or afternoon

Discounted prices start at $478 for up 7 people in your own private group

For your safety, we travel with your own group only — no others on board.

Entertaining tour with bestselling author, Marg Wade

COVID Safety procedures

So much to discover about Canberra’s story

Private tour for 1 to 7 participants. Larger groups catered for — talk to us.

Tour Details

Canberra’s history dates back 45 million years, and you will see evidence of this on tour. Aboriginal people managed and lived on these lands for the last 60,000 years. European settlement in this area began in around the 1820s. Between these significant timeframes, there is so much to discover on a Canberra Secrets heritage tour as you learn Canberra’s story.

Learn about Canberra’s Indigenous history, the significance of the capital’s name and its link back to its first nations people. Be immersed in the detail of the Canberra story — why is the city here? What is its function today and how did that happen?

Discover the tenacity of the early settlers and see the evidence of their efforts. Learn about a young nation forging ahead on the world stage, its losses and its triumphs. See memorials to lives lost and efforts made. Witness architecture and design of a burgeoning nation and how things were made to ‘do’ in tough times. And see how all the strands of history leads us to the Canberra of today. The perfect tour for residents and visitors alike.

You will be collected from your city hotel or designated pickup point. As this is a private tour, departure times are negotiable, this tour can morning or afternoon, (subject to availabilty). Please discuss your requirements with us.

Itinerary planning and all bookings are done for you. Sit back, relax and enjoy this fully-guided tour. You are in expert hands.

Discover hidden heritage gems and secrets

This tour includes entry to some national attractions, a little walking, as well as vehicle travel. You will receive a comprehensive glimpse of times gone by, provided in an entertaining and informative manner.

You will travel the Canberra story journey, witnessing detail of the past and interpreting how it all fits into the present. The perfect tour for residents and visitors — there is so much to discover! 

What You Should Bring
Wear comfortable shoes
Wear sunscreen
Be ready for some fun!

Hosted by Canberra’s Leading Expert

marg wadeMarg Wade is recognised as the leading expert in the national capital and the surrounding area. A regular on local radio and bestselling author of ‘Canberra Secrets’ the definitive book on the capital, now in its third edition.


Morning cuppa. Water on board.


Canberra Secrets Personalised Tours vehicle is modern, comfortable, and seats seven passengers. If you have a bigger group, we get a bigger vehicle.