By Margaret Wade

Canberra Secrets

Your Guide To The Capital

Your ‘go-to’ guide to Canberra for residents and visitors. Updated to include the latest things to see, do, explore and enjoy in and around the city.

Hundreds of secrets divulged in the city and beyond:
✓ iconic national attractions
✓ unique Aboriginal and European heritage
✓ adventures, walks and jaunts
✓ nature and wildlife
✓ festivals and events
✓ food and wine

Best Selling Author

Marg Wade

Marg grew up in the Blue Mountains NSW and came to Canberra as a young teacher. She very quickly fell in love with the city and its surrounds.

Tired of hearing so much negativity from people who didn’t understand the city, she decided to write her first book about its true character, exposing the hidden gems and ‘secrets’ within. 

That original book was titled Canberra’s Secrets and published in 1999. It was an instant success.

Due to demand, she subsequently published an updated 2nd edition and then the 3rd edition in 2018. Around 12,000 copies of these informative guide books have been sold.


Wonderful. Canberra is so much more than the tired old clichés of politicians and roundabouts.

– Alex Sloan, 2017 Canberran of the Year

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2019 Tourism Commendations

2019 Tourism Commendations

2019 was a huge year for Canberra Secrets Personalised Tours, and owner, Marg Wade. Mid-way through the year Marg was awarded the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) Captain Trevor Haworth Award for outstanding contribution to the Australian Tourism Industry....

Thank You Canberra

Thank You Canberra

Owner of Canberra Secrets Personalised Tours, Marg Wade, was thrilled to be announced the winner of the Micro Business Award in the 2019 Canberra Women in Business Awards. Pictured here is Marg Wade, second from left, along with winners of all categories of the...

Magna Carta a gem on the Hill

Magna Carta a gem on the Hill

Sitting in a special display case in Parliament House is an original copy of the inspeximus issue of the 1297 charter (an inspeximus issue is basically a reissue of the Magna Carta with amendments). The Magna Carta, Latin for Great Charter, is one of the most famous...

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