Highlights Tours

Showcasing Canberra’s attractions and the city sights — and you’ll discover the ‘secrets’ and quirky stories that unlock Canberra’s heart and soul. Canberra’s highest-rated guided tour.

Private tours, on demand.

Choice of three tours. Tell us which you prefer.

Discounted prices start at $478 for up to 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

Choice of three tours


Half day (4.5 hours)
Three-quarter day (6.5 hours)
Full day (8 hours)

All tours cover the main city sights including Parliament House, War Memorial, Mount Ainslie, Parliamentary Triangle, embassies. Longer tours spend more time at national attractions and include additional attractions.

Pickup and return from city hotels or designated central pickup point.

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

Note: Our tours always have fresh, current content and are not a cookie-cutter approach. Tours are also tailored to suit your interests.

Booked Canberra Secrets on the off chance they were available on Australia Day. Got lucky, Marg Wade is charming, knowledgeable and worth every penny of the tour cost. Personalised tour of Parliament House, National Portrait Gallery and the War Memorial as well as a tour of the locality and the Embassies … 
Lorraine2013, TripAdvisor, January 2019. 


Experience Canberra’s premium guided tour with passionate local author and Canberra expert, Marg Wade, on a Canberra Secrets Highlights Tour. Delight in discovering the very best of the nation’s capital, with many quirky secrets revealed especially for you! Tours are tweaked to suit your interests and may include:
  • Viewing national attractions including Parliament House, Australian War Memorial, Museum of Australian Democracy, National Museum, National Gallery, Portrait Gallery, National Library, Questacon, National Carillon, Royal Australian Mint — with guided tours through some of these
  • Question time at Parliament House (currently not available during COVID restrictions)
  • Viewing the Parliamentary Triangle and Canberra’s embassies
  • Taking in the glorious view from Mt Ainslie
  • Learning about Canberra’s cultural, natural and pioneering heritage
  • Viewing memorials on Anzac Parade
  • Experiencing the very moving Last Post-closing ceremony at the Australian War Memorial
  • And lots more!
A 'Must' for Visitors to Canberra

Each tour provides you with your own unique experience.

You’ll see the sights but also discover the ‘secrets’ and the quirky back stories that are little known, behind the scenes.

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

Hosted by Canberra author and leading Canberra expert

marg wade

This is a premium product with Canberra’s best tour guide, the author of three editions of Canberra Secrets, a hugely successful guidebook to the capital.

Marg knows Canberra so well, you can also hear her regularly sharing Canberra secrets on local radio stations, 2CA and 2CC.

You’ll discover Canberra that that will leave you saying ‘Wow, this is brilliant, I didn’t know that!’


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

Discounted Prices for a limited time only

Private Half-day tour (1pm to 5.30pm) $598 reduced by 20%  – $478
Private Three-quarter day tour (11am to 5.30pm) $798 reduced by 20% – $638

Private Full-day tour (9.30am to 5.30pm) $998 reduced by 20% – $798