The driving distance from Sydney, Australia to Canberra, Australia is:

177 miles / 285 km

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Driving distance from Sydney, Australia to Canberra, Australia

The total driving distance from Sydney, Australia to Canberra, Australia is 177 miles or 285 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Sydney, Australia. It ends in Canberra, Australia.

If you are planning a road trip, you might also want to calculate the total driving time from Sydney, Australia to Canberra, Australia so you can see when you'll arrive at your destination.

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If you're meeting a friend, you might be interested in finding the city that is halfway between Sydney, Australia and Canberra, Australia.

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Canberra is home to Australia’s government. The capital city of Australia is located between the peak of Mount Ainslie and the shores of Lake Burley. It has a well-planned layout, is modern and green.

While you are there you must check out the Parliament of Australia. The Parliament House is open to the public and a guided tour is available every day of the year including weekends and public holidays except Christmas Day.

According to the Parliament website, visitors may view the proceedings of both the House of Representatives and the Senate from the Public Galleries in the Chambers whenever the Houses are in session.

Also check out the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) and National Gallery (NG) of Australia.

For detailed Canberra travel information please visit The city is close to historic townships, gourmet produce, nature and wineries. Less than 7 miles away from the city center is the Mount Majura Vineyard. Mount Majura Vineyard offers gumboot tours (self-guided nature trail) around the vineyard.

Sydney, Australia

City: Sydney
State: New South Wales
Country: Australia
Category: cities

Canberra, Australia

City: Canberra
State: Australian Capital Territory
Country: Australia
Category: cities

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