Canberra is the national capital of Australia, located inland, about 240 Km south-west of Sydney.
Canberra is about 3 hours drive south-west of Sydney, or 7 hours drive north of Melbourne.
If you are flying in from overseas, it is best to fly into Sydney. The drive from Sydney to Canberra is all on freeway/tollway and the range of rider support vehicles for hire is greater in Sydney. This may also save you some money, as excess baggage charges within Australia can be relatively expensive.
The major airlines in Australia are QANTAS and Virgin Blue. Canberra airport is 7 Km from the city centre, or 18 Km from the event village.
With a good highway system linking Canberra to surrounding New South Wales, driving to Canberra is simple. Stop at the Canberra & Regional Visitors Centre at 330 Northbourne Avenue for helpful information on your way into town.
From Sydney. Direct Driving Route: (3 hours) Leave Sydney via the M5 tollway, connecting to Hume Highway 31. Turn off after Goulburn onto the Federal Highway
From Melbourne. Direct Driving Route: (7 hours) Follow the City Link tollway to the Western Ring Road, connecting to the Hume Highway. Near Yass, take the Barton Highway turnoff to Canberra.
From Adelaide. Direct Driving Route: (11 hours) Take the South Eastern freeway towards the Mallee Highway and Sturt Highway, connecting to the Hume Highway. At Yass, take the Barton Highway turnoff to Canberra.
From Brisbane. Direct Driving Route: (13 hours) Follow the Pacific Highway south to Sydney then take the Hume Highway to Goulburn, turning onto the Federal Highway to Canberra.
From the Snowy Mountains. Direct Driving Route: (2.5 hours) Follow the Kosciusko Road to Cooma, and then follow the Monaro Highway to Canberra.
From the South Coast. Direct Driving Route: (2 hours) Take the Kings Highway to Queanbeyan and continue on to Canberra.