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Top 10 Things to Do in Canberra

top 10 things to do in Canberra, Australia

 

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Canberra is the youngest capital city of Australia and commonly known as the home of Australia’s government. However, Canberra is much more than just a political hotspot. It offers a great diversity of attractions and experiences. It’s a home of the best exhibitions of culture in the country, with a large emphasis on art, history and even wildlife that have played a role in shaping Australia to what it is today. With its diverse mix of man-made and natural attractions, Canberra is a place of discovery, learning and fun. As you explore the region you will also discover embassies, landmarks, markets, shopping, food and wine.

Check out our picks of the top 10 things to do in Canberra:

Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial is the national capital icon and is considered one of the nation’s best. The Australian War Memorial was opened in 1941. It is a collection of historical information, memorabilia, paintings reflecting to Australian men and women involvement in world war conflict. The collections range from Boer War (South African War), WWI to recent Gulf War, which covers large information. Also is a place for conserving Australian cultural heritage. […]

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New Parliament House

At 81metres high, the flagpole on New Parliament House is one of the world’s largest stainless steel structures. The sheer size of it is not easily appreciated from a distance, but get up close and it becomes more obvious. Although security now precludes going to the top of the grassed roof of the building, you will still be able to get sufficiently close to appreciate it fully. […]

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Parks /Gardens / Lakes

An annual flower display of truly international standards. If you are in town during Floriade you should not miss it though it is probably better to say if you are in town when it’s on you won’t miss it as, chances are, that will be the reason you are in town! […]

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Galleries / Museums

A great place to get your bearings and learn something of the story of the national capital through a combination of audio-visual displays, films, photographs and artifacts prior to going out and exploring. The Canberra “Sound and Light Show” with its scale model of central Canberra gives an excellent overview of the city’s layout and the location of all the main tourist sites. Also look out though the windows for an excellent view of the central basin of Lake Burley Griffin. […]

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The Telstra Tower / Black Mountain

Probably the most visited (over 430,000 visitors per annum) of the three main “peaks” in Canberra. The other two being Mount Ainslie and Red Hill Lookouts. It is the only one of the three that charges an admission fee. Given vegetation around the base of the tower you will see nothing unless you pay and go up the tower. […]

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Cockington Green

This miniature English village is a delight for everybody who visits. All made to such detail, even the height of the shrubs are made miniature. As you wander around beside each little area, is signage about that particular village, I am sure if you are from England or have visited, you would be able to compare. It is very well done, with fine little details.

Spring is the prettiest time to visit, but it is nice at any time of the year. You can get married in this beautiful setting as well.

I walked around twice as it was so nice, and on the second time, I found areas which I had missed the 1st time.

It’s only 15minutes from Canberra central. […]

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Old Parliament House

The building was designed by John Smith Murdoch and a team of assistants, and intended to be a ‘provisional’ building, until a permanant building could be constructed. The design extended from the building to include its gardens, décor and furnishings. The building is in the Simplified or “Stripped” Classical Style, commonly used for Australian government buildings constructed in Canberra during the 1920s and 1930s. […]

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Outdoor Adventure

Every year in March/April Canberra hosts a balloon spectacular (formally festival). For a couple of weeks up to 50 balloons gather together each morning on the lawns of Old Parliament House. The balloons, which come in all colours, shapes and sizes start inflating just after 6am and take to the skies between 6.30 and 7.00. Get these in time to see them inflating and gently drifting skywards, a truly amazing and surreal sight. […]

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Embassies

The embassies In Canberra are perhaps the only ones in the worlds that are tourist attractions.

There are 80 embassies scattered around the city of Canberra If you want to see them all its best to have the use of a car.Yarralumla IS the main region of embassies […]

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Science and Technology

This is a fully hands-on science museum, listed as The National Science and Technology Centre. It’s an unusual building, especially inside, where the walkway spirals upwards and the exhibition rooms are accessed through doorways as you ascend. […]

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