Visiting Canberra

(Canberra, Australian Capital Territory - ACT, Australia)

Canberra is home to a true mixture of contemporary architecture, important monuments and impressive museums, reflecting the growth of both the city and country.

A modern capital, the city of Canberra is the official seat of Australia's Parliament and was established at the beginning of the 20th century.

Visiting Canberra: Places to Visit

  • Walking tours, led by experienced guides and taking in many of the city's most notable sights
  • Cruises, with regular boat rides around Lotus Bay, offering superb views of the Canberra skyline
  • Helicopters Tours, a memorable way to see the city, departing from Canberra Airport
  • Canberra Observatory, standing on the northern side of Canberra, featuring an impressive planetarium
  • CSIRO Discovery, located in the heart of the city, a scenic spot with many interactive exhibits and natural history attractions
  • Lake Burley Griffin, standing alongside the Scrivener Dam, containing the Captain Cook Memorial Water Jet, an iconic water feature
  • Lake Ginninderra, situated in the Belconnen area of Canberra, offering a host of native flora and fauna
  • Ginninderra Blacksmith's Workshop, a historic working blacksmith in Canberra's Gungahlin district
  • Gold Creek Village, containing many appealing craft shops and cafés, centred around Federation Square
  • National Archives of Australia, located along Queen Victoria Terrace and containing many of the country's most important documents
  • National Library of Australia, on Parkes Place, on the southern side of central Canberra
  • Royal Australian Mint, featuring historic exhibitions about the currency in Australia, together with a popular gift shop
  • New Parliament House, a famous Canberra building which is the seat of the city's government and stands in the Capital Hill area
  • Old Parliament House, used by the Australian Federal Parliament until 1988
  • Government House, a beautiful building which is situated in Canberra's Yarralumla district, dating back to the early 20th century
  • Telstra Tower, a striking landmark which provides excellent panoramic views of the city
  • American War Memorial, an important landmark on Sir Thomas Blamey Square
  • Canberra Theatres, which include the ANU Arts Centre on Union Court, the Canberra Theatre Centre in Civic Square, the Gorman House Arts Centre along Ainslie Avenue, Street Theatre on University Avenue, and Theatre 3 on Ellery Crescent

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