Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

WELCOME TO CANBERRA

Canberra is Australia’s capital.  Situated inland it is nicknamed “the bush capital” due to the fact it is surrounded by forest, farmland and nature reserves.  First selected as the capital in in 1911, it had previously been the site of a large sheep property of about 2000ha the middle of which is now the city centre.  Originally this had been the land of the indigenous Ngunnawal people prior to European settlement in 1824.

Exploring Canberra

 

A few of the recommendations:

Australian War Memorial

 
Winner of the 2016 Travellers' Choice Aware for number 1 landmark in Australia and the South Pacific, this memorial was established to commemorate the sacrifice of Australians who have died in war and to help visitors discover what it truly means to be Australian.

 

Parliament House

Take a tour to see Australian Democracy in Action or read the historical documents.  Visit the building roof to see some of the best views of Canberra the city has to offer.


Aboriginal Dreamings Gallery

  

Celebrating its 25 Anniversary, Aboriginal Dreaming is the place to go if you want to see some beautiful exhibits of Indigenous Art Work