Backpacking Canberra & the Australian Capital Territory (A.C.T.)

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    CANBERRA IS AUSTRALIA'S CAPITAL, YOU WILL FIND PLENTY OF THINGS TO DO AND SEE HERE, LIKE VISITING PARLIAMENT HOUSE, WHICH IS IN THE CENTRE OF THE PICTURE: Photo - John Baker, courtesy of Australian Capital Tourism
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    YOU WILL FIND LOTS OF IMPRESSIVE LANDSCAPES AND VISTAS THAT LEAD TO SOME OF AUSTRALIA'S MOST IMPORTANT PLACES: Photo courtesy of Australian Capital Tourism
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    THERE ARE SO MANY NATIONAL ATTRACTIONS TO VISIT, LIKE THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL: Photo courtesy of Australian Capital Tourism
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    MANY OF AUSTRALIA'S MOST IMPRESSIVE MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES ARE IN CANBERRA, LIKE THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA: Photo - Geoff Lung, courtesy of Australian Capital Tourism
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    CANBERRA ALSO HOLDS SOME EXCELLENT FESTIVALS, LIKE THE SUMMERNATS - AN ANNUAL STREET MACHINE FESTIVAL - Photo courtesy of Australian Capital Tourism
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    THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY HAS SOME GREAT NATURAL SPACES, LIKE THE TIDBINDILLA NATURE RESERVE, WHICH IS PERFECT FOR VARIOUS OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Photo - Chris Holly, courtesy of Australian Capital Tourism
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Canberra & the A.C.T. Highlights

  • There are so many excellent attractions to visit including some of Australia's major museums and galleries, the Australian Institute of Sport, Australian War Memorial, Questacon National Science and Technology Centre, Royal Australian Mint, Old Parliament House and New Parliament House to name just a few.

  • The city is surrounded by natural bushland and hills, which are great for outdoor activities such as bushwalking, abseiling, rock climbing, mountain biking and cycling.

  • Visit Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Namadgi National Park, which are known for their scenery, walking trails, wildlife and Aboriginal rock art

  • Canberra has a busy calendar of major events and festivals.

About Canberra & the Australian Capital Territory

 

Australian Capital Territory (A.C.T.)

Population 340,000

The Australian Capital Territory consists of the nation's capital, the city of Canberra in the north, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve in the southwest and Namadgi National Park in the south.

There is plenty to do and see in this compact territory, ranging from many of Australia's national attractions and major events to experiencing the scenery, wildlife, walking trails and Aboriginal rock art of Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Namadgi National Park.

This is all located just 3 hours drive from Sydney and 7 hours drive from Melbourne.

Canberra

The nation's capital is a fascinating place because it has been meticulously planned and built, making it very easy to get around on foot, on a bike, or by car.

The centrepiece that divides the city into north and south is Lake Burley Griffin. This is a man-made lake named after the American architect who won an international competition to design the city. Parklands and many of the city's main attractions surround the lake. It is also popular for a variety of water sports and activities.

There is so much to do and see in Canberra. Many of Australia's major cultural, historical, sporting and scientific museums, galleries and other attractions are located here. The city also has a busy calendar of events and festivals, hundreds of restaurants and cafes, wineries, good nightlife, markets, beautiful gardens and many sporting events to see.

The city is surrounded by natural bushland and hills, most of which is contained in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve in the southwest and Namadgi National Park in the south. These areas are great for outdoor activities such as bushwalking,  abseiling, rock climbing, mountain biking and cycling.

There is so much to see and do in Canberra and the Australian Capital Territory, it is definitely worth spending time here discovering all that it has to offer.

Orientation map for Canberra & the A.C.T.

 

Australian Capital Territory

 

Canberra


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Canberra and Region Visitors Centre

330 Northbourne Avenue
Dickson, Canberra, A.C.T.
Phone 1300 554 114
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