The Namadgi National Park and the Tidinbilla Nature Reserve are
close to Canberra making this area a favorite for hikers.
The best way to get to Canberra is to drive or to fly depending
on your starting point. The airport is only 4 miles from the city
Maximum temperatures range from 50
to 80 degrees F depending on the time of the year.
Some Key Attractions:
Parliament House is the center of
attention in Canberra. It is built into the peak of Capital Hill
and guided tours are available where you will learn about the
story of democracy in Australia. You can also observe Australia's
political process if Parliament is in session.
The Australian War Memorial was built to commemorate all
Australians who lost their lives at war. The Roll of Honour
lists all 102,600 names of those who have died. There is also
a Reflecting Pool and a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
which gives the city a feeling similar to Washington D.C.
The National Gallery of Australia is home to 100,000 works
of art with a diverse origin and style. It opened in 1982 and
the core of the art works are Australian, including an Aboriginal
The National Museum of Australia explores the heritage
of Australia from the early Aboriginal days to the days of European
settlement up until now.
The Australian National Botanic Gardens is home to a huge
collection of Australian native plants. Approximately 90,000 plants
and 5,000 species are on display.
The Royal Australian Mint has made more than 8 billion
coins since 1965. Visitors can see designers at work, watch coins
being made, learn about the history of Australian currency and
purchase some of the commemorative coins that have been produced.
Questacon is the National Science and Technology Center
with 200 hands on exhibits that help to make the education of
science fun and entertaining.
Namadgi National Park covers almost 50% of the Australian
Capital Territory and is located only 22 miles south of Canberra.
The rugged bush land, rivers, snowy mountains and valleys make
this a popular area to hike or to just get away from it all.
Key Link: Visit
Canberra - Official Tourism Site