Canberra: The Australian Capital
The capital city of Australia, Canberra boasts a rich history full of fascinating moments that have shaped nations past. There is so much to see, do and enjoy during your holidays in Canberra. Whether you're looking to get up close and personal with Australia's governmental sites, or take in the natural beauty of the surrounding area, a getaway to Canberra can be a great holiday for all the family.
History Brought to Life
Museums, memorials, galleries and hidden treasures and interesting pastimes are available to you if you just know where to look. The Canberra Museum and Gallery displays Canberra’s history in the community with a permanent portrayal of Canberra’s greatest nation. Be chuffed as you walk through this contemporary Museum. Visit the one of kind century old homesteads Lanyon Homestead built in 1850s and Mugga Mugga historical cottage built in 1870s which provide great insight into Australia’s outback and lifestyle.
Australian War Memorial
Holidays in Canberra should include a trip to the Australian War Memorial, a great way to learn about the Memorial through the free guided tour. Exhibits include the Colonial Conflicts, First and Second World War, Aircraft Hall, ANZAC Hall, The Hall of Memory and the stunning, nationally revered Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier. Be whisked away to the past and remember those who have fallen to give us the world we are in today.
Nature at Its Best
For breathtaking beauty at its finest, Black Mountain Tower is a must-see sight to experience when visiting Canberra. Black Mountain Tower has been open since 1980 and specialises in spectacular views of Canberra and its surrounds. Day or night this site holds its own magic power to make your visit to Canberra truly special and memorable. Sip tea at the Cage or browse through the art gallery or for a unique dining experience, spend an evening at the revolving Alto Tower Restaurant.
Seeking a unique and intriguing experience during your trip to the ACT? Visit the art galleries and exhibits on offer. Local art galleries that will question your creativity showcase ANCA Galleries, M16 Art Space, and Canberra Contemporary Art Space - for something different, the Canberra Glassworks is a unique place to visit.
Spend a day exercising your mind on a visit to The National Science and Technology Centre. The Centre won the Qantas 2010 Australian Tourism Awards for Tourist Attractions. The Centre provides a learning experience that does not feel like learning rather more play time. Priding themselves on providing an engaging experience through helping people to be interactive rather than sit on the sidelines.
Holidays in Canberra do not have to be a stressful time trying to find accommodation. Holiday rentals, however, provide a simple and easy approach to finding and booking accommodation online. Privately leased places are available for you and your guests to stay during your holiday. Canberra is a destination that has much history to discover as well as attractions for all ages. Scenic landscapes are created from every corner of Canberra, through rural landscapes outside the city, to seeing Canberra light up at night you will love spending every moment in this relaxed place.