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, and a great way to learn about the Memorial is 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 reverred 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 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 most 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.
Appreciate Local Artists
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 spark your creative mind are those such as ANCA Galleries, M16 Art Space, Canberra Contemporary Art Space and for something different, Canberra Glassworks is a unique place to visit.
Exercise Your Brain
Spend a day excerising 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 doesn't feel like learning - rather more play time! The Centre prides themselves on providing an engaging experience through helping people to be interactive, rather than sit on the sidelines.
Staying in Canberra
Holidays in Canberra do not have to be a stressful time trying to find accommodation. Holiday rentals 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 time in the capital city. Canberra is a destination that has much history to discover as well as attractions for all ages. Scenic landscapes can be seen from every corner of Canberra, through rural landscapes outside the city, to seeing Canberra lit up at night, you will love spending every moment in this relaxed destination.