"Keeweechic's Canberra - ACT" Canberra by keeweechic

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Canberra, found in the northern part of Australians Capital Territory, is the capital of Australia and the only major inland city. It is sometimes called 'the bush capital' because of the areas of bushland reserve which extends almost to the city centre. Over half the ACT is classified as national park or nature reserve. The capital and city evolved after a dispute between Australia’s two largest cities, Sydney (3 hrs away) and Melbourne (7 hours away), over who would become the nations capital. The Federal Parliament sat in Melbourne until 1927 when the new Parliament House in Canberra was opened and is now the centre of Australians national government.

Set in a broad valley in the southern tablelands of New South Wales, Canberra is a well-planned lakeside city of parklands, diverse restaurants, beautiful bushland and leafy suburbs. Seen in many of the public buildings are some of Australia's most innovative architecture. Canberra has all the benefits of a cosmopolitan city, yet offers unique benefits in that it is only a two-hour drive to the South Coast and to numerous ski resorts in the magnificent Snowy. There are over 70 diplomatic embassies in Canberra which means that the city is very much multicultural and they celebrate this fact in Autumn when the Canberra's National Multicultural Festival in the autumn is held.

In my off the beaten path tips, I have included places that we stopped or stayed at either enroute to Canberra or after leaving Canberra.

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  • Jun 10, 2010 at 1:58 AM

    Australian National Botanic Gardens,Canberra Railway Museum,National Gallery of Australia,National Aquarium Australian Wildlife Sanctuary these are the national attractions. travelaustralia360.com/canbe...

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    Oct 1, 2006 at 2:42 AM

    Great presentation of less known Australian capital. I like your off the beaten paths most.

  • Tugboatguy's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2005 at 11:29 PM

    Hi KeeWee, The Australian War Memorial and Roll of Honor are both a great and humbling experience, not to be missed on any trip to Canberra. Very good pages and tips. Doug

  • Toyin's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2005 at 4:53 PM

    Yes Craic, very interesting page,..Je suis d'accord! Excellent pictures.

  • craic's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2004 at 8:44 AM

    A most interesting page!

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2003 at 11:43 PM

    one of the most unusual Australian City, quite artifical and very formal. and quite cold too but you presented Canberra realy great, the off the beaten path are spot on thanx KW for an other great page

  • CdnJane's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2003 at 8:43 PM

    Wonderfully explicit and readable information. Thank you for all you share with us, and your photos are terrific too.

  • alza's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2003 at 8:34 PM

    Why thank you! I never really saw info about Canberra before! liked the off-the-paths too!

  • MEdelmann's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2003 at 12:14 PM

    Great pics and superb infos! Happy Birthday, Keewee!

  • dedeckerm.'s Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2002 at 1:49 PM

    excellent page, beautiful pics


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