- Resort type: City resort
- Landscape: Swamp, Town, Mountains, Broadleaf Forest, Lakes, Plain, Riverside, Savanna, Tropical Forest, Hills, Cliffs, Alpine Meadows
- What to do: Cycling, Golf, Downhill Skiing, Mountain Trails, Natural Parks & Reserves, Horse Riding, Historical & Architectural Monuments, Hiking, Shopping, Nightlife, Zoos
Canberra is the capital and the largest city of Australia. It is located 280 km from Sydney and 650 km from Melbourne.
Canberra is a small and inviting city with a number of historical and architectural landmarks, museums and parklands. Excursion tourism enthusiasts can take a tour of Australian Parliament House and visit the Аustralian War Memorial which commemorates Australian soldiers. One can enjoy great views of Canberra from the top of Telstra TV Tower.
A wide array of museums is available for curious travellers coming there on holidays. One will learn about the parliamentary history of Australia at the Museum of Australian Democracy. Vacationers will be surprised by a strange-shaped building of the National Museum of Australia. Kids will enjoy visiting Questacon, a science centre with interactive exhibits.
Lake Burley Griffin and its surrounding parklands are popular with recreational visitors. Bike and bridle paths are available. The Booroomba Rocks Walk offers mountain hiking trails for outdoor adventurers. Visitors to the Namadgi National Park are invited to walk, hike and trek, as well as to learn about the country’s wildlife. Mountain skiing is possible on the slopes of Mount Franklin during winter.
Shopaholics and their travel companions will find brand-name goods at boutiques in Canberra Centre. Blown glassware is available at Canberra Glassworks gallery. Authentic souvenirs and natural flowers are offered at Old Bus Depot Markets.
Golf enthusiasts are invited to the Federal Golf Club. Go to Palace Electric Cinema to see the latest cinema releases. Those travelling with children should visit Sky Zone Trampoline Park. Skating is available at Belco Skate Park. At ACT Racing Club one can take horse riding lessons.
Pialligo Estate Farmhouse Restaurant offers classic Australian dishes. French menu is offered at Les Bistronomes.
Those who want to party all night long are invited at ANU Union Bar. At Canberra Irish Club one can sing karaoke and have an authentic Irish beer.