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GPS: -35.3067, 149.1243
Altitude: 581 m
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Last update: 2012-10-22 07:19:05

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Canberra is the capital city of Australia . It is located in the south-eastern part of the country, approximately 300 km from Sydney and 650 km from Melbourne . At present, Canberra has a population of approximately 352 thousand.

About the capital city of Australia

Canberra is the largest inland Australian city. It is situated on the banks of the Molonglo River, and the river has created a lake right in the middle of the city. The lake is called Burley Griffin. Canberra is the capital city due to disputes in the past - there was a lot of quarrel to decide which city should be the capital, whether Sydney or Melbourne. As a -give-and-take, in 1908, a decision was made, and a new city of Canberra was built. Its name, translated from aboriginal language, means “Meeting Point“. The city layout was entirely planned, and its look was inspired by Chicago. it was designed by architect Walter Burley Griffin.

The Parliament and significant buildings

The first public buildings appeared in Canberra in 1913. The Old Parliament was built in 1927. At present, it is a museum. The building of the New Parliament, located near the Old Parliament premises, was completed in 1988. It is a very interesting structure and its roof, a part of the surrounding park, offers wonderful views of the city. Among other buildings of national importance, there is the National Library, the Australian High Court, the National Archive and the Australian Science Academy.

Tourist attractions

There are numerous attractive places in the city of Canberra, for example, the Australian War Memorial with a large staircase and a wide boulevard (ANZAC) . The monument commemorates victims of wars, Australian citizens. The ANZAC (abbrev. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Boulevard offers eleven stops that commemorate the war conflicts and soldiers of Australia and New Zealand who died at that time. Then there is a distinctive hill, called Black Mountain (812 m above sea) , with a 195.2 m high Telstra Tower, erected on its top. The tower offers three lookout platforms. At the level of 54 m, you can visit a restaurant that turns around in 83 minutes. Another popular destination is Griffin Lake. In the middle of the lake, there is a monument dedicated to Captain Cook, the discoverer of the Australian continent. Perhaps oldest buildings in Canberra could be the Baptist Church of St. George and the adjacent school. Tourists who love nature and wildlife can visit the National Botanical Gardens and the National Aquarium which includes the Zoo (the Australian Wildlife Sanctuary) . There are some 100 thousand of vegetable species in the botanical gardens, including rare species. In the aquarium, you can observe sea wildlife and vegetation from glass tunnels, elevated platforms or loopholes directed under the surface. In the zoo you can study original Australian animals. One of the biggest attractions in Canberra is the Cocking Green, which is a miniature English village in a beautiful park. The buildings in this locality reach up to your knees...


Canberra offers a variety of museums. Among the most interesting there are, for example, the (National Gallery of Australia ) , the (National Museum of Australia ) and the (National Portrait Gallery Australia ) .

Tourist services

Canberra offers a wide range of accommodation facilities. The basic offer can be found HERE . In addition, there are shopping malls, shops, bars and restaurants. The most popular shopping centres are the Canberra Centre and the Belconnen Mall. Canberra is the city of markets where you can buy food, craft products and other interesting items. The traditional village fair takes place every Saturday from 8 to 11 o´clock and offers local agricultural production. Most of important markets are held at the Old Bus Depot. There are numerous, very good restaurants in Canberra, for example, the Aubergine Restaurant, Courgette Restaurant, Ottoman Cuisine Restaurant, Maestral Seafood Restaurant, Belluci's Restaurant, Four Rivers Sichuan Chinese Restaurant, Portia's Place, Grazing and Rama's.


In the course of the year, Canberra is the venue of celebrations, festivals and feasts. Among the most popular, there are the Floriade (Flower Festival) , the Summernats (tuning cars) , the Multicultural Festival (music) , the International Food Fare (food) , and the Diplomatic Charity Bazaar where embassy employees sell specific goods manufactured in their countries. The money yielded from the sale is sent to charities. Another famous event is the National Folk Festivaland the Canberra show.


Canberra is easy to access by car, bus or train. There are regular lines from Melbourne and Sydney . The nearest airport is Canberra International Airport. It is located at the eastern edge of the city. By car, use the motorway no. 31 and then the motorway no. 23 or the road no. 25. Another option is roads no. 23 or 52. There is a good local transportation system (buses) in Canberra.

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