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Visiting Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Welcome to Canberra, the capital city of Australia located in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)! Canberra is a planned city, designed specifically to serve as the nation's capital, and is renowned for its excellent museums, art galleries, and national landmarks.

Getting to Canberra

Canberra is located approximately 150 kilometers (93 miles) southwest of Sydney and can be easily accessed by car or by bus. If you prefer to fly to Canberra, the Canberra International Airport offers daily flights to and from major cities in Australia.

Where to Stay

Canberra offers a wide range of accommodation options, from budget-friendly hostels to luxurious hotels. Some popular places to stay include:

  • Hyatt Hotel Canberra
  • Novotel Canberra
  • Adina Serviced Apartments Canberra
  • Canberra City YHA

What to Do

Canberra is home to many national landmarks and tourist attractions, including:

  • Australian War Memorial
  • Parliament House
  • National Gallery of Australia
  • Mount Ainslie Lookout
  • Lake Burley Griffin

Where to Eat

Canberra has a diverse food scene and offers many dining options, including:

  • Aubergine
  • Silotown
  • Eightysix
  • The Cupping Room

When to Visit

Canberra's pleasant climate makes it a great destination year-round. However, the best time to visit is during the spring (September to November) and the autumn (March to May), when the weather is mild and the city is bursting with colorful flowers and foliage.

Make sure to put Canberra on your Australia travel itinerary! With its rich culture, stunning landscapes, and diverse culinary scene, Canberra has something to offer every visitor.


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