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Canberra Area Highlights & Essential Things To Do
Discover Your Local Canberra Area
The city of endless delights has something for every lifestyle: a unique workforce, an appetite for the arts, modern cafes, fine restaurants and thriving bars and nightclubs. Canberra and surrounds offers cultural diversity and an abundance of activities and local attractions.
There won't be a dull moment at the nation's capital where the small population and close proximity of everything to everything else means that you'll always know what's on in the area. Immerse yourself within the lush meadows that cradle Canberra where mysteries lie just beneath your feet. Escape from the city and experience an array of native plants in a spectacular bushland setting at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Cycle behind the Australian War Memorial to Mount Ainslie lookout for beautiful views of Canberra's plan design. Breathtaking views emerge of the Australian War Memorial, Anzac Parade and Parliament House as the sun sets while the city's buildings and streets illuminate. Enjoy mountain-biking at the world class research and engineering facility at Mount Stromlo and relish the sweeping views of the Brindabella Ranges, from the Cotter Dam to the Yass Valley.
Commemorate and connect with the tales of the brave men and women serving Australia at The Australian War Memorial. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Hall of Valour are both a moving sight to experience and are highly recommended. Visit the contemporary and innovative National Gallery of Australia, displaying artworks from some of the world's most famous artists such as Jackson Pollock, Picasso and Monet. If you're looking for things to do outside the city, experience the treasures of the surrounding regions in any season, including the Canberra District Wine Region, the historic townships, or the lush highlands. Nothing beats a delicious meal and a few drinks overlooking Canberra's man-made Lake Burley Griffin. Take a cruise, catch a ferry, or hire a boat. Whatever you choose, surrounding the lake are tranquil parks, picnic areas, cycling and walking paths.
The outer regions of Canberra are overflowing with diversity, identity, art, outdoor pursuits and charm for all tastes. You may visit the vibrant region brimming with endless opportunities and just choose to stay there.
Canberra Events & What's On
- 2017 Summer Festival of Bridge QT Canberra
- 2017 Australia Day in the Park Commonwealth Park in Canberra
- 2017 Australia Day Fireworks Spectacular @ Regatta Point Regatta Point
- A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum National Museum of Australia
- Prime Minister's XI vs Sri Lanka @ Manuka Oval Manuka Oval (Startrack Oval)
- Piranhas don't eat bananas (Ages 5-8) (Gungahlin Library) Gungahlin Library
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