is the capital and the seventh largest city in Australia
situated some 250 km south-west of Wollongong
. The population of Canberra is about 367,800 people (census of 2013). Thousands of tourists visit Canberra every year to see its museums and art museums and galleries.
The nearest airport Canberra (IATA: CBR) is about 10 km away.
Interesting places in Canberra
The Australian War Memorial is Australia's national memorial to the members of all its armed forces and supporting organisations who have died or participated in the wars of the Commonwealth of Australia. The memorial includes an extensive national military museum.
The National Gallery of Australia is the premier art gallery and museum in Australia, holding over 120, 000 works of art. It was established in 1967 by the Government of Australia as a national public art gallery.
The National Library of Australia is the country's largest reference library, responsible under the terms of the National Library Act for " maintaining and developing a national collection of library material, including a comprehensive collection of library material relating to Australia and the Australian people. "
The National Museum of Australia was formally established by the National Museum of Australia Act 1980. It did not have a permanent home until March 2001, when it was officially opened in the national capital Canberra. The National Museum preserves and interprets Australia's social history, exploring the key issues, people and events that have shaped the nation.
Questacon – the National Science and Technology Centre, is located on the southern shore of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra, Australia. It is a large centre with more than 200 interactive exhibits relating to science and technology.
The National Zoo and Aquarium is a privately owned zoo and aquarium in the Australian capital city Canberra. It is located in Yarralumla at the western end of Lake Burley Griffin alongside Scrivener Dam.
Old Parliament House, formerly known as the Provisional Parliament House, was the seat of the Parliament of Australia from 1927 to 1988. The building was opened in 9 May 1927 as a temporary base for the Commonwealth Parliament following its relocation from Melbourne to the new capital, Canberra, until a more permanent building could be constructed. In 1988, the Commonwealth Parliament transferred to the new Parliament House on Capital Hill. It also serves as a venue for temporary exhibitions, le…
Commonwealth Park is in Canberra, Australia, on the north side of Lake Burley Griffin. The annual spring Floriade festival is held in the park. The gardens were designed by the eminent British landscape designer, Dame Sylvia Crowe in 1964 at the time the Lake was filled.
If you have already seen Canberra, there are still plenty of things to do on the outskirts of the city. If you are around, try one of the following places:
Also, check out the photographs of other travellers of the area.