CANBERRA & SURROUNDS
CANBERRA - THE CAPITAL OF AUSTRALIA
Canberra, the capital of Australia, is set in a landscape of Australian bushland, approximately 280 kilometres south of Sydney, with a population of 320,000 people. Canberra’s impressive collection of national attractions tells the story of Australia and its people, making Canberra a must-see destination on every Australian holiday.
Canberra reveals Australia’s passion for sports and the great outdoors. Witness this passion at the Australian Institute of Sport, seeing a football game, going bushwalking, floating in a hot air balloon, horse riding, playing a round of golf or watching high performance cars burn rubber.
Canberra is home to many of
Australia's premier museums and galleries. Visit the National Museum of
Australia for a hands-on look at the nation, or the National Gallery of
Australia for important international and local artworks. Canberra features many
other galleries and museums - allow plenty of time.
Floriade welcomes spring to
Canberra. The free festival features a vast display of flowers in Commonwealth
Park by Lake Burley Griffin. Held from mid-September to mid-October, well over a
million plants are on show. Each year has a different theme, as well as
eateries, entertainment and crafts.