Canberra Tourism

Canberra is filled with all types of fun, interesting things to do for couples, singles or families. The capital city of Australia has national museums, tourist attractions, historical sites and many natural wonders. You can stay in posh hotels, or you can camp in the bushland surrounding the city. Whatever you want to do, you'll find it in abundance in Canberra.

History

Canberra is a planned metropolis that architect Walter Burley Griffin envisioned as a garden city for some 25,000 people. The design was completed in 1912, and construction began in 1913. Political and economic complications prevented the city from being completed until the 1960s. Canberra is currently home to about 300,000 people. However, due to the unique de-centralized design, the city never feels crowded.

Things to Do

Floriade NightFest
Floriade NightFest.
Floriade is Australia's "Celebration of Spring", and is a world-class floral exhibition. More than a million blooms go into the show, which stretches from mid September to Mid October.

As well as the stunning exibits, there are also horticultural workshops, music, local artistry and events that include the specacular Floriade NightFest.

If you like cultural attractions, you're in luck. Canberra is teeming with art museums and historical attractions for the entire family. Here's a list of a few of them.

Canberra has a lively nightlife due to the many young people who call it home. There are more cafes and restaurants per person than anywhere in Australia. If you like hitting the nightclubs or sampling local food, you'll love Canberra. If this has convinced you to visit, then you'll be happy to know that Canberra is an easy drive from Sydney, or you can snap up cheap flights from Melbourne or Perth.

Children's Attractions

If you're traveling with children, try these Canberra sites that cater to kids of all ages.

Where to Stay in Canberra

Canberra has all sorts of accommodations in town. You can try a quaint bed and breakfast, a luxurious hotel, an apartment, a youth hostel or a campsite. It all depends on your style. One thing's for sure, you won't run out of things to do in Canberra.

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