Australia Capital Territory – Capital City Canberra

Canberra has many famous buildings and places to visit.  These include Parliament House, the High Court, the Australian Institute of Sport and the Australian War Memorial.  Canberra continues to grow with plenty of development in outlying suburbs and employment offered by many government departments and agencies.  People who live in or visit Canberra will notice the four seasons with summer normally particularly hot and dry and winter very cold and icy.



Top School Holiday Activities for Children

Australian War Memorial
A visit to the Australian War memorial will help you understand the experience of many Australian who have gone to war.

Royal Australian Mint
Visit the Royal Australian Mint to see where every single Australian coin is made.  Look out for Titan, who is one the strongest robots ever and make sure you visit the theatrette to see the story on how coins are made.

Lake Burley Griffin
There are plenty of tables and grassed areas to have a picnic at Lake Burley Griffin.  Enjoy watching the black swans and pelicans and if you feel energetic, grab a bike and ride around the lake.

Australian Institute of Sport
Many of Australia’s best sportsmen and women have practised and competed at the Australian Institute of Sport.  There are daily tours, often led by current athletes and something to see for people of all ages.

Cockington Green
This family owned business includes magnificently reconstructed scaled reproductions of famous buildings from all over the world.  There is a steam train ride, barbecue picnic area and a well stocked souvenir shop.

Top Festivals Canberra

AfterDARK Firefly Tours
The Firefly Tours are a great night time adventure in the middle of a Canberra winter.  Make your own lantern and then go on a discovery walk through the gardens.

Skate in the City
Enjoy skating on an open air ice skating rink in the heart of Canberra. 

Floriade
Enjoy the largest floral festival in Australia with a 30 day celebration of cooking, gardening, recreational and entertainment activities.

Canberra International Film Festival
A celebration of cinema over an 18 day period featuring shows from around the globe.