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A visual journey of Canberra for your Sydney to Melbourne and Melbourne to Sydney Road Trip.

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Top 10 fascinating facts about Canberra for visitors:

  1. Capital City: Canberra is the capital city of Australia, chosen as the capital in 1908 due to its location between Melbourne and Sydney to settle the rivalry between the two cities.
  2. Planned City: Designed by American architect Walter Burley Griffin, Canberra is renowned for its thoughtful urban planning, with geometrically arranged streets, expansive green spaces, and well-defined cultural precincts.
  3. Parliament House: One of the most iconic landmarks in Canberra, Parliament House is a modern architectural marvel. Visitors can take guided tours to explore the chambers and learn about Australia’s political history.
  4. National Institutions: Canberra is home to numerous national institutions, including the Australian War Memorial, National Gallery of Australia, National Museum of Australia, and Questacon (the National Science and Technology Centre), providing insights into various aspects of Australian culture, history, and innovation.
  5. Lake Burley Griffin: This artificial lake, named after the city’s architect, is a focal point of Canberra, offering opportunities for leisure activities such as sailing, kayaking, and picnicking along its scenic shores.
  6. Floriade: Held annually in spring, Floriade is Australia’s largest flower festival, attracting thousands of visitors to Canberra’s Commonwealth Park to admire colorful floral displays, entertainment, and cultural events.
  7. Australian National University (ANU): Ranked among the world’s top universities, ANU is located in Canberra and contributes to the city’s vibrant intellectual and cultural life.
  8. Mount Ainslie Lookout: For panoramic views of Canberra and its surroundings, visitors can hike or drive up to Mount Ainslie Lookout, located in the Canberra Nature Park.
  9. National Arboretum Canberra: This sprawling arboretum showcases over 44,000 trees from around the world, including rare and endangered species. It offers walking trails, picnic areas, and educational programs for visitors of all ages.
  10. Bush Capital: Canberra is known as the “Bush Capital” due to its abundant green spaces, nature reserves, and proximity to national parks like Namadgi National Park, where visitors can explore native flora and fauna, go bushwalking, or enjoy outdoor adventures.