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Canberra - Australia's Capital

Experience one good thing after another when you visit Canberra, Australia’s capital. Whether it’s indulging in award- winning food and wine, unearthing iconic national treasures, or going on breathtaking adventures, everything is just moments away.

Canberra is the perfect central base for exploring the surrounding region. Within a few short hours’ drive, you can be in Australia’s high country exploring the pristine Snowy Mountains, or the beautiful unspoilt coastline of the South coast, or quaint towns, villages and vineyards close to the capital.

Don’t miss

  • Australia's most significant war relics at the Australian War Memorial.
  • The largest indigenous art collection in the world at the National Gallery of Australia.
  • The place where Australia’s stories live at the National Museum of Australia.
  • The mysteries of science at Questacon where you can learn through fun and interactive experiences.
  • Taking a selfie on the rooftop of Parliament House.

An architectural wonder

Canberra is one of the world's greatest examples of urban planning and landscape architecture, thanks to the visionary work of Chicago-born designer, Walter Burley Griffin. It is the home of Australia’s Parliament House, National Gallery, National Museum and War Memorial, as well as many more significant cultural and architectural offerings.

Plan one good thing after another with Canberra’s official video itinerary planner app

The sights, sounds and souvenirs in these videos were filmed within 20 minutes of each other. Some weren’t even five minutes away. So no matter which one you watch, everything you’ll see is all neatly packed into the city that’s full of surprises – Canberra. Follow the link below the download the app now!

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Sydney Melbourne Inland Heritage Drive Route Information

The inland self-drive route from Sydney to Melbourne is the road to national discovery, along which the Australian pioneer spirit is brought to life in the villages and towns built by the early settlers, the river traders and gold miners who created this nation.

You can stroll down old cobbled streets lined with beautifully preserved buildings, and moments of the gold rush years and the elegant Victorian era that followed. Then enjoy uncovering the stories of our colonial men and women in the towns’ museums, book shops and galleries and their historical sites.

The broad, gum tree-shaded banks of the beautiful Murray River provide a relaxing location for a water based holiday. You can experience the charm of traveling on Australia’s iconic river on a paddle steamer, fish for the famous Murray Cod, play golf on championship courses, or just watch the river flow from one of its pretty beaches.

This road through Australia’s history starts in Sydney, where European settlement began, and where much of its original colonial architecture can still be seen in the Rocks, sitting under the famous Harbour Bridge and across the quay from the iconic Sydney Opera House. The route also takes in the national capital of Canberra, home to world class museums and galleries, award winning food and wine, and a plethora of outdoors and nature experiences fit for the whole family. 

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