A Capital For Nature Buffs

Few Australian cities can match Canberra’s diverse offering. From sprawling parks to world-class museums, historical monuments and access to gorgeous wine country, Canberra caters to travellers who want the best of nature and city life all in one package. The capital was planned in 1913 and remains the seat of the national government today. As such, you shouldn’t miss out on seeing the Australian Parliament on your next visit for both impressive architecture and unique insight into the country’s history. Other highlights include the National Museum and the National Gallery of Australia, both of which offer fascinating perspectives on Australian history and culture.

Want to spend your time outdoors? Lovingly nicknamed The Bush Capital’, Canberra is home to several great nature experiences. Picnic in the National Arboretum with the family or hike up Mount Majura for breathtaking views of Canberra.

On average, the Canberrans are quite young, and so it’ll come as no surprise to you, that the city is home to an increasing number of cool coffee shops, chic boutiques, and foodie-first restaurants. The city’s events calendar is also impressive, so be sure to check what’s on when planning your trip. The well-renowned Canberra International Music Festival in May is always a treat, but the city also puts on several lesser-known events, like the Truffle Festival, that punch way above their weight.

In short, Canberra punches above its weight in all respects, offering uniquely Australian experiences for all lucky enough to visit this gem of a capital.

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