10 Must-dos Things To Do In Canberra

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Canberra is the capital city of Australia. Founded following the federation of the colonies of Australia as the seat of government for the new nation, it is Australia’s largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. If you visit Canberra the 10 must-dos things in Canberra include

Parliament House Tour Canberra

When the word Canberra gets mentioned, Parliament House is the first thing to come to mind for international visitors and Australians alike. Parliament House has been the hub of the nation’s political action since it opened in 1988, replacing what is now referred to as the Old Parliament House (the home of Australia’s parliament from 1927). There’s also plenty of Australian art on display within the building, giving you a taste of art history to go with political history.

National Zoo and Aquarium Canberra

Canberra is home to Australia’s only combined zoo and aquarium facility, and as you’d expect from a zoo located in a national capital city, the National Zoo & Aquarium has gone to great efforts to do the country proud. The  ZooVenture tours are particularly fun: you can feed a bear, pat a rhino, hand-feed a giraffe and much more in this 2-hour behind-the-scenes look at the zoo. At only $125, it’s excellent value and an experience to remember.

Namadgi National Park ACT

Just 40km south of Canberra, Namadgi National Park makes for a wonderful day trip to explore regional ACT. You can find stunning Australian fauna including colorful birdlife, rugged granite mountains, and habitat that varies from alpine meadows to lush forests. This Park is also listed on the Australian National Heritage List, as one of eleven protected areas that form the Australian Alps National Parks and Reserves and it is among the 10 must-dos things to do in Canberra.

Revisit Australia’s History At the National Museum of Australia in Canberra

Canberra is renowned for the exceptionally high-quality exhibitions that are attracted to its museums and galleries, many of which are not shown elsewhere in Australia and attract visitors from around the country. The National Museum of Australia is a perfect spot to learn about the history, geography and culture of Australia, as well as many fascinating international exhibits.

Discover the Future at the Academy of Science

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Between Questacon, the CSIRO Discovery Centre, and the exciting events held by the Australian Academy of Science, there’s plenty for budding scientists (and actual scientists!) to enjoy in Canberra.

Questacon is the National Science and Technology Centre, a leading facility with many exciting exhibitions to enjoy, using cutting-edge technology such as virtual and augmented reality to make science accessible to viewers of all levels of scientific understanding.

Canberra National Botanic Gardens

Australia is renowned for its gorgeous flora, especially its wildflowers. The National Botanic Gardens is a fantastic introduction to the beauty of Australian plant life, as well as its versatility and the important role that it has played in traditional culture. There’s even a 45-minute bus tour of the Gardens so that you can learn in depth about the beauty of nature, in air-conditioned comfort.

Market Hopping

If you enjoy buying fresh produce at farmer’s markets, artisan goods at maker’s markets, or just the wonderful bustling small-businesses-of-yore atmosphere that markets provide, then you’ll love the Old Bus Depot Markets and the Capital Region Farmers Markets.

Go Sports-mad with an AIS Sports Tour

Australia is a famously sports-mad country, and if you’re a sporty type or want to learn about this intrinsic part of the Aussie culture read on. The Australian Institute of Sports should be on your itinerary. This premier sports precinct is one of the capital’s favorite tourist attractions, with international and domestic visitors alike. The 90-minute tour is a wonderful introduction to Australia’s sporting past, present, and future.

Fly a Jet Plane in Canberra

Virtually, that is. If you’ve ever fancied yourself becoming a jet pilot?  Canberra’s Jet Flight Simulator is a great place to give it a go in an entirely safe virtual environment. No experience is needed to become the captain of one of the world’s most popular planes, a Boeing 737, and you’ll have an experienced flight instructor acting as your First Officer and teaching you the ropes of the sky. There are 22,000 virtual airports available to land in, and different weather conditions available, making it an extraordinary adventure to enjoy.

Get to Know Canberra

Formally founded as a city over a century ago, Canberra is far more than the capital of the country; as the eighth-largest city in Australia, it’s vibrant and interesting in its own right. It has its own unique culture that is quite different from that of its interstate neighbors.

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