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Canberra is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city, located in the Australian Capital Territory state, a three hour drive south-west of Sydney and seven hours from Melbourne. Visitors who travel to Canberra are not only drawn to the region because its the national capital city, but also for the national attractions housing the heritage, history and journey making Australia what it is today.

In 1908, Canberra was selected as Australia’s capital as a compromise between Sydney and Melbourne and is one of the world’s few planned cities where Walter Burley Griffin, a 20th century American architect, won an international competition to design the city – true fact! Life is less busy within the city centre and suburbs, where people travel at a moderate pace. Peak honour traffic lasts only 15-20 minutes but still gives the locals something to grumble about. The city centre is filled with urban architecture, vibrant restaurants, stylish cafes and bars, boutique accommodation and enormous national structures. It’s quite fascinating.

It’s the perfect getaway, with activities and attractions the whole family will love – including Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre where all ages are challenged by the world of science. Nature walks and cycling trails are found throughout the region. Playgrounds and parks around the city are only short distances from key accommodation hubs.

In the winter months, Canberra is the main gateway to the Snowy Mountains for a skiing getaway in the alpines of Australia. During this time you can’t miss out on Truffle Hunting season that runs from June to September. It’s a world-class event where experts will demonstrate the in’s and out’s of a successful truffle hunt!


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