Canberra Australias thriving cosmopolitian city

Heading South of Forbes we took the opportunity to explore Australias capital city Canberra.

With a diverse range of dining, Shopping, entertainment and neighbourhoods it has something for everything. Also renowned for its cool climate wines.

Lake Burley being the central piece of Canberra. It’s the Perfect place for taking in the views and national icons. Such as the Parliament, National Library and museums.

It’s also a lovely place to walk, cycle or enjoy a picnic.

With plenty of attractions around. Most being free, Canberra has a wide range of history and heritage.

The Australian Parliament house offers free daily tours. To Explore the iconic archintecture, with over 4600 rooms and art collections. Its also celebrating its 30th anniversiary. Parking is free for 2 hours.

House of Representatives chamber

The Australian War Memorial, A shrine remembering those who served in wars. It’s definitely an educational experience.

Most things being in walking distance. The national library, has a board collection of books, artifacts from Captain James Cook, and materials from the 2000 Olympic games.

Just a short drive from the centre is the Royal Mint museum

Opened in 1965 this museum in deakin has produced over 15 billion coins. It’s an interesting place, allowing the public to observe the production line.

With Plenty of the museums to explore and educate you and all being free.

Questacon being a great experience for the whole family. With many science and entertainment hands on exhibits.

Mount Ainslie situated behind the War Memorial is a lovely lookout point over Canberra. Providing amazing views from the top. With Options to either hike up through the forest or enjoy the easy option of driving up.

The Canberra region is a great base for exploring the beautiful coast and the rural countryside. Only a 2 hour drive between the delights of the coast.

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