Canberra is a gem far too often overlooked within the Australia, located between the ski slopes of Brindabella National Park and the beaches of the east coast. In Ngunanawal local aboriginal language, "canberra" means "gathering place" Born with agricultural land in the 1920s, Canberra and is distinctively one of the few cities in the world to have been planned by a single architect, Griffin.
The history and culture of the country are proudly represented in many museums, galleries and theatres, while countless green spaces and parks give the city an air of vitality and freshness, and also a vibrant elegance. Walking through the amazing streets of Canberra is a memorable experience.
Canberra is a modern, prosperous and relaxed city, which houses the headquarters of the Parliament House and the High Court of Australia. The capital is an example of green architecture; it is known for its lake and many intramural and surrounding parks covered with native vegetation that will be very pleasant to explore on a bike!
The Parliament with its unique architecture and whose roof is covered in lawn is worth a look. The museums choice may be the National Gallery and the National Museum of Australia. Walk around Lake Burley Griffin in the heart of the city which offers a magnificent view of the capital. Around town, a getaway to the Bush will allow you to walk, cycle, explore particularly in the Namadgi National Park and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. If you prefer to relax in white-sand beaches and clear turquoise waters then a little trip to Jervis Bay and Batemans Bay is a must-do!
Canberra is additionally famous for its active nightlife. There are many fine restaurants, trendy bars, specialty shops, festivals and events nonstop. If you are a wine connoisseur or just love to drink in a calm and charming environment, the Benchmark Wine Bar is for you. Try their popular tapas menu anytime of the day and you'll understand their philosophy where both food and wine complement each other! You can also attend happy hour which takes place every Friday evening at Old Parliament, with live music and DJs - relax with a BBQ in the courtyard in the warmer months, or indoors with wood fire baked pizzas throughout winter.
Canberra is a fantastic starting point to discover the many treasures to be found in Australia. Explore the historic townships, natural wonders, beautiful coastlines and the famous Snowy Mountains. Allow yourself plenty of time to relax and enjoy all that the nation's capital has to offer.
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