Canberra is one of the most beautiful cities in Australia. It is planned around Lake Burley Griffin and the parliamentary triangle that consists of the Parliament House, High Court and the other important buildings.
The city has amazing places for sight seeing, and is well connected with all major cities in the world. There are amazing hotels in Canberra where you can stay. And you do not need to worry as they are suitable for all kinds of pockets.
If you want to truly enjoy the beauty of Canberra, the best way to do it is by car. But for this, you need to have a road map of the place. The main attractions of the city are quite far away from each other and parking in Canberra is very cheap and easy to find.
But some places like King Edward Terrace can be visited on foot if they appeal to you. Other places that you must visit if you are in this city are National Library, Questacon, Old Parliament House, National Science and Technology Centre, Aboriginal Tent Embassy and the National Gallery of Australia. These places are close to each other and one can visit them on foot.
The others must be visited by car as they are quite far away from each other. Some of them are mentioned below:
Australian National University
This is Australia’s first research-based university. The campus is lined with world’s most exotic tree species. The Drill Hill Gallery in the campus hosts free exhibitions on a daily basis. You can also see them if you want. The library of this University houses two million books.
Australian War Memorial
It is the most popular destination in the whole of Australia. It was build to commemorate the sacrifice made by all people who laid their lives for the country during war. The focal points of this place are the Tomb of the unknown Australian soldier, the Roll of Honour, the Pool of Reflection and the Hall of Memory. The ANZAC hall which came into being in the year 2001 has a large collection of technology items. These things must not be missed.
This museum is more than thirty years old and it came into existence even before the city itself. It is built along the Molonglo River. It was part of the Campbell’s family estate known as Duntroon.
Hyatt Hotel, Canberra
It has helped preserve the original Art Deco architecture. The place is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. It houses sophisticated restaurants which boast of delicious Australian cuisine. They also provide facilities for business conferences.
This place is of historical value and is surrounded by outbuildings and gardens. The place also has tourist guides who can make your visit more interesting with their detailed knowledge. You can enjoy a picnic with your family here and also have lunch in the light cafe.
National Dinosaur Museum
This museum is located in the heart of the Gold Creek village. It has replicas of dinosaurs which are full sized along with fossils of fishes and plants which date back to 500 million years.
One must visit this place. It will prove to be full value for money.