Canberra: the (mostly) undiscovered hidden jewel in Australia’s crown! After all, it’s the capital city, but how much do you hear about it next to titans like Melbourne and Sydney? Well because of that, it’s time to visit the city in person! And if you want to visit Australia and see the best the capital has to offer, you’ll want to keep these tips in mind when creating the itinerary.
Canberra is a pretty green place. It’s surrounded by thousands of acres of national parks and reserves, many of which are home to some of the most unique native animals on the planet. As such, one of these parks will probably be your first stop during your visit. Indeed, you could even spend a couple days exploring the natural spaces alone, stopping for lunch and dinner, and then heading back onto the green to find out more about Australia’s unique biological profile.
Canberra has a lot of history beneath its foundations. Having been built on ancient land belonging to Indigenous Australians, there’s a lot you can discover if you take a trip to any of the various museums and galleries that can be found within the city. From the National Museum to the National Gallery to the War Memorial, you can take a trip throughout time, space, and culture to see what’s made Canberra the capital it is today.
Canberra is filled to the brim with amazing boutique hotels, as well as accommodating hostels and plenty of cute AirBnBs. If you want to stay here for a week, you’re going to be spoiled for choice! So after a busy day of exploring the amount of nature and history on offer, come back to your room and relax in style.
Whilst you’re there, load up a favourite program on your tablet, and if you need a guide you can find out how to watch BBC iPlayer in Australia right here. Then, order some room service and enjoy the good weather, the temperature, and the chance you’ve got to kick back and relax.
Seeing as Canberra is a capital that’s really come into its own in recent years, you can find a lot of family friendly attractions. You can head into the science museum and innovation centre Questacon, spend a good few hours there discovering where we’ve come from and where we’re going, and then head out to see the dinosaur park and fun miniature valley available at Gold Creek Village. Even for adults these can be magical places, so don’t skip them during your week or two in the country.
If you want to visit Australia, make sure you stop at Canberra for at least a few days. It’s a wonderful city to discover, and you and the kids are going to love the incredible sweeping scenes of nature behind it.
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