University of Canberra

About Canberra, Guide and Top Tourist Attractions
(Canberra, Australian Capital Territory - ACT, Australia)

Also known as the bush capital because of its wide expanse of land and surrounding mountain ranges, Canberra offers a balance of tranquility and urban energy. It is a haven for the students in the surrounding colleges and universities who want to unwind after a long day in school.

Canberra is home to the National Museum of Australia, Parliament House, and War Memorial. Numerous pubs, cafés, and affordable hotels and accommodation for travellers with different budgets can also be found in the city. Visitors who love outdoor living can check out the bike tracks, lakeshores, and nature reserves.

What to do in Canberra

Canberra offers a bit of everything for everyone. Music festivals and theatrical productions are held in the city yearly. For those who love the outdoors, Canberra has mountain trails and several man-made lakes within the proximity of beaches, ski resorts, and mountain ranges.

Canberra has many Greek, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Italian, Armenian, and Thai restaurants, which cater to the city's diverse cultural community and adventurous travellers. The city is alive at night with its cafés, night clubs, and the six movie complexes.

The city has four major shopping centres that contain chain retail outlets, boutiques, food courts, and supermarkets. Many trendy boutique shopping outlets are also scattered throughout the cosmopolitan and residential areas.

Tourist Attractions

Travellers can visit the city's historical monuments like the Old Parliament House and impressive architectural structures like St. Christopher's Cathedral. They can also tour its libraries and museums like the National Archives of Australia and Canberra's Royal Australian Mint.

The outdoor tourist attractions to visit are Lake Burley Griffin and the National Zoo and Aquarium, which has an underwater tunnel and houses several shark species and other exotic animals. On a sunny day, travellers can also enjoy walking around the city's small villages and historic vineyards.

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