Canberra is a city of aromatic gardens that simply magnetizes visitors by its unforgettable harmony. While walking on parks and streets of the city you may catch yourself thinking each small stone in Canberra is a part of a grandiose architectural construction – it’s really hard to find anything “spare” here. Even ordinary shops and restaurants look like pieces of art. Your first impression won’t be mistaken as the architecture of this city was thoroughly planned prior to its actual building. The author of the project of Australian capital’s design was the architect Walter Burley Griffin, who paid much attention to all peculiarities of the local landscape to get the maximum and develop an optimal plan of building.
1. Tips are not officially accepted in local restaurants and cafes. Only luxury dining facilities can include tips in the total amount of the bill. As a rule, the size of tips is not more than 10%...
One of the main sights of the capital is the Botanic Garden the total area of which estimates 50 hectares. Here you can see over 6 thousand of types of plants many of which look like they have come from fairytales. There is a huge eucalypt grove in the garden and a garden of herbs. Those tourists, who want to find out more about Australian aboriginals, will enjoy visiting Australian National Gallery. Its halls exhibit over 70 thousands of items describing everyday life and culture of local people. Here you will also find works of European masters and works of modern painters. National Portrait Gallery provides the fullest outlook of the modern art. It was opened in 1994 and since that time the gallery became a place of frequent art exhibitions featuring rare items from private collections.
After watching the places of interest of Canberra, it's high time to make an excursion to suburbs as near the capital are located two large national parks – Tharwa and Kosciuszko.