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Sightseeing in Canberra - what to see. Complete travel guide

War Memorial 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.
Canberra residents are proud of their history and cultural traditions. They carefully cherish the legacy of the past, which is embodied in splendid architectural and historical monuments. … Open
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.

In Canberra there are also remarkable historical sites. An excellent example is the old house of Parliament. This building was built in 1927. From the moment of construction, parliament was surrounded by luxurious gardens. They were preserved here and now, beautiful gardens became available for walks in 2004, when parliament vacated the building. In 1992 in the historic building, an interesting museum dedicated to the political culture of Australia was opened, and it contains many interesting historical artifacts. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Guests of Canberra can successfully combine relaxation with excursions to prominent places, walks in beautiful streets, and visiting various entertainment facilities. Canberra is home to the … Open
To the southwest of Canberra is Namadgi National Park. It was founded in 1984 and covers an area of ​​more than 1,000 square kilometers. The main values of these places are incredibly beautiful granite rocks, and the striking diversity of representatives of flora and fauna. One of the main attractions of the reserve is a huge tree in the Naas valley. It is often called a natural hostel. This tree has become home to dozens of bird species, bats and even some mammals.
In Canberra, there are very interesting religious sites. Next to the Royal Military College is a miniature chapel Changi. Originally it was in Singapore. It is one of thirty chapels, the construction of which was engaged prisoners of war in the camp of Changi. This chapel was built in 1944. After the war, it was decided to move it to Australia. Here it was literally rebuilt in the exact form in which it was built in the camp. Now the chapel is located in the picturesque eucalyptus grove and is one of the most symbolic city attractions.
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 … Open
Many attractions in Canberra are geared toward travelers with children. An excellent example is the National Dinosaur Museum. This amazing museum is one of the most visited in the country. Each year, its exhibits are examined by about 55 000 visitors. Within the walls of the museum are unique archaeological finds brought from different parts of Australia. Here you can see collections of ancient fossils, as well as skeletons of prehistoric animals. The opening of the museum took place in the distant 1933. For the years of its existence, its collection has expanded to an incredible scale and today it is one of the largest of its kind in the world. In this museum there are many interesting entertaining activities for children.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Canberra
♥   National Park 'Brindabella' , 20.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Yanununbeyan' , 32.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Namadgi' , 49.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Tallaganda' , 54.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Budawang' , 77.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Canberra and around
♥   Art museum 'National Gallery of Australia' Canberra, 7.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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The sand covering the coast has officially been recognized as the cleanest in the world. The amount of impurities in it is less than 0.1%. Where on the coast could get such a dazzling sand from - still remains a mystery for researchers. According to one of the versions, strong undercurrents contributed to a formation of the sandy coast. Those who want to bring beautiful memorable photos from the beach, should visit it at sunset, one of the most spectacular pictures on the coast can be done at dusk. … Read further
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All about Canberra, Australia - sightseeings, attractions, touristic spots, architecture, history, culture and cuisine. Prepare your trip together with OrangeSmile.com - find out the 'must see' things in Canberra, which places to visit, which excursions to take, where the breathtaking views are waiting for you. Planning your trip with this travel guide will help your to get the most out of Canberra in few days.
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