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Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory is the seat of Australia’s Federal Government. The ACT is surrounded by the mountains of southeastern New South Wales; Sydney is a four-hour drive away to the northwest along the Hume Highway. Small by Australian standards the ACT outside of Canberra is easy to explore. The nation's capital city, Canberra, is renowned for its architecture of embassies and consultate, reflecting their country's cultures. Several days are needed to do justice to visiting all Australia's national museums, institutions and galleries in the Capital. Lake Burley Griffin, named for the American architect who designed this modern City, provides Canberrans with a venue for boating, fishing, water skiing, or enjoying a picnic around its shores.
Main Attractions and Annual Events
Fishing at Lake Burley Griffin
Miniature tudor village at Cockington Green Gardens
Canberra’s Floriade – Festival of Flowers
360 degree views of Canberra from the Black Mountain Tower
See future sporting stars in training at the Australian Institute of Sport
Snow play in Namadgi National Park
Wilderness hiking and camping in the national park
See the Australian Parliament in session
Accredited Visitor Information Centres in the ACT
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Canberra experiences hot, dry summers and cold winters with snow. On average Canberra has seven hours of sunshine a day all year round. October is usually the wettest month, although rainfall is minimal
GMT +10. Daylight saving applies
The area code for the Australian Capital Territory is (0)2.
Getting Around in the ACT
Arriving by Air
The airport is situated 8km east of Canberra. Transfer to the city: There is an shuttle bus service during the week to the city centre, which departs hourly from outside the main doors of the central terminal building. Taxis are available at all times to the city centre. www.canberraairport.com.au
Public Transport for Getting Around Canberra and Surrounds:
A bus service operates around Canberra city and its suburbs. Almost all attractions in Canberra are serviced by a bus route. The only other public transport option within Canberra is taxi.
Countrylink run train services from Canberra to Sydney via Queanbeyan.
Coach services are available to/from Canberra through Countrylink, Greyhound, Transborder and Murrays.
Travel Information For The Australian Capital Territory