Canberra Vacations & Travel Packages!
The capital city of Australia, Canberra is the largest inland city in the country. The city features a contemporary and well-planned layout, few utter examples of architecture and lush greenery spread all over. Canberra boasts a pleasantly natural feel with cleaner air compared to other major cities in the country. The city, commonly known as the home of Australia's government, is much more than just a hotspot of politics. Canberra is situated in beautiful location nestled between the shores of Lake Burley Griffin and the peak of Mount Ainslie. It is also home to some of the best exhibitions of Australian culture, with a focus on history, art, and even wildlife.
Places of Interest in Canberra
Australian War Memorial
The most poignant attraction in Australia, Australian War Memorial was inaugurated in the middle of the Second World War. It is a splendid Byzantine-style monument that commemorates the war fatalities of Australia. The site also combines an art gallery, an excellent museum, archives, and library.
New Parliament House
A marvel on contemporary architecture, New Parliament House is a boomerang-shaped structure nestled into Capitol Hill. This structure was designed to replace the Old Parliament House located at the base of the hill. An expanses grassed walkway forms the roof of the structure and from here, visitors can relish the scenic views of Canberra. The architectural highlights include the two huge circular walls made of granite. These walls mirror the curves of the hill. Other architectural highlights include the Ceremonial Pool and 81-meter high flagpole.
Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
Located at the base of Capital Hill, Old Parliament House is a short walk from New Parliament House. It is now home the Museum of Australian Democracy. Visitors can learn about the past prime ministers of the country, visit the Press Room, sit in the old Prime Minister's Office, and read important historic documents.