Living in Canberra
Canberra, even though it is one of the least popular city, it’s the capital of Australia.
It’s a city that still allows different types of fun activities, interesting things to see and entertainment for everyone, from couples to singles to families.
The city of Canberra has to offer national museums, tourist attractions, historical sites and is full of natural wonders where you can stay in a luxurious 5-star hotel or camp in the many open spaces that surround the city.
Whatever you want to do, Canberra fails to satisfy you!
Canberra is a small town with a population of 300,000 inhabitants and designed by the architect Burley Griffin, who wanted it to become a “garden city”. Studying in Canberra will offer the opportunity to inroll in a number of schools and universities, as well as the benefit to usa of the National Library where you will find students from all over the world.
Australia’s capital is characterized by a mostly dry climate, with hot summers and cool winters. Canberra has around nine hours a day of sunlight in summer and in winter are reduced to five. Rainfall occurring mostly in the month of October.
What to do
FLORIADE NIGHT FEST
Floriade is the “spring festival” Australian, an exhibition of floral world.
More than a million flowers are part of the show, for this festival which runs from mid-September to mid-October.
In addition to the breathtaking performances, workshops are also horticulture, music, local artists and events including the spectacular Floriade NightFest.
For those who enjoy cultural attractions, Canberra has plenty of museums and historical attractions for the whole family.
Here is a list of the best known:
The Australian War Memorial is a museum that is certainly visited; apart from a wide performance, old fights are projected and you can also visit the sculpture garden.
The National Museum, will make you travel in detail through the history and culture of Australia through interactive projections, high-tech performance and art galleries. Inside the museum, you will also find restaurants and theaters.
The Parliament House provides a free guide that will take you on tours every 30 minutes. The building is an architectural marvel embellished and enriched by beautiful white columns for which make it a must visit, with an incredible collection of 4,000 pieces of art.
The National Gallery in Canberra is located on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. The museum collects for most Australian artists, as well as hosting also pieces of international talent.
The Australian National Botanic Gardens is a botanical paradise for lovers of plants and flowers. Inside, there is also a real rain forest!
Canberra boasts a lively nightlife thanks to the many young people who call it home, where there is an average of cafes and restaurants to a person, is not achieved anywhere else in Australia.
If you go nightclubing, or you like to explore the local cuisine, you will surely love Canberra.
If what you’ve read so far has convinced you to visit Canberra, you are about to read an additional good news: Canberra, it is also easily accessible from Sydney by car. Or, you can easily find cheap flights from Melbourne or Perth!
CANBERRA FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN
If you are traveling with children, Canberra has to offer a lot for them.
The National Zoo in Canberra has all the credentials to be a child-friendly place but not only. You will find a wide variety of typical animals of the land down under, as well as monkeys, cheetahs, “Tigons” and bears!
Cockington Green, has a small train that travels on a bridge over a village with miniature buildings, really cute!
Guests can also enjoy the scenery by bike or take a boat ride on Lake Burley.
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