Canberra City Articles
Canberra City became the nation's capital in 1911. American architect, Walter Burley Griffin won the world-wide competition to design Canberra city.
Located around 280 kilometres south of Sydney and 660 kilometres north of Melbourne, the city is the centre for federal politics. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra City has a population of around 340,000.
Canberra City attractions
When you're in Canberra City, why not visit nationally renowned cultural institutions - the National Gallery of Australia, the National Museum of Australia and the National Library of Australia.
Gain insight into Australia's political and legal history at Old Parliament House, the new Parliament House and the High Court of Australia.
Canberra City science attractions
If you're a fan of all things science, visit Questacon in Canberra City centre for science, and the CSIRO Discovery, again, a centre that displays and educates about science and technology.
There's also the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex - located south of Canberra city - a centre that tracks and relays NASA mission signals and has a space exhibition.
Canberra City outdoor attractions
Enjoy the Australian National Botanic Gardens, which is full of native flora and popular for weddings. You can also climb the Telstra Tower for great views of Canberra City.
If you're in Canberra City during spring, the annual festival of flowers, Floriade, will stun your eyes with millions of colourful flowers.
Canberra City restaurants
Canberra City also has some great restaurants for you to enjoy. If you want a fine dining experience, the Ginger Room has innovative Modern Australian cuisine for you to enjoy. For international cuisine, there's also great Italian, Thai and Indian around Canberra City.
However you choose to spend your time in Canberra City, there are plenty of things to do, places to eat at and stay, so you can have a fantastic time.