. Explore Canberra for Australian culture and history at superb monuments and galleries in this city surrounded by parklands and native bushland. Visit Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial, National Gallery of Australia and uestacon. Experience the the Balloon Fiesta in autumn, Fireside Festival in winter, and Floriade in spring. Explore the Australian Alps or Tidnbinbilla Nature Reserve and Murrumbidgee River Corridor, just a short drive away.Learn about Australia culture, history and way of life in our nation capital. Explore our political past and modern democracy at Old Parliament House and Parliament House. Find out more about our sporting heroes at the National Institute of Sport and Science and see lightning being made at uestacon.
Australian War Memorial
. Visit one of the world great museums for a moving and unforgettable experience. Connect with the stories of people and events that have shaped the Australian nation. Discover the diverse Australian experiences of war and reflect on their enduring impact. See some of the world most significant military relics, such as the Lancaster bomber G for George, and experience Over the front The great war in the air, a film by renowned director Peter Jackson. Place a poppy on the Roll of Honour to remember the ultimate sacrifice made by Australian servicemen and women.See over 400 portraits of people who have shaped and continue to shape our nation. The Gallery displays portraits in all media, such as paintings, drawings, sculpture, film and photography, of people from all walks of life including artists, musicians, entertainers, politicians, sports people and royalty.
Lake Burley Griffin
. Lake Burley Griffin was constructed in 1963 after the Molonglo River was dammed, and was named after Canberra designer. It is possible to boat in the lake, and walk or skate around the 35km shoreline.The National Capital Exhibition at Regatta Point, located on the banks of Lake Burley Griffin gives comprehensive information about the history and development of Canberra through to Canberra today. It is open everyday between 9am and 5pm except for Christmas Day. Entry to the National Capital Exhibition is free.
National Museum of Australia
. Australias newest museum, an architectural mustsee, offers a great selection of exhibits and activities.The National Museum of Australia explores the land, nation and people of Australia. The Museum celebrates Australian social history in a uniue way by revealing the stories of ordinary and extraordinary Australians, promoting the exploration of knowledge and ideas and providing a dynamic forum for discussion and reflection.
Old Parliament House Canberra
. The Old Parliament House Gardens are located in the heart of the Parliamentary Zone on either side of Old Parliament House. The Gardens have been restored to their former glory, enhanced with the introduction of features such as seating pavilions, pergolas, rose arbours, pathways, gateways and the refurbishment of the tennis courts and bowling green.When Members and Senators arrived in Canberra for the opening of Provisional (Old) Parliament House in 1927 they were met with bare ground and a hedge, just half a metre high, planted by the Superintendent of Parkes and Gardens, Charles Weston. Sporting facilities a bowling green, tennis courts and a cricket pitch were uickly established in the gardens for the exclusive use of parliamentarians.
National Gallery of Australia
. The Australian art collection follows the development of Australian art from colonisation in 1788 to the present day and is one of the best in the world. Initially informed by artistic traditions of English and European colonisers, a uniue voice uickly develops as Indigenous, regional and international cultures contribute different ways of seeing.The Indigenous art of Australia is the part of oldest continuing living culture in the world and one of the two major art traditions operating within Australia today. The National Gallery of Australia collects art of the highest artistic merit and excellence created by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
. The National Science and Technology Centre, you will experience science in extraordinary ways.There something for everyone in uestacon eight galleries.Bend your mind and muscle in Excite as you free fall down a six metre slide, challenge a robot to a game of air hockey or test your reflex speed against a friend.Inspire your inner scientist with Lab everchanging array of intriguing experiments, explosive demonstrations and interesting displays.The youngest scientists will enjoy Mini as they play, discover and learn in a gallery specifically for 06 year olds.No visit is complete without watchingor starring ina Spectacular Science Show, presented each day.With over 200 interactive exhits to explore, at uestacon you will discover the smarter way to have fun.
National Portrait Gallery
. The new National Portrait Gallery building, situated on King Edward Terrace, Parkes, Canberra, bounded by the High Court of Australia and the National Gallery of Australia, displays some 400 portraits of people who have shaped Australia and who continue to shape our nation. Home to the nation portrait collection the National Portrait Gallery comprises gallery spaces for the collection and temporary exhibitions, public areas including a cafe, shop, function room, theatrette, education and school group areas, and basement car parking. The Curatoreum are independent book and gift stores based in Canberra at the National Portrait Gallery and at the National Arboretum.With over 19,000 titles online and instore, we have a large focus on art, botany, design and photography, while also offering an extensive range of biography, history, literature and children picture books.
. Rising up behind the Australian War Memorial in Canberra is Mount Ainslie. At its peak is Mount Ainslie Lookout which offers a beautiful view of the Nation Capital from above. Canberra layout has been planned from the very beginning, and as you cast your eyes out over the landscape you will see how everything fits together in the city uniue design. From here it also becomes clear why Canberra is so often called the Bush Capital.The lookout also has several displays which showcase the history of Canberra and some of the individuals who played an important role in the city early development.
. Parliament House in Canberra is home to federal Parliament. Architects Mitchell/Giurgola & Thorp have created a building that is a meeting place for members of parliament and a symbol of Australia democracy. It is a place where decisions that shape the nation are made, a site for celebration, memorial and sometimes protest, and above all a building for the people.Parliament House is located on Capital Hill, Canberra. In Walter Burley Griffin plan for the city, this was the most prominent location in Australia national capital.
National Film and Sound Archive
. The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia developing, preserving and sharing the nation audiovisual memory nearly two million items spanning over 100 years of creative production in film, sound, broadcast and networked media. The NFSA is housed in one of Canberra most beautiful Art Deco buildings, the former site of the Australian Institute of Anatomy. The platypus features symbolically throughout the building as Sir Colin MacKenzie, founder of the Institute, believed the ancient monotreme was the link between mammal, bird and reptile Watch a film at Arc Cinema, attend free presentations in our newly refurbished Theatrette, and learn about the history of the Australian audiovisual industries in our exhibition gallery.
Australian National Botanic Gardens
. The national collection of Australian native plants inspiring, informing and connecting people with the Australian flora.The new Asteraceae Garden, a new garden dedicated to native daisies, is rapidly transforming from a plan on paper to another major achievement for the Gardens, with the the first major planting.There is always something new and exciting to see and do at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
Australian Institute of Sport
. he Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) is Australia premier sports training institute, located in Canberra. The AIS has produced outstanding results throughout the years, giving it an international reputation as a world best practice model for high performance athlete development.Boasting worldclass facilities, the AIS is home to twelve venues, offering a range of event spaces from an indoor multipurpose arena to smaller, more bespoke style rooms.An Australian icon the Australian Institute of Sport is a uniue and distinct venue where champions are created, world records are broken and expectations are exceeded.It is Australia premier sporting venue that is also home to superb function facilities. The environment promotes excellence, making it an inspiring setting for all events.
National Library of Australia
. The National Library of Australia aims to ensure that documentary resources of national significance relating to Australia and the Australian people, as well as significant nonAustralian library materials, are collected, preserved and made accessible either through the Library itself or through collaborative arrangements with other libraries and information providers.The Library holds the greatest collection in the world of material relating to Australia and the Australian people. It ranges from the earliest European works about the Great Southern Land to the most current publications. The collection includes all formats of material, from books and magazines to pictures, photographs, maps, sheet music, oral history recordings, manuscript papers, ephemera and much, much more!
Royal Australian Mint
. Come to the Mint, where every single Australian coin in the pockets of millions of Australians is made. While wandering through the Mint observation gallery you can look into the coin production factory and marvel at Titan, one of our great family of robots who help out with all the heavy lifting. Spend some time in the theatrette where a video will take you behind the scenes to explain the fascinating process of making coins. Check out the rare and historically significant coins on show from the National Coin Collection, which is held in the vaults of the Mint. Mint your own collectable coin and browse the Mint Coin Shop where you can find great gifts, mementos of your visit or even start your own collection!
Black Mountain Tower
. Telstra Tower is owned and operated by Telstra. The building is managed by Raine & Horne Commercial Canberra.The tower rises 195 metres above the summit of Black Mountain, providing 360 degree views of Canberra and the countryside around it.The tower is more than a landmark and viewing gallery, however. It has a functional role in providing stateoftheart telecommunications facilities for Canberra. In the lower level of the Tower entrance foyer, the exhibition Making Connections traces the history of Australian telecommunications from the earliest days into the 21st century.Did you know that Australia first telegraph wire was laid in Victoria in 1854, and that the first telegram received at Geelong that year reported the rebellion at Eureka Stockade. Or that Australia first public telephone was installed in 1888. In the exhibition you can see old euipment and photographs and listen to the colourful history of Australia telecommunications.
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
. Tidbinbilla offers outstanding wildlife viewing, bushwalking, great BB spots and fun for kids on the Discovery Playground. The nature reserve borders Namadgi National Park and is nestled between the Tidbinbilla and Gibraltar Ranges to the south of Canberra. With fourteen protected habitats including wetlands, grasslands, woodlands, wet and dry forests and subalpine areas, the reserve supports a wide range of wildlife.Tidbinbilla is considered a leader in wildlife reproductive biology through its work on the Southern Brushtailed Rockwallaby program, other macropod species such as potoroos and wallabies and with the endangered Northern Corroboree Frog. State of the art facilities, including a fully euipped veterinary surgery and Animal Breeding Centre, support the success of the program.
. Black Mountain is cradled by mountains and surrounded with gorgeous views located just 15 miles east of Asheville.Our town overflows with art & craft galleries, artist studios, specialty & antiue shops, bookstores and furniture stores, where you can bring a piece of the mountains back home with you. Enjoy lunch in a charming restaurant or cafe, go biking, hiking or just sit awhile. Spend the afternoon at Lake Tomahawk with its walking path, swimming pool, tennis courts, golf and crouet. Feed the ducks, swing on a swing and feel like a kid again. Pass the evening with a pleasant stroll, or tap your foot to the beat in one of Black Mountain music clubs. Be sure to check out our Local Events page to see what happening around town.
National Dinosaur Museum
. The museum also attracts a large number of people every year, educating school children and the general public about dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals.Focusing on both education and entertainment, the museum offers a wide variety of activities to schools and the general public. From guided tours of the museum, to puppet shows, to birthday parties for the kids, there sure to be something to suit the needs of just about anyone.The museum exhibits take you on a journey through time, from the Earth very beginnings to some of the most recent animals. Through this you can follow the evolution of life, and see just how successful the dinosaurs were.
. Glassworks is a chamber music work of six movements by Philip Glass. It is regarded as being a characteristically Glasslike work. Following his largerscale concert and stage works, Glassworks was Philip Glass successful attempt to create a more poporiented Walkmansuitable work, with considerably shorter and more accessible pieces written for the recording studio.
. The National Carillon, situated on Aspen Island in central Canberra, Australia is a large carillon managed and maintained by the National Capital Authority on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia.One of Canberra most striking landmarks, the National Carillon is also a uniue musical instrument. It was built as a gift from the British Government to the people of Australia to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Capital. The 50 metre high tower ranks among the world largest and allows the music of the 55 bells to drift across Lake Burley Griffin.
. Take a walk or have a picnic on the lawns in this beautifully landscaped park in the city, right on the edge of Lake Burley Griffin.You will find interesting sculptures, hidden walks and tranuil ponds with the park 34.5 hectares.For four weeks each spring Commonwealth Park welcomes Floriade, Australia largest spring festival. The park also hosts many colourful outdoor concerts and events at other times.Wether you are with family, friends or just taking some special time out alone, Commonwealth Park is a beautiful place to be any time of year.The park has many small ponds and water features, walking trails, bike paths, sculptures and is popular with tourists and Canberrans. Located at the park is the outdoor Stage 88, which often holds concerts. The park includes Regatta Point and has a view of the National Gallery, High Court, and National Library on the other side of the lake. Kings Park is located adjacent to Commonwealth Park, along the lake to the east.
Big Splash Waterpark
. Located in the heart of Alibaug, amidst landscaped gardens, Big Splash offers all amenities to ensure an enjoyable stay. The hotel is easily accessible by road and catamaran from Mumbai. A swimming pool, indoor and outdoor games as well as uality conference services make the hotel a good option for business as well as leisure travelers. The BigSplash echoes the very meaning of the word Nature and Fun at its Best.Homely Nestled in the in the verdant ambience bordered on the Protected green forests, hills and the Blue Sea of Raigad District Maharashtra.In the heart of the city Alibag the Resort with rural ambience, makes you feel that nature is just around the corner.
National Arboretum Canberra
. The United States National Arboretum is an arboretum in Washington, D.C., operated by the United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service as a division of the Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. It was established in 1927 by an act of Congress after a campaign by USDA Chief Botanist Frederick Vernon Coville.The arboretum functions as a major center of botanical research. It conducts wideranging basic and developmental research on trees, shrubs, turf, and floral plants. It has a library with 10,000 volumes and approximately 90 publications concentrating in botanical literature.
. Canberra Stadium (officially known as GIO Stadium) is a 25,000capacity rectangular stadium in Australia capital city. The venue was originally known as the National Athletics Stadium when it opened in 1977 for the Pacific Conference Games. The stadium featured a main 8,000seat grandstand and a 400m 8lane synthetic running track. It underwent its first redevelopment in rediness for the 1985 World Cup Athletics when the seating capcity was increased to 11,500 with the addition of seats on the east side.The stadium was upgraded in 1990 and the running track was removed. That same year the Canberra Raiders moved their home games to the newly named Bruce Stadium. It played host to a range of sports including Australian Football.
Mount Stromlo Observatory
. Mt Stromlo Observatory is the headuarters of The Australian National University Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics. The University operates two observatories, Mt Stromlo, west of Canberra, and Siding Spring, in the Warrumbungle Mountains near Coonabarabran, NSW.The administrative centre, the offices of the astronomers and students, the mechanical, electronic and optical workshops, and the computer laboratories are located at Mt Stromlo. The telescopes and associated maintenance facilities are located at Siding Spring.Siding Spring also hosts telescopes of the Australian Astronomic Observatory, the University of NSW, the University of Arizona and the Faulkes Telescope Project.
Parliamentary Triangle Canberra
. The Parliamentary Triangle is the ceremonial precinct of Canberra, containing some of Australia most significant buildings. The triangle is formed by Commonwealth, Kings and Constitution Avenues. Buildings within the triangle have been located and designed intentionally for visual effect, and those of national significance are popular tourist attractions.The Parliamentary Triangle was a significant feature of Walter Burley Griffin plan for Canberra. The apices of the triangle are Parliament House, the seat of government the Defence Head uarters at Russell and City Hill, representing the civilian part of Canberra. Griffin planned the city around two axes which converge in the centre of the Parliamentary Triangle. The land axis connects Mount Ainslie, Capital Hill and Red Hill and extends off towards Mount Bimberi the Australian Capital Territory highest mountain. The water axis runs at right angles to the land axis along the length of Lake Burley Griffin.
. Lake Ginninderra is located on the Ginninderra Creek adjacent to the Belconnen Town Centre. The Lake water is comprised of stormwater discharge from urban and rural areas. It has a catchment of 9,800 hectares , including Gungahlin and eastern Belconnen.The Lake provides an important stormwater retention facility, linking the Giralang, Gungahlin, Eastern Valley Way and Benjamin Way drains or waterways to the lower part of Ginninderra Creek.
. Government House, Canberra, in its origins and architecture, is uite unlike Government Houses of the State capitals. Most State Government Houses were built in ueen Victoria reign as residences for her viceregal representatives, whereas Yarralumla history is as old as any, but very different in kind. Its first eighty years were wholly pastoral and of its earliest owners no trace remains except the choice of the site and name, a deodar tree and a sketch, but their names are woven into the history of the Limestone Plains.From the Canberra Region Visitor Centre travel south on Northbourne Avenue and turn right into Barry Drive and left into Clunies Ross Street. After proceeding under Parkes Way this road becomes Lady Denman Drive.