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Why fly to Canberra?
You will want to wake up bright and early when you get to Canberra as that is when the city is at its prime, kind of like what you look like after you've taken great care getting dressed and ready for a particularly special occasion.
An early morning means a delicious cup of joe and out for a row on a still Canberra Lake, where the only thing you hear are a few chirps and water blue is lighted by the orange flame of the sun coming up.
There are many things to do in Austrial's capital city but some of the best involve the great outdoors. Gorgeous walking trails wind through the city and take you right into bushland. The city is also home to beautiful botanical gardens that also have on an on site cafe. Besides rowing or walking the trails, you can also do some mountainbiking or hiking and fishing is also very popular.
As the capital of the country, it houses numerous cultural institutions including the National Gallery of Australia as well as the
National Museum. The parliament buildings are located in the Parkes. Here sit two of Canberra's most iconic buildings - the Old Parliament House and the New Parliament House and together they make for a stunning view when you're out on the water looking back at shore.
If you love quaint coffee shops than you have found your city. Canberra has a ton of old shops with character that virtually ask you to curl up with a cup and a book.
After you've had a coffee, a stroll, maybe done some shopping at Canberra Center and are in the mood for a good brew, you're in luck. Canberra has some of the finest pubs in the country serving up a long list of ales. Restaurants and bars spread out from Garema Place.
Canberra has everything you would want from a capital city, but is a lot more relaxed than that moniker would suggest. From a morning hike to an evening pint with your new friends, you'll experience adventure and relaxation Aussie style.
Canberra has four distinct seasons. Summers in the city are hot with temperatures from December through to January in their high 20s. The winters are much cooler with numbers hovering around the 0 degree mark. Snowfall occurs but it is light and only sprinkles the city a few times a year. Fall and spring are nice and mild with temperatures in the mid teens. October and November are a little wet.
When to fly to Canberra
Summer is a popular time to be in Canberra as the residents of colder countries flock to the warm destination. This increase in the tourist crowd means flight tickets are high from December through to February.
Although winters in Canberra are not entirely unpopular, the numbers decrease and that is a boon for travelers wanting to travel to the city at this time. You will likely be able to score some well-priced tickets at this time.
Getting into Canberra
Your journey into Canberra will have you landing at one of Australia's larger airport's in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne and from there you can take the approximately 2-hour flight into Canberra. From the airport you can take a bus or taxi to get into the city.
Getting around Canberra
The Canberra city center is walkable, however beyond that it is best to rent a car. The city itself has a limited bus service. There is no city rail service but if you are planning a few days trip outside of the city there is a rail link in the suburbs. Taxi service is also an option.
- Arm yourself with some local 'isms. If you're telling someone a story and want to emphasize it is absolutely the truth - then it's "fair dinkum." If you're going up the stairs "up the apple and pears." If someone is well endowned in his share of eyebrows, those are his "john howard's". If you've got to get in and get out fast - you are going to "shoot through like a Bondi's train".
- There are a ton more but this should get you started.
- If you are traveling with kids a visit to the Questacon is a great way to sneak in some learning on your vacation. They can learn about earthquakes and even experience the feeling of being in one. There a ton of interactive exhibits and experiment centers that the whole family can get involved in.
- Take in a show of the Circuz Oz. This amazing performance will show you topsy-turvy and the whole world upside down as the circus crew embarks on a show of contortionist proportions.
- Visit the National Gallery of Australia for an eyeful of local art as well as some works by artists far north of the equator, Monet and Picasso are a few of the names.
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