Canberra is a very impressive city, from its architecture to its neatness, and how every nook seemed very well-planned.
You would get to know more about Australia, its history, culture and myriad of interesting facts from its great numbers of national museums, historical sites and how the government have apparently put huge importance to the preservation and upgrading of the museum facilities. Evidential on the state-of-the-art aura of the museums, you can see how Aussies put value to their history and heritage through those.
Canberra is filled with very interesting places and things to do, but below is my sort of things to do. Your things to do of course depends on what is your lifestyle. For the adventurous types, there are boating and kayaking crossing the Lake Burley Griffin. Some might wanna go camping, etc. For ones like me, check my list below :
1. The Floriade Festival. From mid-September to mid-October, they celebrate their Floriade fest. I’m not sure if I missed this. We were in Canberra twice in a 9-month period. One in Autumn at early March and one was on an early October. I researched this online and it shows bountiful floral displays. This could be held somewhere in the citu. Photos below show abundance of flowers on that Spring time but these are only of what I bump onto the streets while hovering Barton, Kingston and towards the areas where the galleries and museums. Anyway, you can try it on your visit. One thing is for sure : it should be spectacular.
2. The War Memorial. The visit to the War Memorial should not be missed. There are overwhelming life-size dramatization built about the huge role of Australia in the WWII, many relics, memorabilias and the touching Wall of Honor for the brave men who sacrificed their lives for the country, and probably also for the rest of the world.
3. The Parliament House. The more buildings we entered, the more that I got was educated with the Australian government system. There is a free-guided walking tour at the Parliament House with very friendly guides with some humurous jolts in the middle of their narratives. There’s a cafe too if you’re caught yourself with a calling appetite. We have visited the largest building at the southern hemisphere, The Parliament House, including the Old Parliament House but only have went in to the new one.
4. Manuka Circle. The Manuka Circle seemed to be a high-end shopping precinct and located somewhere at Barton. We stayed at the Hotel Realm at Barton so Manuka is just a walk away from us.
5. The National Gallery, the Civic Library, the Science and Technology museum, the Gallery of Australian Designs and the Old Parliament House. These are just a few from the numerous overwhelming museums available which most are situated just at the shores of the Lake Burley Griffin.
6. Dine at The Deck, Regatta Point. You will own these stunning views while dining at “The Deck”:
7. Leisurely walk or jog at the lakeside of Lake Burley Griffin :
8. Indulge the city hype at the Canberra CBD, its shopping centres, nightlife and merely enjoying just the vibrant city life.
There goes my 8 suggested things-to-do. You can include some more activities to yours like going to an opera or watch a theatre show or join a walking tour.
Hope this had helped to your plans for possible itinerary for your trip to Canberra. Or simply a catalyst to prod you to visit Canberra, especially for the lovers of museums.
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