View of Canberra
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Unwind in Canberra, a city in a park that changes with the seasons and offers an array of unexpected delights.

Australia's national government sits here, as does the highest court of Australia. Many of the most important monuments in the country are located in Canberra and they are visited by millions of people each year.

Home of Australia's Parliament House, National Gallery and War Memorial, you will never be short of a cultural sightseeing encounter when you visit this striking inland metropolis. Mt Ainslie and Red Hill lookouts, exquisite foreign embassies (some designed in their home country's unique architectural style) and the National Film and Sound Archive making your visit to Canberra a thoroughly well rounded experience.

The capital city is one of the world's greatest examples of urban planning and landscape architecture, thanks to the visionary work of Chicago-born designer Walter Burley Griffin. This modern city offers a busy calendar of events such as Floriade, Australia's celebration of spring, where glorious spring blooms erupt.

An array of stylish restaurants, bars and shops are at your doorstep and for those more adventurous the scenic natural surrounds await you. Canberra is noted as one of Australia's premier bushwalking destinations with almost half of the ACT and the northern end of the Australian Alps, covered in national park and the Brindabella Ranges.

Summer offers endless opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, especially on Lake Burley Griffin where plenty of water sports and activities await. The days are warm to hot, with plenty of sunshine and little humidity and are followed by mild balmy nights.

Autumn is a special time as the city’s parks and gardens evolve. Leaves of red, gold, russet, ochre and crimson emerge and are balanced by the soft greys and greens of native eucalyptus and coniferous trees alongside them.

Winter days are crisp and cool, with clear blue skies that stretch on forever. Indoors or outdoors, you’re never short of things to see and do. Open fires and fabulous food, wine tours, art galleries or snow trips; treats for the mind, body and soul.

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