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Things to do in Canberra

History Museum
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Australian War Memorial pays tribute to Australians who fought in global conflicts. A large white building with a green dome serves as the si
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Government Building
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Watch Australian government at work and receive a lesson in impressive modern architecture at Parliament of Australia. The immaculately lands
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Landmark
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Mount Ainslie Lookout offers a panoramic view of the central business district of Canberra, set against the background of Lake Burley Griffin
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Duration: 8 hours
This private Canberra Secrets Highlights tour takes in the city sights, with the added benefit of expertise of author and award-winning Canberra expert, Marg Wade. You’ll also discover ‘secrets’ and lots of interesting stories. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a fun day on Canberra's best quality tour. In this time of COVID recovery, national attractions need to be booked ahead of time. Let Canberra Secrets take the hassle out of your visit. We will do your bookings and plan your itinerary for you. You can be secure knowing that your tour is private – there are no other passengers on your tour — your COVID safety is important to us. You just need to sit back, relax and enjoy your Canberra Secrets tour.
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Water Body
Lake Burley Griffin , Canberra
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The centerpiece of the nation's capital, Lake Burley Griffin is an artificial body of water created in 1963. You can spend days exploring thi
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Art Museum
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Explore Australia's largest collection of art at the National Gallery of Australia. This sleek glass-and-concrete building holds more than 16
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Canberra

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History Museums · Government Buildings · Art Museums
There are plenty of things to do in Canberra, Australia's largest inland city and capital. Take a stroll past the buildings that make up Parliament of Australia, explore the many wonders of Australian National Botanic Gardens, or visit the exhibits housed inside National Museum of Australia, filled with artifacts from the country's history. Australian War Memorial honors soldiers lost in global conflicts and remains a must for those interested in military history. Visitors looking for something more adventurous will find skydiving and horseback riding tours easily available.

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Where to stay in Canberra

To stay comfortably near most main attractions in Canberra, choose a hotel in the city's central district. If you're a bit more budget-minded, look for a guesthouse in a neighborhood farther away from the city center. Residential areas offer more parking and quieter rooms at a fraction of the price charged by big-name centrally located hotels. Rental apartments spread across Canberra serve as another cozy option and offer lodgings ranging from simply furnished to luxurious five-star properties.
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