Destination Guide - Canberra
Canberra’s purpose-built existence had a political conception – after much debate it was deemed the perfect location from which lead the nation, as it is half way between Australia’s biggest cities, Sydney and Melbourne. While aspects of its planning were centred on its growth as the home of Australian government, there’s more to this city than Parliament House and the politics within it – it’s also a cultural destination. Canberra is home to the National Gallery of Australia and also the Australian War Memorial. The lush parks and gardens also add to its charm.
Canberra experiences cool winters (June to August) with averages around 13°C. Summers (December to February) are sunny and warm with temperatures between 25-30°C.
Getting there and around
The bus services around Canberra are reliable and efficient. There are some great bike paths if you fancy cycling. Taxis and car hire are also good options.
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