Canberra

Canberra is located in the south east of New South Wales and is the capital of Australia.  The city is a bush capital and a great place to visit if you enjoy taking part in outdoors activities.  Nature reserves, hiking and cycling trails, parks and gardens abound.  No matter why you are choosing to visit the capital of Aussie land you are sure to have an awesome time!

Climate

Canberra is a city of extremes.  The winters can be bitterly cold due to the city’s close location to the Snowy Mountains.  Temperatures often drop below freezing but snow is rare.  Summers on the other hand are as hot as other cities in Australia and temperatures over 30c are not uncommon.  Summers are not however as humid as you would expect as cool breezes from the mountains help to keep things much more comfortable.

Things to See and Do

Canberra is full of things to do!  Some of the attractions you might want to check out include:

  • The Australian National Botanical Gardens
  • The National Dinosaur Museum
  • The kangaroos
  • Lake Burley Griffin – great for water sports activities
  • The Canberra wineries
  • The National Zoo and Aquarium
  • The boutique shops in Manuka

Getting Around

The most popular ways of getting around Canberra are on bike, by bus and by car.  There are cycle routes all over the city and this is a popular mode of transport for locals when the weather isn’t too hot.  Buses also run all over the city and are a relatively cheap way of getting around.  Many tourists do however opt for car hire Canberra as the roads are easy to navigate with little to no congestion and most attractions offer parking for free.  To compare the prices of car hire companies why not use the search facilities at anycarhire.com?

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