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Canberra attractions

Canberra, the capital of Australia, has plenty happening and whether you live in the city or plan to visit, you can be assured there are plenty of things to do.

For any one who wants to grow their knowledge about Canberra and greater Australia, come and visit one of its many museums - the National Museum of Australia, the Australian War Memorial or even the National Dinosaur Museum.

If you are a fan of the arts then Canberra is the right place to come to indulge in some of the most colourful exhibitions the nation has.

Two of Canberra's favourites are the National Gallery of Australia, home to both local and international exhibitions, and the National Portrait Gallery - a great glimpse into the unique faces that make up Australia.

Great architecture is a strong feature of Canberra city. Come and see the home of Australia's federal politics at the grand Parliament House or see where federal politics used to be played out at the Old Parliament House now known as the Australian Museum of Democracy.

Enjoy the panoramic views from the tall structure, Black Mountain Tower (Tesltra Tower) and get a bigger picture of what life was like in Canberra back in the 1920s at Calthorpe's House. You can't leave Canberra without visiting some of its parks and gardens.

One of the most stunning parks in the city is the Australian National Botanical Gardens full of native flora and fauna and the perfect place for a picnic and a stroll. Just outside of Canberra you can enjoy cycling, bushwalking and even some 4WDing at its national parks - Namadgi National Park and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

Other fun Canberra attractions are the miniature village and beautiful gardens at Cockington Green Gardens, the interactive, educational and entertaining science centre at Questacon - the National Science and Technology Centre and the home to some of Australia's most elite athletes at the Australian Institute of Sport.

Use our guide to gain more information about each of Canberra's attractions so you can make the most of your stay in Canberra, Australia.