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Destination Overview: Canberra

Population:

320,000

Vacation Packages Available:

History and Culture
Nature
Food and Wine
Sport

Canberra became Australia’s Capital city in 1908, and the provisional Parliament House opened in 1927.

History and Culture are the focus points of Canberra, with Museums, Galleries and Parliament House for you to explore. Canberra’s Museums offer an insight to Australia’s past and how this multicultural nation began.

National Attractions in Canberra:

Australian Institute of Sport
National Gallery of Australia
Australian War Memorial
National Archives of Australia
National Museum of Australia
National Library of Australia
National Portrait Gallery
Old Parliament House
Parliament House
Screen Sound Australia
Questacon – the National Science and Technology Centre

The National Australian Botanical Garden is entirely devoted to native plants of Australia. The Botanical Garden is nestled at the bottom of Black Mountain which offers many walking tracks taking in the flora and fauna of the region. Black Mountain also offers a wonderful 360 degrees view of Canberra, taking in views of the Parliament House, Australian Institute of Sport and Lake Burley Griffin.

Canberra region has 140 vineyards and most are within a 30 minute drive from the city centre. You will find approximately 30 cellar doors in the rural countryside and the district’s vineyards are small and friendly.

Temperature (monthly averages):

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max °C 28 27 24 20 15 12 11 13 16 19 22 26
Max °F 82 81 75 68 59 54 52 55 61 66 72 79
Min °C 13 13 11 7 3 1 0 1 3 6 9 11
Min °F 55 55 52 45 37 34 32 34 37 43 48 52
Rainfall (mm) 62 54 53 50 49 40 42 47 53 66 65 53
Sunny Days 23 21 24 23 23 21 21 20 20 20 20 23
Sunshine Hrs 9 9 8 7 6 5 6 7 7 9 9 9

Source:

Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) - climate averages