The capital of Australia, apart from being the centre for a number of national institutions and governmental agencies was ‘planned and designed’ to be in perfect alignment with its natural scenes.
The modernised museums, technology centres and art galleries here are sure to create an impression, but when it’s not about anything official or indoors, this city is all about a fun time in the natural outdoors.
Here’s a list of places and things to do in Canberra that you simply shouldn’t miss:
The respiratory hub of Canberra
The 90 hectares of floral paradise studded with array of native plant species surely is a treat to watch. The National Botanical Garden along with other nature reserves constitute a major part of the splendid plant life of the capital city.
National Rose Gardens offering different varieties of roses and the Commonwealth Park with its side gardens are few among the many verdant sectors which makes this city viridescent.
Top things to do in Canberra
Canberra mornings aren’t the warmest, but if you rug up and get your heart pumping you’ll be sure to forget about the frost in no time! Ride on an e-bike exploring the man-made city and if it isn’t your thing head to Questacon to enjoy a day filled with mesmerising science and technology activities and demonstrations.
If gorgeous views, nature and greenery is something you quite enjoy, then drive up the curvy road to The National Arboretum or the Black Mountain or climb up the Telstra Tower to check out the beauty of Canberra from its apex point.
Lake Burley Griffin
This blissful man-made lake is one you don't want to miss. The 28-km Lake Burley Griffin surrounding some of Canberra’s famous tourist attractions such as the Carillon, National Library, Regatta Point and so on is also home to a diverse range of native plant species. Enjoy the magnificent construction of the Scrivener Dam to the West, the lively Jerrabomberra Wetlands and Kingston Foreshore to the East and gaze at the governing buildings of Australia as you kayak down the lake.
Offbeat places like the Lake Ginninderra and Lake Tuggeranong also offer stunning scenery and secluded cycling paths. Hit them at sunrise or sunset for the perfect shot.
Scenic drive to Queanbeyan
The stellar road trip from Kingston to Queanbeyan is also highly recommended. The ride itself is full of engaging terrains that ignites your swashbuckler and it’ll take you through a fantastic array of scenery transition from urban to suburban stretches with a little nature on the side. If you have ample time to explore Canberra city, then paying a visit for the grandest views of Canberra from the Parliament Hill won't be a problem.
As a city built on the foot of ranges, Canberra is full of ‘rewarding hiking trails’! Whether it be Mt Taylor, Farrer Ridge or Bruce Ridge, the resulting view will not be disappointing on a hike. From moderate walking trails to steep rugged trails, you’ll find everything scattered throughout these enchanting ranges. No matter what your age, Canberra has intriguing tours customized for all level of adventures! So grab a helmet, hop on your bike and discover new trails today!