Canberra is the pride of Australia, with iconic landmarks and historic buildings that are unique in their own right. Don’t miss this exclusive Canberra coach tour from Sydney that introduces you to this hi-tech, yet historic, capital city....
Canberra is the pride of Australia, with iconic landmarks and historic buildings that are unique in their own right. Don’t miss this exclusive Canberra coach tour from Sydney that introduces you to this hi-tech, yet historic, capital city. What’s more...you get a Sydney Harbour Café Mezze & Champagne cruise voucher ABSOLUTELY FREE! Your free cruise voucher can be redeemed any day during the validity period.
It takes about 3.5-hours by road to reach the capital city of Australia, but the air-conditioned coach ride and an entertaining driver/guide more than make up for the distance.
Before you reach Canberra, there will be a short break at Suttons Forest. Not only do you get to stretch your legs, you also get to climb to the summit of Mt. Ainslie in Canberra’s National Park. Incredible views await you at the top, as well as great photo opportunities. The panoramic views offer a calming experience, as you take in the silence and the endless mountain ranges.
The first stop in Canberra is at the Australian War Memorial, which commemorates the fallen heroes of the nation. Walk around the memorial and pay your respects to those who have laid down their lives in the name of duty. Your local guide will also impart interesting information and anecdotes about the monument.
You have the option to stay longer here and skip the next place of call, which is the National Museum of Australia. Notable among the exhibits is the Gallery of First Australians, which features a display of Aboriginal artefacts.
Post-lunch it’s time for a guided tour of the Parliament House. Opened in 1988 by Queen Elizabeth II, the building resembles two boomerangs with an 81-metre flagpole at its peak. Learn about the architecture and history of this majestic monument, and visit many of its 4,700 rooms. You will also get a keen insight into the Australian democratic process.
Visit the Lodge next, which is the Prime Minister’s official residence. Built in the mid-1920s, the name ‘Lodge’ is misleading for this 40-room Georgian-style mansion! Set in over 18,000 square-metres of beautiful gardens, the Lodge is a picturesque place to relax and unwind, while listening to the stories that your driver guide has to share about the many Prime Ministers who have resided at the Lodge. The foreign embassies located nearby are also worth looking out for.
Before heading to Lake Burley Griffin, you will drive past the National Library which is the largest reference library in the country. There are over 10 million reference materials on the bookshelves, a growing collection ever since the library’s origins in 1901. The man-made Lake Burley Griffin is the centerpiece of Canberra with beautiful parklands, walking tracks, cafés and restaurants.
Relax and have a refreshing beverage, before heading back to Sydney!
*Free Tour: Your sightseeing cruise includes a Mezze platter of salads, cheese and cold cuts, complemented by a bottle of Australian champagne, topped by views of Sydney Harbour attractions!
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