Canberra is Australia’s capital, inland from the country’s southeast coast. Surrounded by forest, farmland and nature reserves, it earns its nickname, the “Bush Capital.” The city’s focal point is Lake Burley Griffin, filled with sailboats and kayaks. On the lakeshore is the massive, strikingly modern Parliament House, as well as museums including the National Gallery, known for its indigenous art collections.
The lake’s northern shore is home to Commonwealth Park (host to the annual celebration of spring, the Floriade), the Australian War Memorial and the eclectic National Museum of Australia. Nearby, both Black Mountain and Mt. Ainslie have nature trails and sweeping views that reveal the city’s geometrical layout. Sunday’s Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston showcase work by local designers and craftspeople. At the town’s edge are NASA’s Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex and Namadgi National Park, a mountainous region that’s part of the Australian Alps.
Main attractions include:
Australian War Memorial
Lake Burley Griffin
National Galley of Australia
National Museum of Australia
Weekly markets selling quality fashion, art, handcrafts, fresh produce, etc.
(Courtesy of Wikipedia & Google)
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