Australian Capital Territory (Engelsk info.)
Australian Capital Territory was created to house the nation’s capital
Canberra. Explore the treasure trove of national attractions, sprawling
parklands and fashionable restaurants and bars. Just a 45 minute drive from the
city, you’ll find the wildlife, walking trails and Aboriginal rock art of
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Namadgi National Park in the northern Australian
Alps. Drive the Poacher’s Trail to the wineries, farms and galleries of
the surrounding scenic countryside. Hike past wildflowers and glacial lakes in
the Snowy Mountains and spot dolphins from pristine beaches on the South Coast.
up Australia’s history, culture and character in the many museums and
galleries. Contrast Australia’s political past with our modern
democratic government at Old Parliament House and Parliament House. See
Australia through the eyes of our artists at the National Gallery of
Australia and celebrate Australia’s proud sporting achievements the
Australian Institute of Sport.
you’ve finished with the national attractions, get into the great outdoors.
Walk or cycle the lake, parklands and native bushland surrounds. This planned,
modern city sits amidst green open space and wears the decorations of four
distinct seasons, from golden autumn leaves to glorious spring blooms. Beneath
the foliage lie great restaurants and nightlife and a non-stop calendar of
festivals and events.
glacial lakes, snowgum woodlands and colourful alpine meadows on the climb
to Mount Kosciuszko, Australia’s tallest peak. At the top you’ll find
a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with 20 species of plants found nowhere else in
the world. In winter, hit Australia’s highest ski slopes at Charlotte
Pass or carve up the snow at Thredbo and Perisher Blue.
summer, hike, bike or horse ride past fields of wildflowers or soak up the
scenery going caving, rafting, kayaking and four wheel. Fish for trout
from the clear streams around historic Cooma or throw your line in Lake
Jindabyne. Don’t miss the show of autumnal leaves around Tumut, also the
place to also explore the huge stalactites and thermal pool of the Yarrangobilly
pearly white beaches and see dolphins frolic in the sparkling water in
Jervis Bay. Spot whales from Eden on the Sapphire Coast, see native
and exotic animals at Mogo Zoo and explore the wildlife haven of Montague
Island, near Narooma. Go kayaking through the Kangaroo Valley and cruise
down the pristine Clyde River in Bateman’s Bay. Taste oysters in
Merimbula and award-winning cheeses in Bega.
Bushwalk past freshwater lakes and magnificent beaches in Bournda National Park
and through the undisturbed wilderness of Wadbilliga National Park.The South
Coast has 30 national parks, marine parks and reserves, as well as gorgeous
beaches and rich Aboriginal history for you to explore.
past churches, old-time pubs, galleries and antique stores in historic
Braidwood and charming Bungendore. Trek past the waterfalls, wildflowers,
rainforest gullies and sandstone cliffs of Fitzroy Falls and Moreton
National Park, near Bundadoon. Explore
English-styled country gardens and art and craft shops in the highland
getaway of Bowral and 1830s Georgian-English architecture in Berrima.
on a working farm at Yass, visit wineries in the Hilltops district and buy fresh
produce in Young, Australia’s cherry capital. Learn about the life of
Australia’s best cricketer at the Bradman Museum in Bowral and see
world-renowned glass works in Bowning.