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Hidden beneath leafy surrounds, Canberra is bursting with some of Australia’s best cultural attractions offering a snapshot of what it’s like to be an Aussie. Through world-class museums and galleries you can discover more about Australia’s culture, history, sports and politics. This young, lively city offers a friendly, laid-back atmosphere with more than enough to keep you busy for days on end.
Experience a glimpse into Australian culture at the National Museum of Australia. Take a ride in a rotating theatre, use an Aboriginal grinding stone and discover fascinating stories about Australia’s past and present. See Parliament House, where Australia’s political decisions are made, an impressive building with panoramic views of Canberra from the rooftop, and a renowned collection of Australian contemporary art. Then take time to reflect at the Australian War Memorial, which commemorates the commitment and camaraderie of Australians in war.
There are plenty of scenic trips you can do just outside of the city, with the stunning New South Wales Coast and the ski fields of Thredbo and Perisher in the Snowy Mountains, just a couple hours away. Canberra is easy to get to and also makes a great stopover en route between Sydney and Melbourne.
Weather Because of its elevation (650 m) and distance from the coast, the Australian Capital Territory experiences four distinct seasons, unlike many other Australian cities whose climates are moderated by the sea. Canberra is notorious for hot, dry summers, and cold winters with occasional fog and frequent frosts. The highest maximum temperature recorded in the ACT was 42.8 °C at Acton on 11 January 1939. The lowest minimum temperature was −14.6 °C at Gudgenby on 11 July 1971.
Statistics The Australian Capital Territory, often abbreviated to the ACT, is the capital territory of the Commonwealth of Australia and its smallest self-governing internal territory. It is enclaved within New South Wales, and regularly referred to as Australia's 'Bush Capital'. Apart from the city of Canberra, the Australian Capital Territory also contains agricultural land (sheep, dairy cattle, vineyards and small amounts of crops) and a large area of national park (Namadgi National Park), much of it mountainous and forested.
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