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Touring in Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

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The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has Australia's capital and largest inland city, Canberra. The ACT has a population of around 300 000. It is approximately a three hour drive or a 45-minute flight south-west from Sydney. Canberra is a meticulously planned city with parklands, restaurants, beautiful bushland and leafy suburbs around Lake Burley-Griffin. Its public buildings are known for innovative architecture. Other towns include Williamsdale, Naas, Uriarra, Tharwa and Hall. It is a great place to go caravanning or camping, in a Caravan, Campervan, Motorhome or Winnebago.

 


IMAGE: Parliament House and Indigenous Mosaic
Photo: Photographer Unknown. Courtesy Tourism New South Wales



The ACT has agricultural land and a national park, Namadgi National Park,
which is mostly mountains covered with forest. Tidbinbilla to the south-west of Canberra has the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and the Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex.
 
The Naas and Murrumbidgee Rivers flow through the area. Animals and plants found in the ACT are generally similar to others found in the rest of South Eastern Australia.

IMAGE: Floral Garden, Canberra
Photo: Photographer Unknown. Courtesy Tourism New South Wales
 

 

The Australian Capital Territory experiences four definite seasons,due to its elevation of 650m and distance from the coast. Hot, dry summers, and cold winters fog and frosts. Higher mountains in the South-East are snow-covered for at least part of the winter. Thunderstorms often happen between October and March, and an annual rainfall of around 625 mm is highest in spring and summer and lowest in winter. Temperatures have ranged from -13.2 °C to 46+ °C

Canberra is only 1.5 hrs drive from the Snowy Mountains, where many outdoor activities including hiking, horse riding, mountain biking, snow skiing, snow boarding etc are popular.

IMAGE: Capital Hill, Canberra
Photo: Photographer Unknown. Courtesy Tourism New South Wales
 

Places to go include:

  • Australian Reptile Centre
  • Australian War Memorial
  • Australian Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Canberra Railway Museum
  • Lanyon Historic Homestead
  • National Aquarium
  • National Botanic Gardens
  • National Film and Sound Archives
  • National Gallery of Australia
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Parliament House
  • Questacon
  • Tidbinbilla Deep Space Communication Complex
  • Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Things to do include:

  • Australian Science Festival
  • Canberra Festival
  • Canberra International Balloon Festival
  • Canberra National Multicultural Festival
  • Days of Wine & Roses
  • Floriade
  • National Festival of Australian Theatre
  • National Folk Festival
  • Oktoberfest
  • Royal Canberra Show
  • V8 Supercar Races

Australian Capital Territory is a great place to go caravanning or camping, in a Caravan, Campervan, Motorhome or Winnebago.

Click to See Interactive Tour Map of Australian Capital Territory


 

Some of the original source of this information is material from the Wikipedia article
about Australian Capital Territory where you can find much more detail about ACT.
It is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.  

 

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