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Canberra, Australia

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Canberra is a place that should be explored for anybody who is on vacation to Australia. To get around Canberra City, you can use buses, bikes, and cars.

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Canberra is the capital of Australia. It is located in the southwest of Sidney, and in the northeast of Melbourne. Canberra is in the middle of two Australia's second largest cities. Construction of the city began in 1913. The designer was a Chicago architect, Walter Burley Griffin. This City has a population of more than 300 thousand people. Canberra is the seat of government, while the economic center held by Melbourne and Sydney. Urban development is strongly influenced by the "garden city movement" and combine different areas of natural vegetation, so that Canberra received the title of "bush capital". Canberra City has a total area of 814.2 square kilometers. The City is located at an altitude of approximately 580 meters, and the highest peak is Majura at an altitude of about 888 meters.

Canberra City is home to many exciting attractions. Attractions with shades of culture, history, heritage, politics, art, flora and fauna can be seen and studied in this city. You can enjoy nightlife, relax with friends, enjoy delicious food and wine, enjoy the beauty of nature, visit museums and galleries, satisfy your shopping desire, do a spa, and many other fun activities.

If you would like to visit Australia, you should stop in Canberra City. There are many interesting places you can find in here, for example, The National Museum of Australia (you can recognize Australia and its people through this place. This is one of the best attractions in Canberra), Parliament House, Old Parliament House (the home of the federal government for 61 years, from 1927 to 1988), National Gallery, Australian War Memorial (museum that saves a lot of Australian past history), Questacon (science and technology center in Canberra), Australian National Botanic Gardens (there are about 6000 species of local plants here), Black Mountain, the Telstra Tower, Nolan Gallery, Canberra Glassworks, etc.

The best time to visit Canberra is during the spring. In the spring the weather is really nice, pretty cold in the morning, while sunny in the afternoon. All flowers are blooming and the plants look very beautiful. Summer lasts in December to February. These months are ideal for enjoying water sports. While the rainy season lasts from September to March.