Australian Capital Territory

Approximately 3 hours from Sydney lies the nation’s capital, Canberra. Here you’ll find Australia’s Federal Parliament, the Australia War Memorial and the National Gallery of Australia. The gallery boasts an exceptional national collection and popular international exhibits.


  • Canberra

    View of Canberra, Mt Ainslie

    Canberra is Australia’s capital city and a unique Australian city with an entirely planned urban landscape. 300 kilometres south west of Sydney, the site was chosen as Australia’s capital in 1908 as a compromise between the two largest Australian cities, Sydney and Melbourne. It’s the nation’s political heart and home to some of Australia’s best historical and cultural institutions.

    Unlike most cities which have been developed organically overtime, Canberra’s unique inner-city layout was built from a holistic design. Throughout the inner-city you’ll notice a pattern of geometric motifs such as circles and hexagons, the work of American architect Walter Burley Griffin who won an international competition to design the city.

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  • Australian War Memorial

    Australian War Memorial

    Australia’s military history is remembered and honoured at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. The memorial is a shrine to the many Australians who served during war time and for the many who lost their lives for their country.

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  • Parliament House

    Parliament House

    The Parliament House of Australia is the focal point of Canberra, the official capital of Australia and an easy day trip from Sydney. This unique boomerang shaped building was designed to replace the out-dated and less functional Old Parliament House.

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