BreakFree Capital Tower Canberra

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

2 Marcus Clarke St (formerly Pacific International Apartments Capital Tower), Canberra, Australia
BreakFree Capital Tower Canberra
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 24% more than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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  • Couples76
  • Solo60
  • Business53

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What is the Electrical Appliance voltage in Canberra

by KIMPEK

Hi,

My friend will be going to study in ANU soon, and she would like to know the price rang for rice cooker and water boiler, and also the voltage use in Australia ..

Please advise urgently, as she is going on this Tueday night.

Thank you

kim

Re: What is the Electrical Appliance voltage in Canberra

by sirgaw

Here's one of many links that will show you what an Australian power point looks like - http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=2633138f09a4f1f42eca7908c6aaee74 - we're 220 volts and the bottom pin on a power plug is "earth"

For a rice cooker, one of the largest cheaper stores around Australia is Kmart - here's the link for their on line range. Maybe cheaper in store. Not sure what you mean by a water boiler, but try electric kettles and from the last time I had to buy one after the old one died, it was around $20

http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/s_10151_10104_Appliances_Small+Kitchen+Appliances_Slow+Cookers+%26+Steamers?keyword=rice+cooker&sLevel=1%7C2&sLevel=0

Re: What is the Electrical Appliance voltage in Canberra

by wise23girl

Well you can buy small urns if you need more than a kettle...Plastic ones cheaper and there are stainless steel. The last time I saw them was in places like Mitre 10 hardware stores. You will find these stores in shopping centres or maybe on there own. Cost more than a kettle but The plastic ones not bad...would only guess at price.Maybe $100 for stainless steel.

Re: What is the Electrical Appliance voltage in Canberra

by vpas

while i was there for a longish stay i had to buy a rice cooker and it costed me 20 dollars in aldi(it is quite good quality)ia m still using it back home.
wish your friend a safe trip and all the best,
vpas

Re: What is the Electrical Appliance voltage in Canberra

by buffybird

Voltage is 240kw, for a water boiler or kettle i would allow minimum of $20 the reason being is that the cheaper dont have the little lid over the pourer hence you could end up boiling dead flies depending on circumstances and flies. I always spend the extra and get the lid.
You can get from kmart, big W a rice cooker/steamer from $29-95 upwards.
Cheers Heather

Re: What is the Electrical Appliance voltage in Canberra

by sirgaw

>hence you could end up boiling dead flies

Yum!!!! Have you ever heard of flied rice (sometimes said as lice)? The WA flies are really tasty - LOL

Re: What is the Electrical Appliance voltage in Canberra

by buffybird

Mate, especially if you get to taste the little white eggs. Yummm the way they crawl down your throat, that wriggling sensation!

Re: What is the Electrical Appliance voltage in Canberra

by KIMPEK

Hi all,

Thank you for your advise, I told her to get one in Canberra...

Cheers!!


kim

Travel Tips for Canberra

The Best Tourist Info Centre

by amyhenderson

I'll travel between Sydney & Canberra fairly regularly for work. Sometimes I'll fly, sometimes I'll drive.

If you drive from Sydney to Canberra, allow 3hrs for a comfortable trip that includes a break.

Upon entering Canberra, you will notice the "Welcome to Canberra" sign on Northbourne Avenue. This avenue is very big and very long and pretty much takes you from one side of Canberra to the other.

The signage in Canberra is fabulous, you can't miss the major sights. But one you absolutely cannot miss and should not miss, is the Tourist Info Centre. It has a wealth of information and consultants to offer brochures and advice on Canberra and it's surrounds, including the very lovely Kozsciosko National Park. You can, of course, also get maps of Canberra. I consider that part, at least, essential.

Mount Stromlo...

by rozehill

Mount Stromlo Observatory
Originally established as the Commonwealth Solar Observatory in 1924,
it was subsequently known as the Commonwealth Observatory. Mt Stromlo
Observatory has been part of the Australian National University since 1957.
This Observatory was caught in the 2003 bush fires and it has since been re built.

Paintball

by CandS

If you enjoy strange/different sports then give Paintball a go. We did it at Paintball Sports ACT in Palliago.

For those of you who don't know...paintball is a game where you 'shoot' your friends with small paint pellets...they explode when they hit something... It is a little painful at first but then you forget the pain for all the fun you're having... :)

Sex shops & fireworks shops

by Kate-Me

This was one of the more unusual sights for us, though we knew there would be quite a lot of sex shops around the place, out in the open (Canberra's reputation having preceeded it).

I don't think it's that Canberra's shops are more explicit for this, just that some of their laws are more 'lax' than the rest of Australia and the shops are scattered around freely.
Up until a few months ago, it was the same with fireworks shops - they were scattered about freely too, Canberra being the only state in Australia where it was still legal to buy fireworks.
Now the law has been tightened even here, and fireworks are now only for sale if you're a resident of the city, and even then, only for one week each June.

When you are visiting the...

by Ronald_T

When you are visiting the Australian Capital, you have to visit the National Parliament House (http://www.aph.gov.au) that is located on a 32-hectare site and built on top of Capital Hill. It is the focal point of Canberra. The building completed in 1988 after a cost of over 800 million dollars, but it is one of the most attractive parliament buildings in the world. It replaced the old parliament (http://www.oph.gov.au) house, which is located further down the hill. The National Parliament House is build from a design by the architect Romaldo Giurgola. It was official opened by Queen Elisabeth II (for those don’t know, she is English) on May 9th 1988. For those who want to send an e-mail to the Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard, this is the address: http://www.pm.gov.au ;-)

See for more info and pictures in the Parliament House travelogue please…

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Address: 2 Marcus Clarke St (formerly Pacific International Apartments Capital Tower), Canberra, Australia