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  • Even the graffiti was worth a look
    Even the graffiti was worth a look
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  • The magnificent eagle at New Acton
    The magnificent eagle at New Acton
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  • The Nishi building, look closely
    The Nishi building, look closely
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  • 1. New Parliament House

    Visit Parliament House...it's the home of Australia's Federal Parliament. You can go inside and look around or you can get a free tour. Once when I went I had a broken ankle and they gave me a...

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  • 2. Tourist Attractions

    Wow, the ratings were good, the praise was lush. Margaret Pomeranz gave it four and a half stars and gushed in her praise of the movie. The movie house, one of the Palace cinema chain, was nearby,...

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  • 3. Outer Towns/Suburbs

    Here I am shivering on the balcony of the hotel overlooking the [less than Olympic] ski slopes at Thredbo in "the snowies". . Here's a link to more information about this area:...

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  • 4. History/Location

    Walter Burley Griffin originated this term, which refers to the area between Parliament House and the lake, flanked by Commonwealth Avenue on the west and Kings Avenue to the east. As a visitor, it...

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  • 5. National Parks/Reserves/Countryside

    The Canberra-Nara Park opened in 1999. The Park is a symbol of friendship between the sister cities of Canberra, built as the national capital of Australia in the 20th century, and Nara, the capital...

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  • 6. Parks / Gardens / Lakes

    Of course, Floriade is also about people; about the charming little girl with the great hat I spotted running around who just made my shot of the playground; the guy I met who was involved in the...

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  • 7. Old Parliament House

    Probably not, but you can rest (or not) assured that if there are ghosts in Canberra then Old Parliament House would be top of the list of probability. There are certainly enough photos, paintings and...

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  • 8. Galleries / Museums

    The National Museum..it features several permanent exhibitions and some moving exhibitions... A lot of the things in the museum are from and about Australia...past and present. It's a great place to...

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  • 9. Views

    Around Canberra you have some lookouts that offer some nice views around the nations capital, as you can see, it is a very lush area, and its in a nice spot, though they can work on the nightlife of...

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  • 10. Australian War Memorial

    Visit the WAR Memorial?Museum? Say Hello to George for me 'WELLINGTON BOMBER' Or was it a LANC? Sorry George. Find the road out of Canberra! Leaving. Okay am having a wee joke it's not all bad but...

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  • 11. Embassies

    The Aboriginal tent embassy - basically an aboriginal camp of tents and campfire in the park directly across from the old Parliament House - seems and looks to be a protest embassy. I know it was in...

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  • 12. Shopping

    For people who like to shop in a shopping Mall (and that's not me) I recommend the Canberra Centre (see picture) in Bunda Street. This glamorous shopping mall has the major department stores (David...

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  • 13. Sports/Outdoor Adventure/Activities

    If you are into racing or enjoy having a lot of fun then check out the Superkarts go karting track in Hume! It is a lot of fun!!! :) We had a bunch of guys and girls and everyone had a fantastic...

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  • 14. Science and Technology

    Mt Stromlo Space Research Centre There is now a 2m telescope here also has a 9m IceStorm Co-Rotating Dome The old building was caught in the serious bush fires of 2003 and now there is this new...

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  • 15. Tours

    Since March 2000 Canberra have there own sightseeing bus, the Canberra Tour. Lets see where they bring you. 01} Melbourne Building 02} Casino Canberra 03} Australian War Memorial 04}...

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  • 16. Way of Life

    A funny thing happened on our way from Melbourne to Sydney, we stopped in Canberra. This is a city that only exists because of the rivalry between Melbourne and Sydney. They couldn’t come to a...

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  • 18. A cobbler in the heart of town

    Right in the heart of town...in the Canberra Mall there is an old fashioned cobbler..one who in earlier days actually made shoes himself. He has been a cobbler...

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  • 19. POSTING MAIL FROM CANBERRA

    Do you have a stamp collecter in the family? If so, you may like to post you postcard back home from somewhere unique!Located in the Telecom Tower, on Black...

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  • 20. Where is the Soul?

    Discussions about love and hate in Canberra ;-)I had an interesting discussion with George (VT member tiabunna) who did not like me calling Canberra a boring...

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  • 21. ACT Brumby

    The mascot of the ACT team is the Brumby, which is a feral horse that roams across the whole of Australia. There seem to be two conflicting reports on where the...

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  • 22. Who has made all those incomplete Brochures?

    Moan and complain about the lack of travel guides ;-)I have really tried hard to find a travel guide for Canberra. I already started searching back home in New...

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  • 23. Everywhere You Go always Take the Weather with You

    Talk about the Craziness of the WeatherAs Canberra is located amidst mountains, forests and valleys, at an altitude of 571 metres above sea level, it...

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  • 24. Statue of King George V

    I was expecting to find a lot of elegant statues and monuments in Canberra......but this was the only one I came across. Most architecture I came across I could...

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  • 25. Sex shops & fireworks shops

    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...

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