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"3infun Canberra Attraction Pass Including the Australian Institute of Sport
3infun Ticket"Whether you want to size yourself up against some of Australia’s elite athletes at the Australian Institute of Sport venture into the delightful miniature world of Cockington Green Gardens or try your hand at some of the 200 exhibits and experiences at Questacon 3infun is serious fun for all ages.The Australian Institute of Sport (The AIS)Australia's premier elite sports precinct. A place that cannot be found anywhere else in Australia. Throughout the year the AIS opens its doors to over 200000 visitors from Australia and overseas. Only minutes from Canberra's CBD with plenty of free car and coach parking
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National Museum of Australia: Ultimate Museum Experience
"Located on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin in the centre of Canberra the Museum's stunning architecture offers an extraordinary place to explore the rich and diverse stories of Australia and its people. See some of the nation's most popular and important objects all in one place from Phar Lap's heart and the Holden Prototype No.1 to bark paintings and ochre used by Aboriginal artists over 50000 years ago. The Ultimate Museum Experience offers a private tour with a guide. The tour is flexible and is tailored to how you would like to experience the Museum. You will be greeted in the Hall and offered refreshments in the e brunch or lunch before or after your tour. Tour duration is just over an hour.""""Discover where Australia's stories come alive at the National Museum of Australia. The Ultimate Museum Experience offers an exclusive personalised tour of the Museum with a dedicated tour guide
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"National Museum of Australia: A History of the World in 100 Objects
"National Museum of Australia: A History of the World in 100 Objects An Exhibition from the British Museum""The major international exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects provides an exceptional opportunity to witness compelling human stories expressed through a unique and beautiful collection of artefacts drawn from across the globe. Each object featured in the exhibition marks a poi from two million years ago until the present.During your visit to the National Museum of Australia you also have the opportunity to discover where Australia's stories come alive. Located on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin in the centre of Canberra the Museum's stunning architecture offers an extraordinary place to explore the rich and diverse stories of Australia and its people. Explore the Museum's permanent galleries and see some of the nation's most popular and important objects all in one plac
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Driving, Road Rules Tips (4)

The Australian Political Ute

I noticed that in Canberra, above all other cities in Australia, Ute drivers had something to say. In particular, this driver's vehicle was a rolling billboard, although he had so many messages, I didn't know what he was really trying to say. This vehicle is called a Ute, which is short for Utility Vehicle. Shorter than a pickup truck, but normally with just as much power, these little car/trucks pack some major towing power and a bed for hauling supplies. In this particular case, the owner was also an activist for several causes. When someone is this passionate on that many topics, then it is best to just exchange pleasantries, because anything more could cause a ruckus. We do encourage you to take the time and read every bumper sticker if you like!

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ATXtraveler
Mar 08, 2008

Just a Jump to the left !

There are many, many bike tracks and running tracks in and around Canberra, they are shared with foot traffic too. The custom in Canberra is for bikes comming up behind people walkling or slower moving traffic than themselves to call out "WAY !" to let you know they are about to overtake, the pedestrian is expected to move to the left, fairly quickly !

Remember now your expected to jump to the LEFT. If you from a country that drives on the right hand side of the road your instinct will probably be to jump to the right, this will get you into a heap of trouble. Most bike riders are fairly good natured in my experience, but you never know.

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majicsilverrose
Apr 24, 2005

Taxi

You don't hail cabs in Canberra. You need to get one in a taxi rank or call them over the phone. Taxis are difficult to get on late nights from Thursday-Saturday because Canberrans often go out to clubs and restaurants during these times.

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Ramonq
Apr 23, 2005

Driving

Australians drive on the left hand side of the road. The maximum speed limit in cities and towns is 60 km/h (35mph) and 100 km/h (60mph) on country roads and highways, unless signs indicate otherwise.

You need to have a license from your country of residence, or an international drivers permit. License and a valid passport must be carried at all times when driving.

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Aug 02, 2003
 
 
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Changi Chapel

Also referred to as the Prisoner of War National Memorial Changi Chapel, one of thirteen built by Prisoners of War (POWs) in Changi Prison Camp, Singapore was built as ‘Our Lady of Christians Roman...
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ANZAC Memorial Chapel of St Paul

While visiting Changi Chapel – Prisoner of War National Memorial I decided to wander into the adjacent ANZAC Memorial Chapel of St Paul. I am glad I did. This chapel is unique in two ways (at least I...
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Australian War Memorial

I don’t, as a rule, write reviews on one off events, temporary exhibits at museums, galleries and the like as by their very nature they will invariably have finished or be gone by the time my reader...
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Blundell's Cottage

This cottage, now located in Commonwealth Park, was constructed as a home for Duntroon Estate workers in the 1860s and as such predates Canberra’s selection as the National Capital. It has been home...
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Canberra Railway Museum

Perhaps the last thing you might expect to find in Canberra is a railway museum and an excellent one at that. The current train service from Canberra consists of a three times a day service to...
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Canberra Glassworks

The new Canberra Glassworks is worth a visit. It was open on the 26th of May 2007. The Canberra Glassworks occupied the old Kingston Powerhouse. In the new Canberra Glassworks, the visitors are able...
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