Are you familiar with the beautiful Australian city of Canberra? Did you know that it is the capital city of the country? If not, you are not alone.
Sydney is probably the most known and visited city in Australia, which is why many people (especially those who have very limited knowledge of the country) think it is Australia’s capital city.
Just like this one guy working at NuVision Auto Glass. One time when he found out I grew up in Australia during one of my appointments with them, he mentioned that he went to Sydney once. When I asked him if he also visited Australia’s capital city, he was kinda confused. Turns out he always thought Sydney was Australia’s capital.
But the truth is Australia’s capital city is located approximately 247 kilometres away from Sydney. It is the country’s largest inland city, which also boasts countless astonishing destinations and rich Australian culture.
Here are some interesting facts to know about Canberra:
Fun Facts About Canberra
Free access to world-class and renowned tourist destinations
Just like other key cities in Australia, Canberra is also packed with must-see attractions that you should definitely visit. But what you might not know is that a lot of the city’s most astonishing and exciting tourists spots can be visited for free!
You don’t have to spend a single dollar just to take a look at the country’s rich history. Some of the places you can visit for free are:
- National Gallery of Australia
- National Museum of Australia
- Australian War Memorial
- National Film and Sound Archive
- National Archives of Australia
- Canberra Museum and Gallery
- Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
It has its own hot air balloon festival
Canberra is one of the few places on the whole continent where you can go for a hot air balloon ride. As long as the weather permits, you and your family can book a ride and enjoy a bird-eye view of Canberra’s picturesque landscape.
Due to the popularity of hot air balloon rides in the city, Canberra also inaugurated an annual festival dedicated to it. Dubbed as the Canberra Festival Balloon Spectacular, spectators can see about a hundred vibrant and eye-catching hot air balloons floating around the city during the event. This festival usually takes place around the second or third week of March, so book your flight around that time if you want to take a glimpse of this spectacular extravaganza.
A great place for vineyard hopping
I am sure you are already aware of how many vineyards there are across Australia. But did you know that Canberra is just a short ride away from some of Australia’s most exceptional wineries?
So if you love wine, we strongly encourage you to do a little bit of vineyard hopping around the city and its surrounding towns to have a taste of some of Australia’s most outstanding wines.
Here are some of the most excellent wine trails around Canberra:
- Four Winds Vineyard
- Clonakilla at Murrumbateman
- Mount Majura Vineyard
- Helm Wines
- Lark Hill
- Eden Road Wines
With so many interesting places to go to and activities to try, Canberra is indeed one of the best places to visit in Australia. So book a flight now and go visit the country’s capital city now! I am sure you will not be disappointed with its beauty and culture.