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Australia Capital Territory

Australia Capital Territory (ACT) is an interesting region of Australia being known as the home for Canberra, the capital city. ACT is actually a small region encased in the state of New South Wales just near the southern edge. Besides Canberra, there aren’t many other areas in the territory to visit except for farmland.

The history of ACT dates back to 1911 when it was finally made a territory of the Commonwealth of Australia, but it wasn’t until 1913 that Canberra was officially named as the capital city.

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Canberra is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Australia, which makes it the political hub for the entire country (not Sydney as many suspect). Being a newer city, there are features that make Canberra a nice place to visit – the clean lines, wide streets, uncanny number of roundabouts and good amount of things to do. You can experience the history of Australia here, or you can dive into science at Questacon and dine at one of the many ethnic restaurants on offer. Not too far outside of the city are mountains that make for wonderful day trips.

Near Canberra: Check out Queanbeyan, Goulbourn and Cooma.