more information on Canberra

Oh, Canberra. You’ve got it quite rough from tourists, but especially from locals who seem to wonder why it would ever be on anyone’s Australia itinerary. It certainly doesn’t have a big party scene, or hot beaches to laze away on, but it does have the charms and merits needed to warrant a stop. It is, after all, the nation’s […]

Things to Do in Canberra

Often times I hear people that have visited the ACT were a little disappointed as far as National Capital cities go. There are the typical Government Buildings, Art Museums, National Institutes of This and That, and apparently the whole city is one big round-about. If government buildings and art museums aren’t your thing, and you just KNOW there must be […]

Australian Capital Territory, Mud Map Tours

So you are travelling around Australia, or maybe you live here and are in desperate need of a unique get away. check out a few of these festivals in a State near you! Northern Territory Tiwi Islands Football and Art Sale April 1 Alice Springs Cup Carnival April 21- May 7 Queensland Ridley Polocrosse World Cup April 23-29 Australian Gospel […]

April in Oz, Festivals around the Country

Canberrans spend much less time behind the wheel travelling to and from work than other Australians, spending an average of 30 minutes commuting each day. A Canberra Times report says a new Australia Institute report Off to Work: Commuting in Australia, published on Thursday, found Canberrans spent two hours and 29 minutes a week commuting, the least of any capital […]

Canberra commute shortest in nation

I was looking forward to my weekend in Canberra for the people I was going there to see than for the city itself. Canberra has something of a reputation for being very sterile, boring and you’d only ever live there if you were somehow involved with the Federal government.


Canberra is Australia’s political capital and is part of the Australia Capital Territory. Like Washington D.C., it is not a state but a seperate political center. It is home to a variety of national monuments and museums. Although Canberra is the seat of the government, and home to more than 300,000 people, the city has a laid back feel that […]

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