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Canberra is the capital city of Australia and is located in the Australian Capital Territory to the southwest of Sydney. Following a long dispute over whether Sydney or Melbourne should be the national capital, a compromise was reached: Canberra. It was constructed in the early 1900s following a design by architect Walter Burley Griffin.

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Canberra City YHA

Canberra City YHA

Great for a YHA - good lounge spaces, pool, roof terrace and big kitchen area. Kitchen equipment was sadly lacking and the tin opener (chained to the worktop!) had definitely seen better days but the cooking areas were good. Parking near the hostel is easy and good value and, on the whole, the staff were helpful. ... more


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  • Your opinion about Canberra
    Hello, I would like to have your opinion about Canberra ? Other travellers told me that there's nothing interesting to see or to do over there. That Canberra is a business city that's it that's all. Do you have the same opinion about this city ? Spending 4 days there is it too long ? If you have ...

    Hey part of my rtw trip i will be in sydney for a few days - i have a mate in canberra tho and he suggested me to come over for a night - just wondering how far is it from sydney to canberra and how much do you think it will cost? nice one ...

  • australia from sydney to tasmania, via canberra and melbourn
    help please, we are elderly travellers and would like to go to Australia in April/May next year, travelling first to Sydney then onto Canberra and Melbourne before going onto Tasmania. Any recommendations from anyone, regarding flights,trains,buses and the ferry to Tasmania, thanks stokesy ...

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Canberra Blog Entries

  • Canberra
    Well Canberra delivered some Sunny, non-windy days. However, a little foggy and chilly in the mornings. We felt that Canberra was a pretty city with lots of iconic things to do. We were in awe of the huge War Museum and the views through Anzac Parade to Parliament House. ...
    Posted in Cooks Tour by CooksTour

  • Canberra
    Canberra was the first stop on my working holiday, accompanying the residents of my group home to World Youth Day in Sydney. After a couple flights, we arrived in Canberra, and were billoted out ...
    Posted in A Journey of 1000 Steps by tristessa27

  • Canberra
    durch Canberra zum Palamentshaus, zu den Botschaften und in so einige Museen!!!!! IMG_1082 IMG_1069 IMG_1104 Nach dem ich jeden winkel von Canberra erkundet habe, sogar den Botanischen Garten, der ungefear 3 km auserhalb lieg gings weiter mit dem overnightbus nach Melbourn. In Canberra lernte ich einige ...
    Posted in Downunder by Gigidownunder

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