Arts, culture and heritage in Canberra
Canberra is the home of Australia's Parliament House, National Gallery, National Museum and War Memorial, as well as many more significant cultural and architectural offerings. Kids of all ages love the interactive science and technology at Questacon.
Canberra is Australia's national capital city and centre of government. This striking inland city surrounded by farmland is 289 km south-west of Sydney. It's a great example of urban planning and landscape architecture, thanks to the visionary work of Chicago-born designer, Walter Burley Griffin.
There are plenty of things to see and do in Canberra. Hear tales of wartime valour at the Australian War Memorial, visit the country's best art collection at the National Gallery of Australia and the fascinating interactive science and technology at Questacon. Canberra also has a vibrant food culture with fine local wines, great restaurants and a local food trail known as the Poacher's Pantry.
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Floriade Spring Flower Festival in Commonwealth Park Canberra. Image Australian Capital Tourism
Old Parliament House in Autumn, Parkes. Image Australian Capital Tourism
Tomb of the unknown soldier at the Australian War Memorial. Image Geoff Lung for Tourism Australia