Delve Deep into the Delights of Canberra
For decades, Canberra has continued to trip up pub quiz participants all over the world. Sydney is widely - and falsely - thought of as the country's key city, when in fact Canberra is officially recognised as Australia's capital, and has been since 1927. Designed by Walter Burley Griffin as a garden metropolis, Canberra has blossomed into something far beyond this architect's wildest dreams over the past few decades. This area of Australia erupted after WWII into a city that people flocked to for all kinds of reasons, be it political debates, big business deals, sports events, nightlife, nature explorations or the wide array of festivals that take place year upon year. A lively city that sees large influxes of tourism from all corners of the world, Canberra has much to offer its visitors.
Things To Do
Canberra is a rather special part of Australia, with a little bit of something for everyone no matter what your interests may be. There's history, culture, fine cuisine, nightlife, nature trails, boat rides, winery tours and festivals all ready to be explored in the nation's capital city, so if you're planning a visit soon, make sure to give yourself enough time to tackle them all.
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Events in Canberra
Some huge and exciting events take place in the capital of Australia all year round. Here are four of the very best.
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- Temperature: The temperature lies between 29˚C-18˚C during the summer months and between 1˚C-12˚C during the winter months.
- Time difference: Canberra is 11 hours ahead of London during the summer and 8 hours ahead during the winter.
- Currency: The Australian Dollar (AUD).
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From the United Kingdom you have the options to fly from London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester to Canberra.
Flights to Canberra
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