Australian Capital Territory top things to do and see as a tourist

Parliament House Australia

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is home to the country's capital, Canberra, and offers a variety of things to see and do for tourists:​

  1. Visit the Australian War Memorial: This iconic museum honours the sacrifices of Australians who have served in war and peacekeeping operations.
  2. Explore the National Museum of Australia: Learn about the history and culture of the country through interactive exhibits and displays.
  3. Visit the National Gallery of Australia: Admire the vast collection of Australian and international art, including works by famous artists such as Jackson Pollock and Vincent van Gogh.
  4. Tour the Parliament House: Take a guided tour of the seat of Australia's government and learn about the country's political history.
  5. Visit the Royal Australian Mint: See how coins are made and take a tour of the mint's facilities.
  6. Take a walk around Lake Burley Griffin: Enjoy the beautiful views of the lake, the surrounding parks and the city's landmarks.
  7. Visit the Australian National Botanic Gardens: Explore the gardens and learn about the country's native plants.
  8. Visit the Questacon: The National Science and Technology Centre is a great place for families to learn about science and technology in a fun and interactive way
  9. Take a day trip to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve: This reserve is located in the nearby Brindabella Ranges and offers visitors the opportunity to see native Australian wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, and echidnas.
  10. Enjoy the local food and wine: Canberra is home to a thriving food and wine scene, with many local wineries, breweries, and restaurants to choose from.
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