Canberra – Purpose built as Australia’s capital city, Canberra is a 3-hour drive from both the snowy mountains and the beautiful beaches of New South Wales.
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Canberra is a city which honors Australia’s past and shapes its future, yet #Canberra is far more than a political capital.
At the heart of Canberra’s creation story is Lake Burley Griffin. In 1911, the government launched an international design competition seeking a master plan for a brand new city. The victor, Chicago architect Walter Burley Griffin, won with a garden city design focused on a man-made lake which fits perfectly within the landscape. When, the nation’s Governor General stood in a dusty paddock in 1913 and announced the name of the new capital, he told the nation that the city had, lying before it, a splendid destiny.
Over 100 years later, that destiny has been fulfilled in a city that preserves the great chapters of Australia’s history and continues on to the next. #Vacation here to become a part of it, and keep the memories of your #visit for your own story.
For now, we hope you enjoy watching this #travel #guide as much as we enjoyed making it.
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0:00 – Canberra
0:52 – Lake Burley Griffin
1:25 – Mt Ainslie
1:38 – Parliamentary Triangle
1:51 – Parliament House
2:19 – Old Parliament House
2:49 – National Museum of Australia
3:20 – National Gallery of Australia
3:51 – National Portrait Gallery
4:13 – National Library
4:42 – National Archives of Australia
4:52 – Australian War Memorial
5:58 – Braddon
6:22 – National Dinosaur Museum
6:34 – Royal Australian Mint
6:49 – Questacon
7:10 – Telstra Tower
7:30 – Floriade