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Art + Design
The library is home to one of the world’s most remarkable collections of material relating to Australia and Australia’s people, from historic maps to manuscripts.
National Gallery of Australia
The National Gallery’s evolving collection of over 155,000 works of art, created by more than 15,000 artists, includes the world’s largest collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. The collection represents the whole of Australian art, modern art worldwide, particularly from Europe and America and art from across Asia and the Pacific.
The National Museum of Australia
The museum explores key issues, people, and events that have shaped Australia’s social history. The museum profiles 50,000 years of Indigenous heritage, settlement since 1788 and key events including Federation and the Sydney 2000 Olympics. The museum holds the world's largest collection of Aboriginal bark paintings and stone tools, the heart of champion racehorse Phar Lap and the Holden prototype No. 1 car.
The National Portrait Gallery
The gallery is a collection of over 400 portraits of prominent Australians. Famous to notorious, remarkable to glorious. Check out some of the people and artists who have shaped our national identity.
Long-standing shopping destination with 260+ shops, restaurants & services, plus a cinema. This is Canberra’s ultimate fashion destination, with leading brands such as Myer and David Jones.
This is one of Canberra’s largest shopping centers, with around 270 specialty stores. Westfield Belconnen is your one-stop hub for shopping, fun & relaxation. Shop a great range of fashion, entertainment, dining & wellbeing or check out their great events & activities.
Westfield Woden Plaza is a large shopping centre located in the Woden Town Centre of Phillip of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. The centre comprises four anchor tenants - David Jones, Big W, Coles and Woolworths - and more than 250 other retail, leisure, and dining outlets.
Canberra Outlet Centre
Canberra Outlet Centre offers up to 70% off across all factory and home-center retailers with some of Australia’s top fashion brands.
Italian & Sons
Italian & Sons is a premium restaurant serving contemporary interpretations of essential Italian favorites in an authentic setting.
Modern sushi bar with dishes made from locally sourced ingredients, plus an extensive drinks menu.
This restaurant brings "New Asian" cuisine to Canberra in a modern venue.
Les bistronomes is a French restaurant which prides itself in delivering high quality produce, service and wine in a relaxed and homely atmosphere.
Historic Sites and Monuments
The Australian War Memorial
Bringing together a world-class museum and shrine, The Australian War Memorial is a national memorial to the members of armed forces and supporting organizations who have participated in wars.
Parliament House, also referred to as Capital Hill or simply Parliament, is the meeting place of the Parliament of Australia, and the seat of the legislative branch of the Australian Government. Located in Canberra, the Parliament building is situated on the southern apex of the Parliamentary Triangle atop Capital Hill, at the meeting point of Commonwealth, Adelaide, Canberra and Kings Avenue enclosed by the State Circle.
Old Parliament House
Old Parliament House, formerly known as the Provisional Parliament House, was the seat of the Parliament of Australia from 1927 to 1988. The building began operation on 9 May 1927 after Parliament's relocation from Melbourne to the new capital, Canberra.
High Court of Australia
The High Court of Australia is Australia's apex court. It exercises original and appellate jurisdiction on matters specified within Australia's Constitution. The High Court was established following passage of the Judiciary Act 1903
Questacon is Australia’s leading hands-on science and technology center, with over 200 interactive exhibits.
Canberra Reptile Zoo
Visit some of Australia’s largest and deadliest reptiles, including the world’s most venomous snakes. The zoo focuses on education and awareness.
National Dinosaur Museum
Discover life-like models in the landscaped Dinosaur Garden, at one of the largest permanent displays of dinosaurs and prehistoric life in Australia.
Big Splash Waterpark
Cool down in the summer months with nine water slides, Splash Island, and pool inflatables. The park is open from mid-November to mid-March.
Parks and Recreation
Lake Burley Griffin
Lake Burley Griffin (the Lake) is Canberra's centrepiece and a significant number of national institutions, parks and national public places are located on or near its shores and is an integral part of Canberra’s design and is a vital element in the plan for the nation’s capital. The Lake dams the Molonglo River between Scrivener Dam and the Dairy Road Bridge.
Australian National Botanic Gardens
Nestled in the foothills of Black Mountain, the Australian National Botanic Gardens is the perfect retreat from the rush of city life. Go to the Gardens, breathe in the fresh air, listen to the birds and watch the trees sway with the breeze. Take a stroll beneath the canopy of the Rainforest Gully, enjoy a coffee or a massage, and leave feeling rejuvenated. With over 4,500 species on display, the Gardens is the only place where you can see the true variety of native Australian plants in one location.
This is a 40-hectare park that offers something for the whole family, from a wading pool to a miniature train.
Take a stroll through Commonwealth Park, where you will find interesting sculptures and tranquil ponds.