Travel Blogs from Canberra, Australia

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Cloudy in Canberra, Canberra, Australia travel blog

Cloudy in Canberra

A travel blog entry by julienicholas


... and went to the national gallery and museum (both worth doing, some nice stuff in the art gallery in particular). Canberra has a shocking lack of signposts making it very difficult for someone 'directionally challenged' like myself to find my way around, ...

Its cold!!, Canberra, Australia travel blog

Its cold!!

A travel blog entry by kazjohn


After a late start (John is getting used to this sleeping in thing) we headed to the institute of sport for a tour of the facility. Was very interesting. Then we rugged up and headed to the Raiders vs Bulldogs game (for the record the bulldogs won) ...

Bush Walk 1, Canberra, Australia travel blog

Bush Walk 1

A travel blog entry by jameshyde


... and rounded ears. Needless to say it was a spectacular afternoon. Afterwards we explored the War Memorial and learned about Australia's Military history. Something I had been curious about for a while but had never made a formal inquisition of. I will ...

Australian Capital Territory, Canberra, Australia travel blog

Australian Capital Territory

A travel blog entry by jenkins


... We free camped that evening on our way to Canberra and "bush tucker Jonno Reesy" got an excellent camp fire going! Canberra is the Aussie b*****d child of a Swindon/Milton Keynes marriage.  Purpose built to house the Australian Parliament it ...

Canberra, Capital of Aus, Canberra, Australia travel blog

Canberra, Capital of Aus

A travel blog entry by darrenniki


... first going to the National Australian Museum. That was pretty good and had different exhibitions on Land, Fire, Sea and the history of Australia. Following on from that we went to Royal Mint of Australia were all the cash is made and we even got to make ...

Canberra, Canberra, Australia travel blog


A travel blog entry by leprefrog


... shades of red and orange. Even if the capital does not look great, there are still a a few things to visit. Canberra became the capital of Australia because Sydney and Melbourne could not find an agreement: they both wanted to be the one! We took a ...

Resolution, Canberra, Australia travel blog


A travel blog entry by jameshyde

... and making it an apartment on wheels is so popular that every other station wagon to see for sale on (Australia's craigslist) is already retro fitted for it, and comes with camping gear, maps and even some entertainment things, bikes, ...

Canberra and going Cross Country..., Canberra, Australia travel blog

Canberra and going Cross Country...

A travel blog entry by paul_and_ness


... , with Parliament House in the distance and public toilets just a stone throw away. Being a modern and Australia’s newest city, Canberra offers the public and visiting campers alike toilets that literally are from the future. Canberra’s ...

FAREWELL PICS, CANBERRA, Australia travel blog


A travel blog entry by ahoyhoy

Hi everyone!!! Welcome to my first entry! Will be backtracking a bit-back to our farewell in early May at Meche. Thank you to everyone that came it was an awesome night!!!! ...

Still cold........, Canberra, Australia travel blog

Still cold........

A travel blog entry by kazjohn


Another late start and off to Questacon! Went to one of their shows and of course, John was picked from the audience to get on stage. He had to hit a ball with a racquet with the guy running and the show and of course John took it very serious and ...

Canberra, Canberra, Australia travel blog


A travel blog entry by alanandchris

... too hot in the day to sit outside. The centre of the museum consisted of a garden which was a concrete abstract map of Australia. Chris expected to see a garden but no-one gets lucky 100 percent of the time. In the afternoon we visited the Black ...

Børnenes dag i Questacon, Canberra, Australia travel blog

Børnenes dag i Questacon

A travel blog entry by fam.straede


Af Lars Vi stod op, da vi vågnede, dejligt med en morgen uden vækkeur. Silje havde set en af de brochurer, vi havde hentet fra turistinformationen om Questacon(svarendende til eksperimentariet i København). Der ville hun rigtig gerne ind. Hun ville ...

Super-sized Milton Keynes, Canberra, Australia travel blog

Super-sized Milton Keynes

A travel blog entry by anslwithers


... a town-planner made real in the early 1900's and it works ok but feels a bit sterile.  We visited the National Museum of Australia (ok as museums go) and the Parliament building.  The latter was built into the side of a hill - rather clever and ...

Traveling to Canberra, Canberra, Australia travel blog

Traveling to Canberra

A travel blog entry by hilarywaite

It was a long drive to Canberra, about four hours. I saw kangaroos watching cars pass on the side of the road. I found it very unusual because I'm used to deer instead. After this long drive, we went to the parliment house which I found quite similar to ...

Capital City, Canberra, Australia travel blog

Capital City

A travel blog entry by mrewkowski

Since we were asleep by 9 pm, we were up at 6:30 and left the Snowy Mountains for the Australian capital, Canberra. Apparently, many years ago, the Assuies could not decide if Melbourne or Sydney should be the capital, so they just started up a brand new ...

Canberra, Canberra, Australia travel blog


A travel blog entry by martynsphotos


A quick trip to the nation's ...

Facts about Australia by Owain Rose, Canberra, Australia travel blog

Facts about Australia by Owain Rose

A travel blog entry by traceywilson


... , and from which Alice Springs draws its water supply. Some of the highest, lowest, oddest and interesting facts about Australia. Highest Mountain: Mainland: Mount Kosciuszco 2,229 metres. The highest point is Mawson Peak on Heard Island at 2,754 ...

Great city but doesn't feel like the capital?, Canberra, Australia travel blog

Great city but doesn't feel like the capital?

A travel blog entry by clairechris2008


After a good night's sleep on the ferry we headed north for an overnight stop in Albury/Wodonga on the Victoria/New South Wales border. Not really anything to right home about here but we made the most of it and had a night out at the cinema watching a ...

Canberra, Canberra, Australia travel blog


A travel blog entry by daveandnat


Home again, Canberra, Australia travel blog

Home again

A travel blog entry by lucyholliday

... its the last one out. After the plane being delayed 20 minutes, spending 20 minutes looking for my luggage and then realising my bus to canberra came 20 minutes earlier than I had thought, by the time I got home i was exhausted from 24 hours of rush rush ...

Canberra Or Bust, Canberra, Australia travel blog

Canberra Or Bust

A travel blog entry by darkstar


... Even before I arrived Down Under I was told, by a friend who comes from the Australian Capital Territory, that people in South Australia are different, and hold themselves superior to the rest of the country because SA was settled by free men and women as ...

Wot no buses?, Canberra, Australia travel blog

Wot no buses?

A travel blog entry by chezgra


Good news was school children were very quiet last night, bad news was a group of teenages arrived and were staying on our floor, but after a noisy evening all went quiet at 10pm. This morning we were out bright and early to go to the Australian ...

Museum u. Parlament / National Museum,  Parliament, Canberra (ACT Australian Capital Territory), Australia travel blog

Museum u. Parlament / National Museum, Parliament

A travel blog entry by petra_karlaut


... should become the capital in 1901 finally the decision was made to create a new City as capital of Australia. Thirty years later Canberra was built and the "Australian Capital Territory" founded. Nowadays quarrels still go on between fans of Sydney ...

Back home again!, Canberra, Australia travel blog

Back home again!

A travel blog entry by annejohn


... a lot of walking as I realised that I had put on a bit of weight overseas and needed to get it off ASAP! We arrived back in Canberra at about 9am Friday morning - we were met at the airport by Kristelle and a very excited Leah! What a trip.   We ...

That's a Capital 'C' everyone!, Canberra, Australia travel blog

That's a Capital 'C' everyone!

A travel blog entry by jo21


... Scandinavian people have a better command of English than I have - and look younger - bah!) So there you have it. Canberra - the servo of Australia! Maybe they'll put that on the next batch of licence plates. But I was here to see Canberra. I ...

to Canberra, Canberra, Australia travel blog

to Canberra

A travel blog entry by ruthie

... it across Sydney to central station. we jumped in a taxi as soon as we found one, and that was at 7.05. every train in Australia leaves bang on time (i'm sure there's a lesson in there for British Rail) so i wasn't fancying our chances...but we made it! ...

Itinirary, Canberra, Australia travel blog


A travel blog entry by bigkevoz



Canberra - The Nation's Underdog, Canberra, Australia travel blog

Canberra - The Nation's Underdog

A travel blog entry by frannypea


... influential people in the country bitch and humiliate their rivals like teenage girls, ON LIVE TELEVISION - really sets Canberra and Australia apart (It tops The Jeremy Kyle Show and I've seen that live thrice). We followed this with ...

Finding Winter, Canberra, Australia travel blog

Finding Winter

A travel blog entry by jameshyde

... , flat gray light, piles of dead leaves litter the ground, and the smell of winter lingers everywhere. It does get cold in Australia. I will testify to that. The idea of north got a little more appealing... Michelle and I had an interview yesterday at a ...

Florabunda, Canberra, Australia travel blog


A travel blog entry by dalhousie


... of places.  Also the impact of the numerous gold rushes on the development of communities throughout all of Australia.  Throughout this period the difficulties of dealing with the aboriginals.  So many parallels with Canada in this ...

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