The Kythera Motel
Travel Blogs from Canberra
... spend days in looking at all of the galleries and exhibitions. Back out into the heat we then thought we would head up to a lookout over the city for some photos. Tonight we thought we would head into Canberra for some food. We decided to celebrate being in the nations capital by going to a famous British chef's restaurant. It is usually pretty hard to get into Jamie's Italian in Sydney and so we went to his restaurant here instead. Unfortunately ...
... But Canberra is in a league of its own. It may be a bit sterile and orderly compared to the evolved chaos of Australia’s other old cities, but it is without doubt set in beautiful surroundings and has a road network to envy. It is encircled by rolling wooded hills on all sides, with the Australian Alps visible in the distance.
*The design competition was won in 1912 by an American couple called the Griffins whose design ...
... see any snakes either.
Heading down the mountain now, we arrived at the very large clearing we'd be navigating on our journey along the track to the next hut (The Waterhole Hut). The wind had really started to pick up in the valley as it raced along the open landscape, but given the relatively clear skies and the warm wind, we were both pretty comfortable.
Wandering up the valley, we finally we ...
... of one of
the most important buildings in our great country.
With our students looking their best, we waltzed into
Parliament House and visited the House of Reps, the Senate and were involved in
a mock Parliament sitting where some up and coming politicians were able to exercise
their new found talents.
Once this had finished it time to head back to Warrambui (as
the sun set over the horizon) were it would be that time in the week ...
... the ones on the south wall were still alive. Don't know how he picked that up.
The House of Representatives was not sitting today, so we were able to sit in the gallery and also take photos. Harrison didn't like it being so quiet and wanted to leave - he was feeling "Harrison scary!" Luckily the Senate was sitting today so we'd be able to catch a bit of action and there was a bit more interest than usual as this was Day #2 of the new ...
Other places to stay in Canberra
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Hopetoun Circuit, Canberra | 1 star motelfrom $95
55 Jerrabomberra Avenue, Canberra | 4 star motelfrom $103
Stirling Ave, Canberra | Motelfrom $90
21 Stephen St, Canberra | 4 star motelfrom $106
27 Dawes Street, Canberra | 3 star motelfrom $144
39 Mouat St., Lyneham, Canberra | Motelfrom $90
455 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra | Motelfrom $91