Australian Capital Territory holidays
Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has a population of approximately 300,000. The total area of the territory is a fraction over 2,400 square kilometres; tiny by Australian standards. The ACT is surrounded by New South Wales, with the capital Canberra surrounding Lake Burley Griffin, which is man made. The nation's capital has some unique and inspiring popular holiday attractions including Parliament House, the National War Museum, the Space Museum, National Art Gallery, many stunning national parks and Australia's only miniature village, Cockington Green.
Top 10 things to do in the ACT
- Go bushwalking, hiking or fishing in one of the many beautiful parks, forests or nature reserves. This is a great way to see the Australian bush and take in some Aboriginal art.
- Visit Parliament House - Experience what people in the ACT boast most about, their capital building which is a unique and captivating structure. Visitors can relax on the lawns, walk amongst the white pillars and see a collection of over 4000 artworks.
- Visit the Space Museum, view a collection of space memorabilia, models, theatres and interactive exhibits covering the last 40 years of space flight and exploration.
- Spend the annual ANZAC day at the Australian War Memorial. This is one of Canberra's most popular tourist attractions. Visitors can observe a scene of the colourful annual ANZAC Parade; it contains archives, galleries displaying relics, photographs and art.
- Why not indulge in on of the many stereotypical Australian activities at the Glenloch Sheep Station. Tourist activities here include sheep shearing, boomerang throwing and sheep-dog demonstrations.
- There are many stunning walks, picnic areas and horse trails in the Murrumbidgee River Corridor. Relax by the serene swimming spots and take in the panoramic outback views.
- Why not have a round of golf at the Royal Canberra Golf Club which is located on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. This golf course is ranked amongst the top 10 courses in Australia and offers a blend of challenging holes with stunning views of the Brindabella mountain ranges.
- Take a hot air balloon ride over Canberra and take in the inspiring view's Australia's capital has to offer.
- Visit Cockington Green, a popular tourist destination with a miniature approach to "ye olden days". Cockington Green is a tiny old English village built at one twelfth of the original size, where tourists can stand over these unique buildings like a giant, the only one of it's kind in Australia.
- Explore the National Gallery of Australia, which is the pride of Canberra. The National Gallery exhibits collections that highlight the talent of Australian and international artists.