Canberra (Australia)

Canberra Travel Guide and Trip Resources


Tim J Keegan

A perfectly planned city


Canberra (or in fact the Australian Capital Territory) came into existence after Australia achieved its independence and both Melbourne and Sydney would not have the other one taking the top (capital) spot. What you will find here is a perfectly planned city, plenty of politicians, as well national monuments and museums.

Inside the city lie such attractions as the impressive Australian War Memorial and National Gallery of Australia. Outside of town you will find plenty of great flora and fauna, national parks and all around great biking and walking trails. Head to the hilly Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve to come across kangaroos in the wild. [Review by travelindicator]


Key info

  • Canberra is a city in Australia's region of Australian Capital Territory. It has a population of 374,245, is situated at an altitude of 1860ft and the best airport to fly into is CBR (Canberra, Canberra)
  • The currency used in Australia is the Australian dollar (AUD)

Canberra Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
82 81 77 68 61 54 52 55 61 66 73 79

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2.3 2.2 2 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.8 2 2.4 2.5 2.1

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