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Sunset on Canberra City, autumn, Brindabella hills.

City at a Glance

Canberra, Australia
Location Southeast Australia
City type Large city
Population 410,000
Official language(s) English
Climate Subtropical
Average temperatures January: 70° F, July: 43° F
Landscape Urban, plains
Factoid Callister Street in Canberra is named after the inventor of Vegemite, a thick, black, ever-so-Australian food spread.

About Canberra

There's good reason why Canberra has one of the highest populations of students in Australia. Expect an atmosphere made for young people—foodie haven, eventful nightlife, coffee culture, and cycle-friendly commutes. Halfway between Sydney and Melbourne, the diverse capital city avoids the frenzy and high costs of bigger cities. A relaxed approach to life and expansive natural beauty top off living in this diverse city.

Where is Canberra

-35.2809368, 149.1300092

What to do in Canberra

  • Lake Burley Griffin water sports: Take a day on the water standup paddle boarding, rowing, or kayaking in the serene lake at the center of the city. 
  • Questacon: Go on a science quest with more than 200 interactive exhibits at the National Science and Technology Centre.
  • Jerrabomberra Wetlands: Explore Canberra's billabongs—pools of water formed by a river—at this sanctuary for migrating birds, turtles, and platypuses.
  • Parliament House: Tour its modern architecture, witness political debates and committee meetings, and explore art exhibits.
  • Canberra Stadium: Cheer on one of  Australia's football teams with friends at this outdoor arena.
  • National Museum of Australia: Discover the people and events that shaped the country.



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