This is a full day of touring Australia's capital city, Canberra; a purpose built city, ultra modern with interesting architecture, lakeside gardens and open spaces. Many thousands today come to Canberra to marvel at the modern architecture and to experience and explore the rich fabric of our heritage.
|Start||Sydney @ 08.00 am|
|Finish||Sydney @ 08.45 pm|
* Australian Capital Territory
Travel through the Southern Highlands, noted for its stud properties and country retreats and on through the Goulburn Sheep Grazing area. Pass mysterious Lake George and enter the Australian Capital Territory.
* Canberra's Buildings, Diplomatic Embassies and New National Museum
Travel by the Old Parliament House, the National Library, The Treasury, the Parliamentary Triangle, enjoy a guided tour of the new National Museum, see the High Court. Tour past the Prime Minister's Lodge and the unique Embassies of Thailand, USA, South Africa, France, Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia, Spain, Finland, Belgium, New Zealand, Canada, Great Britain and many more. Enjoy the view of Canberra's beautiful Lake Burley Griffin with its Carillon and spectacular Captain Cook Memorial Water Jet. See the Royal Military College, the Australian Defence Academy and the American War Memorial. Leaving Canberra, we climb Mt Ainslea for a panoramic view over the city. Our return to Sydney will include a stop for dinner (own expense).
Canberra is a masterpiece of modern city planning, striking architecture, parks and gardens and is the centre for politics, the Arts, Science, business and entertainment. Canberra was designed in the early 1900's by Walter Burley Griffin. Many thousands today come to Canberra to marvel at the modern architecture and to experience and explore the rich fabric of our heritage.