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Canberra Travel Guide

The City of Canberra

The city's design was very influenced by the garden city movement that's why were incorporated many areas of natural vegetation that have earned Canberra the title "bush capital". Although Canberra had a difficult development because of the World Wars and the Great Depression, it emerged as a thriving city after World War II.

The streets are good, not much traffic, and there are plenty of opportunities for safe biking. Canberra has a lot to see and visit, parklands, museums, galleries and monuments, and has plenty of open spaces as the Lake Burley Griffin where you can boat on.

A very visited attraction in the city is Lake Burley Griffin, a long and beautiful man-made lake formed in 1964 by a dam on the Molongolo River. This lake separates the city in two parts, the northern half with its central area, the City Hill, on Vernon Circle surrounded by the London Circuit, and the southern half, with the government quarter on Capital Hill (and the embassy quarters).

Canberra has five 'town centres', these are Central Canberra, Belconnen, Woden, Tuggeranong and Queanbeyan, maybe the most visited is Central Canberra so maybe you'll want to visit this place, also the other centres have their attractions. The city was planned for not having any building with more than fifteen stories high, that's why if you'll visit this city have to explore the landscapes and the views of the wilderness in this city.

Canberra`s day is celebrated with a hot-air balloon fiesta, fireworks at night and a lot of food and wine, there are also music concerts.



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