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Australia’s Capital City, Canberra, is the country’s largest inland city, with a population of around 350,000. Born out of rivalry between the opposing cities of Sydney and Melbourne, Canberra is centred around the beautiful Lake Burley Griffin, and offers a gateway to a world of historic towns, sites, with an abundance of natural attractions in close proximity.
Canberra sits strategically in the Australian Capital Territory south-west of Sydney and north-east of Melbourne, placing it just a couple of hours from breathtaking coastline that boast some of Australia’s most pristine beaches. Surrounded by vast National Park, there is every opportunity to get out and enjoy nature, from bushwalking, picnicking, camping, to wildlife watching.
Visitors to Canberra cannot miss driving the loop to reach the Snowy Mountains which passes through the historic towns of Bredbo, Cooma, Berridale, Jindabyne, Thredbo, Khancoban, Tumbarumba, Batlow, Tumut and Adaminaby. Those with a taste for adventure can take their pick from snowboarding, skiing, caving, abseiling and much more!
There is ample accommodation to choose from throughout the city, and visitors to Canberra have every reason to extend their stay from business to leisure. The Canberra International and Domestic Airport is only 15 minutes from the CBD, with leading hotels placed only minutes from a collection of restaurants, cafes, shops and key attractions.
The country's political hub, Canberra is home to Parliament House and the High Court, and is populated by many government departments and agencies, featuring an extensive collection of museums and organisations that play a significant role in preserving Australia’s cultural heritage.
Following Federation in 1901, The Australian Capital Territory was officially declared in 1911, and submissions were accepted for the city’s design. Chicago Architect Walter Burley Griffin was chosen as the winner of this world-wide competition, and his designs have dictated much of Canberra’s geographical layout, tree-lined streets, formal parks, gardens and water features, designed to compliment the city's natural attractions.
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Marrakesh Apartments: Relaxed holiday - The hotel is well siuated half way between Surfers and Broad Beach very close to the beach. We walked most mornings along the beach and after enjoying the sun and surf chose a place to breakfast.Marrakesh also has a great swimming pool infact two , one inside the exercise complex and the other outside amongst the beautifully landscaped grounds. Sunday morning was very crouded for breakfast at their cafe.
Phoenician Resort: Great Location - The location was fantastic, close to everything. The apartments were great, we had the best time.
Condor Ocean View Apartments: Absolute Beauty - Hi, I am just taking a minute to thank condor apartments for the wonderful stay! WE had a HUGE 3 bedroom apartment. All room were huge, reflecting the older style of hotel and the views to the ocean as well as over the river were to die for. I mentioned the hotel to a number of my friends who all ended up booking for the evening as well and we would all most certainly stay again and recommend to others! thanks for a wonderful couple of days!
Tranquility Palm Cove: Nice - I liked the proximity to the main street, beach, restaurants etc; the fact that it was self-contained (kitchen, laundry); and the price.
Last updated: 31/08/2014 - 6:14:36 AM - (Canberra)