Australiaâ€™s capital city, Canberra is a phenomenal city to visit. No wonder it is voted as one of the hottest tourist destinations throughout the world.
There are one hundred forty wineries in Canberra â€“ so you need to go around and see some of the famous vineries which would be extremely impressive and educative â€“ not to mention fun. All the 140 wineries are within about half an hour from the city. The wine from Canberra is of high quality and is exported world wide. Surprisingly most of the wine labels come quite affordable â€“ which is another reason why Australian wines are so well accepted and famous across the world. They have the best two ingredients â€“ quality and value for money.
For a stunning view of the capital city of Australia go up the ex-Telstra Tower which is today known as the Black Mountain Tower. This monument standing 200 meters tall offers an astounding view of the city. You can dine at the Alto restaurant up there while learning about the telecommunication history of Australia through the gallery which is set up there on the topic.
This city has everything you would ever want from exceptional shopping centers to the most stunning natural pockets where you could enjoy any type of nature-lover sports. Check out the Australian National Botanical Gardens which consists of more than 6500 species of trees and plants over a vast expanse of 40 acres of land. The Garden has been organized into climatic regions and each part is simulated in such a manner that it allows the growth of that type region flora. A must see for anyone who is interested to experience and see first hand the different types of plants growing in desserts, mountains, rainforest and so on.
Since we are on the topic of gardens, there is another exceptional garden in Canberra, i.e. the Cockington Green Garden. There is a stunning display of 19 countries here meticulously build to scale (miniaturized) which will amaze any visitor. An old fashioned steam train would take around the best exhibits, in case you prefer not to walk. There are impeccable lawns and flower gardens in between the exhibits and this space can be used for picnics if you would so prefer.
Children should definitely see the National Scinece and Technology Center and the National Gallery which are made especially to capture and provoke the curiosity of the young visitors. You could also check out the National Zoo and the gigantic shark tank at the Aquarium. The National Museum allows children to touch exhibits and many are interactive designed to leave a lasting impression on the minds of children.
For some awesome shopping experience check out the Canberra Center where you would find everything that defines fashion and beauty. Besides, you would also enjoy shopping-until-you drop in the 200 plus shops that make the supermarket here.
This is one city which can give you the most modern experience side by side with amazing natural beauty.