Canberra, carefully crafted capital of Australia

Canberra, carefully crafted capital of Australia

Canberra, carefully crafted capital of Australia

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Australian war memorial:
Inaugurated in the middle of WWII, the massive Byzantine-style monument commemorating Australia’s war fatalities is Canberra’s most poignant attraction. More than just a war memorial, the site combines an excellent museum, archives, art gallery, and library. The Commemorative Courtyard at the entrance to the memorial is a haunting introduction. Inscribed in bronze on the walls of the colonnades are the names of every Australian who has died in war since 1885.
National dianosour museum:
Home to one of Australia’s largest collections of dinosaur and prehistoric fossil materials, the museum recently introduced 12 new animatronic dinosaurs and established a realistic outdoor dinosaur garden. A source of knowledge and entertainment, the National Dinosaur Museum is a must-visit.
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Home to one of Australia’s largest collections of dinosaur and prehistoric fossil materials, the museum recently introduced 12 new animatronic dinosaurs and established a realistic outdoor dinosaur garden. A source of knowledge and entertainment, the National Dinosaur Museum is a must-visit.
National portrait gallery:
Occupying a flash, purpose-built building, this wonderful gallery tells the story of Australia through its faces from wax cameos of Indigenous Australians to colonial portraits of the nation’s founding families, to Howard Arkley’s DayGlo portrait of musician Nick Cave. Only around 10% of the collection of more than 3500 works is on display at any one time, so there’s always something different to see.
Stroll through the beautiful Jerrabomberra Wetlands:
The “Jerra” wetlands are right in the heart of Canberra, and a relaxing natural getaway after an exciting day in Capital Hill.Billed as one of the ACT’s best-kept secrets, the wetlands are rich in diverse bird-life , lush greenery and beautiful flowers.There’s also often interesting events being held here, including indigenous cultural events.The Wetlands are really quite a treat and should be a must-see on any nature-lover’s itinerary.

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