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"The 'Bush Capital'"

Canberra Tourism

There is no doubt that Canberra is the most vivid, cheerful and a sensational city. The fact that it has a world-class standard in wining and dining, Canberra automatically becomes the number one choice when it comes to quality holiday-ing. Come enjoy the native bushlands, monuments and galleries. . Experience the Balloon Fiesta in autumn, Fireside Festival in winter, and Floriade in spring.

As the Capital city, Canberra has a lot to offer to the ones who want to know. With a rich history and an outdoorsy vibe, the place is a hit among tourists! It is a planned city with monuments, museums and galleries built around a huge artificial lake. Someone who likes to stay outdoors can enjoy the sun by cycling around the city, bushwalking, exploring the nature reserves, gardens and parks. It does justice to the name, Bush capital, that has been given to it. One of the star attractions of Canberra is the 'Floriade' festival, which is a celebration of Spring. Along with the stunning exibits, there are also horticultural workshops, music, local artistry and events that include the specacular Floriade NightFest. Mke sure you plan your trip around this time.

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Currency in Canberra

You will be required to carry Australian currency with you wherever you go in Australia. Always carry a little cash, because many shops will not take cards for purchases under AUD$15. Merchants may impose credit card surcharges in some places. Traveller's cheques are not as widely accepted in Australia as in many other countries.

Exchanging Money in Canberra

You can get your currency exchanged at the airport. In times of emergency you can get them exchnaged at Travelex too which is placed conveniently around the city.

Daily Budget for Canberra

You should carry atleast $60 with you in Canberra if you are on a budget trip. Around $100 if you are not. This includes food, travelling, souvenir shopping, extra expenses.

Religion of Canberra

Western (Roman) Catholic.

Canberra Customs

There are no general dress codes as such. Make sure that you dress according to your occasion and it is perhaps best to wear something very comfortable, doesnt matter if it's western or ethnic.

Language of Canberra

English is the most common language spoken here.

History of Canberra

After Australia became a federation in 1901, a long debate regarding the capital wa going on for a long time. In 1908, Canberra was chosen as the capital. It was built by Walter and Marion Burley Griffin, who based their designs on a ¥garden city that would evolve and grow. Today Canberra is a people-oriented city, growing in every aspect. The location that grants a natural environment is the very plus that Canberra has which makes it the most beautiful city in Australia.

Nightlife in Canberra

It doesn't matter what kind of a nightlife you prefer, Canberra will definitely have a club/pub/bar for you to enjoy your night. Here are some of the best ones - Lucky's, 1 London Circuit, Canberra City, Academy, 50 Bunda Street, Canberra City, Hippo Co, 17 Garema Place, Little Brooklyn, Muddle Bar

Shopping in Canberra

For a premier shopping experience, the first option has to be Canberra Centre. If you are looking for tarot, massages, art and craft, then Gorman House Arts Centre Market is the place for you. The book lovers can rejoice in the Electreic Shadows Bookshop. Kanberra Wine Company is a great place to spend time with wine and if you are in the mood to visit a gallery.

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