Canberra in a Nutshell

If you like a modern city with no traffic jams and plenty of space, then Canberra is your ideal city.

Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), is the capital of Australia.

It is also the home of Parliament House which cost 1.1 billion AUD to build.

Canberra’s population is growing and to date more than 357,220 people live there. (2017)

Canberra is Australia’s ninth largest city.

Canberra’s City and surrounding highlights

It is easy to visit Canberra’s iconic attractions by using ACTION’s Tourist Loop service which operates 7 days a week takes you to:

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Beautiful , modern Parliament House

  • Parliament House
  • Australian War Memorial
  • National Museum of Australia
  • National Arboretum

Canberra’s beautiful Lake Burley Griffin, was constructed and completed in 1964.

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According to, the world’s largest database of user-generated content, the city has the highest quality of living worldwide.

The potential for light rail, the lack of traffic and quality housing are some of the reasons why Canberra could be more mobile in the index than other cities.

The driving distance between Canberra and Sydney is 286.83 km. and between Canberra and Melbourne is 661.31 km.

Canberra’s beaches?

Jervis Bay NSW

Ha, ha yes you guessed right, Canberra city has no beaches, but a short 2-hour drive will take you to the coast with picture perfect beaches.

Jervis Bay

Canberra’s weather

January is the hottest month in Canberra with an average temperature of 21°C (69°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 10 in February.

July is the coldest month at 6°C (42°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 10 in February. The wettest month is March with an average of 60mm of rain

The city experiences four distinct seasons, each with its own beauty and charm.

Canberra Balloons

Canberra is ideal for ballooning

What do you think

I have been there a few times and enjoy touring the city and surroundings immensely. It is a little isolated for me but, for some that works in its favour.

Do you have any questions about living in Canberra or anywhere else in the ACT, then please ask them in the comments section below. If you live in or know this city and surroundings well, please tell us what you think about it or even help by answering some of the questions people have.

I’m sure anybody thinking of moving to Canberra will be grateful for any help you can give them.

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