Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Canberra Is a Capital Destination; Travelling around with Corey BertaliCourtesy of Grafton Travel

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Canberra Is a Capital Destination; Travelling around with Corey BertaliCourtesy of Grafton Travel

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WHEN you mention taking a holiday to Canberra it doesn't seem to inspire clients. We often think of Canberra as our capital, a dreary place full of politicians.

However Canberra this time of year can be a great place to take the family for the September holidays. There is perfect spring weather in Canberra - not too hot and the nights still have a bit of a chill to them.

What I find so appealing about the place is how well it can cater for all the family. There are plenty of interesting activities for children of all ages and with varying interests, and best of all many major attractions are free, or have low admission fees.

The Floriade Festival is now in its 26th year and runs from the middle of September to the middle of October. The festival is not just about flowers, there is also a lot to do for children. They have a farmyard full of animals that the children can interact with, to face painting and the circus playground.

However there is so much more to Canberra than just the Floriade without travelling elsewhere. Canberra has grown into a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with national attractions housing the heritage, history and national collections that make it the home of the Australian story - our story.

Australia's culture, history and way of life is reflected in the national museums and galleries in Canberra. These national attractions hold and share the treasures of our nation, offering an intriguing insight into Australian character and culture and our journey from an indigenous continent to a modern multicultural nation.

I have put together a list of attractions that is by no means exhaustive; it includes places of historical and cultural significance to science and technology sites, plus lots in between.

You can delve into our political history at Parliament House and its predecessor at the Museum of Australian Democracy in Old Parliament House. …

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