Canberra became the site for the capital of the newly federated nation of Australia by parliamentary ballot in 1908. The Indigenous peoples of this area have lived here for more than 20,000 years. Since then the city has grown to become the proud home of the Australian story.
Canberra is a fantastic base from which to explore the many treasures of the surrounding region. Visit historic townships, natural wonders, beautiful coastlines and the famous Snowy Mountains. Allow enough time to linger longer and enjoy all that the nation’s capital has to offer.
Australian Capital Territory
The Australian Capital Territory the site of the nation’s capital but it also boasts prime agricultural land, small townships, the exceptional Namadgi National Park and the Deep Space Communication Complex.
Visit the natural playground of the Snowy Mountains to ski, walk through alpine flowers and climb the Australian mainland’s highest peak. For a list of bus and coach services to the Snowy Mountains during winter visit the Snowy Mountains website.