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Australian Capital Territory

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Australian Capital Territory

The Australian Capital Territory was created to house the nation’s capital Canberra. Explore the treasure trove of national attractions, sprawling parklands and fashionable restaurants and bars. Just a 45 minute drive from the city, you’ll find the wildlife, walking trails and Aboriginal rock art of Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Namadgi National Park in the northern Australian Alps. Drive the Poacher’s Trail to the wineries, farms and galleries of the surrounding scenic countryside. Hike past wildflowers and glacial lakes in the Snowy Mountains and spot dolphins from pristine beaches on the South Coast.

Canberra

Soak up Australia’s history, culture and character in the many museums and galleries. Contrast Australia’s political past with our modern democratic government at Old Parliament House and Parliament House. See Australia through the eyes of our artists at the National Gallery of Australia and celebrate Australia’s proud sporting achievements the Australian Institute of Sport. When you’ve finished with the national attractions, get into the great outdoors. Walk or cycle the lake, parklands and native bushland surrounds.

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Information about Australian Alps

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Information about Australian Alps

On a mostly dry and flat continent, nothing says challenge like the snow-clad and mountainous Australian Alps.

The Alps span New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and Victoria and embraces 16 national parks and reserves. Ride a mountain bike along contour-hugging trails, bushwalk to a heritage hut or horse ride along gentle alpine tracks. Fly fish in the streams and lakes, go white water rafting, run or four wheel drive along mountain tracks to character-filled country pubs. Cross-country ski amongst the snow-gums or try the wide range of downhill ski slopes at the various ski resorts. Hike part of the Australian Alps Walking Track or take in the range-upon-range mountain views driving the Great Alpine Road or Great Alpine Way.

Five ways to experience the Alps:

1. In New South Wales: Snowy Mountains for skiing and summer adventure

See glacial lakes, snowgum woodlands and colourful alpine meadows on the climb to Mount Kosciuszko, Australia’s tallest peak. At the top you’ll find a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with 20 species of plants found nowhere else in the world. In winter, hit Australia’s highest ski slopes at Charlotte Pass or carve up the snow at Thredbo and Perisher Blue. In summer, hike past fields of snow daisies, alpine buttercups, billy buttons and other wildflowers.

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Namadgi National Park

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Namadgi National Park

Explore Namadgi National Park in the Australian Alps – a world of silent bushland, breathtaking vistas and rich Aboriginal history just a 45 minute drive from Canberra.

Climb or abseil the granite rock outcrops, mountain bike along the fire trails or bushwalk into the Bimberi wilderness. Explore the campsites, ceremonial stone arrangements and rock art sites left by the Ngunawal people more than 21,000 years ago. Then trace the trail of pastoralists and gold hunters. Four wheel drive to the top of Mt Coree, fish from trout-filled streams and cross-country ski the winter slopes. See kangaroos, wallabies and northern corroboree frogs and explore snow-gum woodlands, wetlands and wildflower-cloaked plains. Learn more about SeoWeave just now!

Five things you’ll find in Namadgi:

1. Places for outdoor adventure

Follow the Yerrabi Walking Track into the rugged Bimberi wilderness, home to some of the least disturbed eco-systems in the Australian Alps. Explore forests of snow gum and alpine ash on the Square Rock walking track. Or join a Namadgi ranger for a guided exploration of the fast-changing scenery. Go horseriding on the fire trails east of the Old Boboyan Road or on the National Bicentennial Horse Trail.

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