Institute of Sport
Leverrier Cr, BRUCE ACT 2617
Ph: 02 6214 1444 (Groups)
Ph: 02 6214 1010 (Information)
Visit the world of the champion
athlete from the inside as you tour the complex, with an athlete as your guide.
See the Ansett Sports Visitor Centre, and Sportex - an exhibition of sports
displays, videos and tributes, as well as the latest sports technology.
National Botanic Gardens
A 50 hectare botanic gardens devoted
to Australian flora located on the lower slopes of Black Mountain, behind the
Australian National University. Tours include educational walks, including
plants used by Aborigines. Highlights include the rainforest area and the
eucalypt lawn with 600 species.
Treloar Crescent, CAMPBELL ACT 2612 Ph: +61 2 6243 4211
The Memorial has undergone a
multi-million-dollar redevelopment program that has transformed its galleries
and exhibit spaces. There are new Second World War and Orientation galleries,
refurbished Post-1945 conflict exhibitions, and a new Research Centre. For our
young visitors there is an Education Centre and a "hands-on" Discovery Room. Our
new Aircraft Hall has an unparalleled range of aircraft, such as a Japanese Zero
and RAN Sea Fury.
Ph: 02 6285 1540 Freecall: 1800 028 568 Fax: 02 6282 1054
Sunrise daily flights. Check the web
site for other flight locations in NSW and QLD.
One of Canberras major yearly
festival celebrates spring (September to November) in the Commonwealth Park with
North-west of the city, just 11
km away, is a collection of colonial-era buildings. There are Australiana
galleries, wood-turning workshops and places to have Devonshire tea. Cockington
Green is a sprawling miniature English village.
Ph: 02 6205 0666 Fax: 02 6205 0629
In early June, enjoy the excitement
of Australias premier drivers battle it out on a narrow tight street circuit,
around the two parliament houses and pass Lake Burley Griffin.
Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave and Hindmarsh Drv, SYMONSTON / CANBERRA ACT
Opening hours 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.
Visitors to Geoscience Australia are
provided with public access to the foyer and reception, where you can see a
superb collection of world-class minerals, rocks, fossils, geoscience maps and
There are a number of public events held throughout the year including 'Open
Day'. See the website for more details.
Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Closed weekends.
The Geoscience Australia's Education
Centre is an ideal destination for a school excursion. Bookings are essential.
See the website for more information.
About 30 km south of the city,
beside the river near Tharwa, is this beautifully restored homestead. The early
stone cottage on the site was built by convicts, and the grand homestead was
completed in 1859.
A private collection with replica
skeletons of 10 dinosaurs, as well as some fossils. You can catch the ACTION bus
that leaves from Belconnen, past Ginninderra Village on its way to Gunghalin.
The National Dinosaur Museum leads visitors on a fantastic journey of wonder and
discovery. Starting with the very beginnings of life, your journey will take you
from when the first animals swam in the oceans, to when life ventured onto land
and the first land animals were evolving. Dinosaurs dominated the land and
became extinct - but not before the rise of mammals. The National Dinosaur
Museum is home this amazing story of life.
Gallery of Australia
On the south shore of the lake is
Canberras National Gallery. The Australian collection ranges from traditional
Aboriginal art through to 20th century works by Arthur Boyd, Sidney Nolan and
CANBERRA CITY Ph: 02 6262 1111
Welcome to the National Library of
Australia. Our collections and services underpin Australian cultural life &
intellectual pursuits. We are the pre-eminent source for the documentary record
of Australia & its place in the world.
Museum of Australia
Lawson Crs, ACTON PENINSULA
The National Museum holds a number of
significant collections relating to each of the three primary subject areas:
land, nation and people. Significant elements include a collection of 80,000
stone tools and Australia's largest collection of bark paintings comprising 1600
works by numerous artists, spanning two centuries and the width and breadth of
Zoo and Aquarium
Scrivener Dam, YARRALUMLA CANBERRA ACT 2600
Ph: 02 6287 8400 Fax: 02 6287 8401
The National Zoo and Aquarium is
located beside Lake Burley Griffin and over-looks Scrivener Dam. The zoo offers
the most hands-on animal adventure tours in the world such as the ZooVenture
tour. ZooVenture tour offers participants a bounty of rare and close-up
experiences with amazing animals in a jam-packed 2-hour adventure.
feed tigers, lions, bears and more! Ever dreamed that you might be able to have
a 130 kg Bengal tiger leap up on the fence, stand tall above you and take a
piece of meat from your hand? Come so close to the only Tigons in Australia that
you might be able to touch one? Spoon feed a lovable Sun bear? Watch otters
display their amazing underwater skills in a feeding frenzy? Have a lion roar
only inches from your face? Enter the den of Brown bears and have one of these
giant creatures lick honey from your hands? Feel the amazing texture of a
python's skin as one creeps over you?
There are a number of other special tours including the Animal Action Tour,
Meet A Cheetah, and Keeper Talks. See their web site for more details and
prices. Bookings are essential with tours operate daily.
The former seat of government between
1927 to 1988, you can take a tour of the building or wander its grounds. The
house is also home to the National Portrait Gallery.
Sits at the apex of the Parliamentary Triangle and is built
into the hill. The roof of the house is lined with grass. Each major
sections of its interior is lined with Australian timbers, and there
are over 3,000 art works bought or commissioned from Australian
artists. Visitors can wander around the public areas of the house,
including the House of Representatives and the Senate. There are
free guided tours of the building on non-sitting days.
King Edward Terrace, CANBERRA ACT 2600 Ph: 02 6270 2800 Freecall: 1800 020
A hands on science museum which
lives in a purpose-built, building near the National Gallery. Designed for kids,
but enjoyed by adults as well. Educational and fun.
Denison St DEAKIN, ACT Ph: 1300 652 020
The Mint has produced the worlds
first Proof Year Set featuring a hologram $1 coin. The five kangaroos on the $1
coin appear as multi-coloured, iridescent holograms, conveying the impression of
dazzling colour and movement. This stunning coin truly comes alive!
Ph: 02 6205 0692 Fax: 02 6207 2882
Held in early May, a chance to catch
international rally sport live on the east coast of Australia.
Black Mountain Drive, BLACK MOUNTAIN ACT 2601
Freecall: 1800 806 718
Rising 195 metres above the summit of
Black Mountain and provides 360ฐ views of Canberra and the
surrounding countryside. There is an enclosed viewing gallery and two open
viewing platforms, as well as kiosk, coffee lounge and revolving restaurant.
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
45 km south-west of the city, is
a great place to do a couple of walks, or just to take the kids for a picnic.
The visitors centre has a displays on native fauna and flora.
Tidbinbilla Tracking Station
North of the nature reserve is a
joint US-Australian eye on the sky, also known as the Canberra Deep Space
Communication Complex. The visitor centre has displays of spacecraft and