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Top 7 Destinations to Visit by Car in Canberra

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Canberra is the Australian Capital Territory extending between Sydney and Melbourne. The city of Canberra is enriched with cultural treasures as well as scenic beauty and so has myriads of places to explore.

If you are planning to visit Canberra, you have come to the right place. In this post, you’ll find top 7 places to visit in a car. Don’t worry if you don’t have a car. There are a number of good and efficient car rental agencies like Discount Car present in the city which you can take help from.

The top 7 places to visit in Canberra are:

1. Australian War Memorial

It is a monument that was built in the memory of Australian war fatalities. This massive monument is built in unique Byzantine style. The name of Australians died in the war can be seen inscripted in bronze on the walls of colonnades. The monument was later combined with museum, art gallery and library. The galleries portray the stories of Australian conflicts. A tribute is presented daily to the martyrs at 4:55 pm.

Treolar crescent, Campbell

Opens from:
10 am to 5 pm.

2. Lake Burley Griffin

This lake can be called as indication symbol of Canberra. It is named after the city's renowned architect. The lake is embraced with six islands out of which, Aspen island, being the largest one. It offers a great picnic spot with fishing and sailing facilities.

3. National Gallery of Australia

It contains Australia's largest collection of art located on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin. A collection of decorative arts, ceramics, costumes, sculpture, textiles can be seen. A complete survey of the gallery usually takes a day. The High court of Australia adjoined to the gallery can also be explored.

Parkes place, Parkes.

Opens from:
10 am to 5 pm.

4. Questacon National Science and Technology Centre

It is also located on Lake Burley Griffin between the High court and National library. A variety of scientific experiments are showcased at the center along with some 'do it yourself' experiments meant for recreation of visitors. The center was opened with an objective of promoting science and technology among people. The technology center of the place also welcomes budding innovators for showcasing their innovations and attending the workshops.

King Edward Terrace, Parkes.

Opens from:
9 am to 5 pm.

5. National Library

The National library is a treasure of books, manuscripts, newspapers, music, historical documents and pictures. The construction is Greek styled with marbles and travertine on walls and columns. It is a heaven to avid readers. The library is also equipped with reading room, cafe and bookstore.

Parkes place, Parkes.

Opens from:

Reading room-
Mon to Thurs from 9 am to 9 pm.
Fri to Sat from 9 am to 5 pm.
Exhibition gallery-
Daily 10 am to 6 pm.

6. Australian Botanical Centre

The center covers a huge area of 5 hectares spread across the slopes of Black mountain. The Australian flora can be studied at the place. Multifold species of plants and trees can be admired. The garden is certainly haven for birds and butterflies.

Cluines Ross Street, Acton.

Open from:
8:30 am to 5 pm.

7. National Carillon

The 50 m white carillon tower stands upright on the Apen Island in Lake Burley Griffin. It was a gift from the British government to the Canberra. The tower is incorporated with opal and quartz columns. The most distinguished character of the tower is the presence of 55 bronze bells. A recital is held and the music of the bells swirls across the lake.

Kings Park, Aspen island.

Opens from:
Recitals- Wed to Sun from 12:30 to 1:20 pm.

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