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Ranked #1 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
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Category: History Museums; Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: The Australian War Memorial is a museum, archive, and memorial that aims to help people remember and understand the... more » Owner description: The Australian War Memorial is a museum, archive, and memorial that aims to help people remember and understand the Australian experience of war. « less
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Ranked #2 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
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Category: Art Museums
Owner description: The new National Portrait Gallery building, situated on King Edward Terrace, Parkes, Canberra, bounded by the High Court of... more » Owner description: The new National Portrait Gallery building, situated on King Edward Terrace, Parkes, Canberra, bounded by the High Court of Australia and the National Gallery of Australia, displays some 400 portraits of people who have shaped Australia and who continue to shape our nation. Home to the nation's portrait collection the National Portrait Gallery comprises gallery spaces for the collection and temporary exhibitions, public areas including a cafe, shop, function room, theatrette, education and school group areas, and basement car parking. « less
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Ranked #3 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: The collection of over 100,000 pieces contains Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, as well as Australian, Asian and... more » Owner description: The collection of over 100,000 pieces contains Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, as well as Australian, Asian and international works. « less
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Questacon (Canberra)
Ranked #4 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
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Category: Science Museums
With over 200 educational and interactive exhibits, Questacon seeks to make science fun for all.
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Ranked #5 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #6 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
Category: Museums
Owner description: Housed in one of Australia’s most-loved buildings, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House brings the... more » Owner description: Housed in one of Australia’s most-loved buildings, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House brings the journey of Australian democracy to life— presenting its past, present and possible futures.Enjoy a range of innovative exhibitions, tours and exhibitions that challenge and inspire. There are also special activities and spaces for children to explore.Open 9am - 5pm 7 days a week, except Christmas DayAdmission: $2.00 Adults $1.00 Concession $5.00 FamilyAll exhibitions free after entryAssisted entry available « less
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Ranked #7 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Discover Australia's distinctive wildlife by walking through the nature trails and observing numerous animals interact in... more » Owner description: Discover Australia's distinctive wildlife by walking through the nature trails and observing numerous animals interact in their environments. « less
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Ranked #8 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
Category: Bodies of Water
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Ranked #9 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
Category: Biking Trails
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Ranked #10 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
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Ranked #11 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
Category: Government Buildings; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Libraries

Situated on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, the National Library of Australia provides visitors and researchers with access to Australia’s documentary heritage.  The Library... more »

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Ranked #12 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
Category: National Parks
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Ranked #13 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
Category: Gardens
The national collection of Australian native plants; inspiring, informing and connecting people with the Australian flora.
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ANZAC Parade Walk (Canberra)
Ranked #14 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
Category: Trails
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Cockington Green (Canberra)
Ranked #15 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: Cockington Green Gardens is a family owned and business and has been in operation since 1979.We offer a unique experience for... more » Owner description: Cockington Green Gardens is a family owned and business and has been in operation since 1979.We offer a unique experience for all ages, with meticulously constructed scale reproductions of building from all round the world, set amongst beautiful gardens and lush green lawns.With other features such as a Steam Train Ride, Fully licensed light refreshment area, magnificent "Waverly"Dolls house, Barbecue picnic area and Fully stocked souvenir shops, Cockington Green Gardens makes a perfect place for the whole family to visit. « less
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Ranked #16 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
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Category: Aquariums; Zoos
Owner description: The National Zoo & Aquarium is privately owned and Australia's only combined Zoo and Aquarium.That's 2 attractions in one! We... more » Owner description: The National Zoo & Aquarium is privately owned and Australia's only combined Zoo and Aquarium.That's 2 attractions in one! We are situated on around 7 hectares of land just five minutes from the centre of Canberra. With a wide variety of both native and exotic animals, as well as the largest inland saltwater tank in Australia, there is something for everyone. Wander in and have a casual stroll around the park, or make a day of it with family, friends and make use of our picnic areas and complimentary BBQ facilities. Our Animal Encounters provide visitors with an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the worlds most amazing creatures! « less
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Ranked #17 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
Category: Government Buildings
Owner description: Come to the Mint, where every single Australian coin in the pockets of millions of Australians is made. While wandering... more » Owner description: Come to the Mint, where every single Australian coin in the pockets of millions of Australians is made. While wandering through the Mint's observation gallery you can look into the coin production factory and marvel at Titan, one of our great family of robots who help out with all the heavy lifting. Spend some time in the theatrette where a video will take you behind the scenes to explain the fascinating process of making coins. Check out the rare and historically significant coins on show from the National Coin Collection, which is held in the vaults of the Mint. Mint your own collectable coin and browse the Mint Coin Shop where you can find great gifts, mementos of your visit or even start your own collection! « less
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Ranked #18 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
Category: Trails
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Ranked #19 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
Category: Science Museums
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Ranked #20 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
Category: Government Buildings
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Ranked #21 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
Category: History Museums
Australias newest museum, an architectural must-see, offers a great selection of exhibits and activities.
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Ranked #22 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
Category: Monuments/ Statues
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Ranked #23 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
Category: Libraries
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Weston Park (Canberra)
Ranked #24 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
Category: Parks
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Ranked #25 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #26 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: The friendly staff can answer all your holiday questions and point you in the right direction with maps and information on... more » Owner description: The friendly staff can answer all your holiday questions and point you in the right direction with maps and information on all of Canberra’s attractions and things to see and do, plus you can book Canberra accommodation and buy tickets to exhibitions, tours and attractions. Free wi-fi is available to visitors in the public area. There is also a well-stocked shop of souvenirs, travel essentials and displays highlighting must see and must do experiences. « less
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Ranked #27 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Floriade (Canberra)
Ranked #28 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Festival of flowers. Entertainment, arts and crafts and gourmet food.
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Ranked #29 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
Category: Educational Sites
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Ranked #30 of 126 attractions in Australian Capital Territory
Category: Museums
Owner description: The National Dinosaur Museum is Australia's largest permanent display of prehistoric specimens, located in Gold Creek Village... more » Owner description: The National Dinosaur Museum is Australia's largest permanent display of prehistoric specimens, located in Gold Creek Village near Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. The museum's exhibition follows the evolution of life, with a particular focus on dinosaurs. With an annual patronage of 100,000 visitors, the museum is one of the most popular attractions in the Australian Capital Territory. The gift shop stocks a range of natural history books, dinosaur replicas, toys, fossils, crystals, minerals and meteorites. « less
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