Families with kids can find plenty of things to do and explore in Canberra. The National Zoo and Aquarium, Parliament House and the Questacon can be good for a one day visit, but there is so much more in Canberra.
Canberra, being the capital, has national attractions and museums, as well as the National Gallery, with over 100,000 works of art. The city caters for international diplomats and the country’s politicians, but also their families, so you can find plenty of places to eat to suit your budget. You can also find numerous parks for picnics and BBQs.
Cruises are available on Lake Burley Griffin, there is a water fun park in Maquarie, a fun factory in Fyshwick and a miniature world at Cockington Green Gardens with detailed miniature buildings and gardens. Makes you feel like a giant! Kids can also go on the model steam train ride.
At the Canberra International Sports and Aquatic Centre, there are pools to enjoy, plus a waterslide and a leisure pool. At the Australian Institute of Sport, Australia’s place to train world class athletes, there’s also stuff for kids at the Sportex located there. Experience rock climbing, rowing, football penalty shoot-outs, skateboarding, winter sports and a host of other sporting activities.
At the Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex you can see the largest radio telescope in the Southern Hemisphere. Find out about man’s exploration of space with movies, moon rock and exhibits.
Held every year in the celebration of Spring. With entertainment, things to do for the whole family including the kids and glorious flowers See the www.floriadeaustralia.com.
Exploring the Canberra surrounds will take you to historical towns, the Snowy Mountains, the coastlines of the South Coast of NSW and Gippsland in Victoria. Nearer to the city are some thirty wineries, many with cellar door sales and some with restaurants.
Accommodation in Canberra include budget motels to luxury hotels and serviced apartments. There are also family friendly caravan parks and campsites available, there are also holiday homes for short or longer stays and a good choice of Bed and Breakfasts available.
Main Photo: Also for families Parliament House has wonderful exhibitions
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Photo: Great for kids on a rainy day - Questacon