Canberra is a compact city; the best ways to get around are on a bicycle using the extensive bicycle-path network or by using the hop-on, hop-off Explorer Bus.
This morning head to the Telstra Tower, at the summit of Black Mountain. Standing 195-metres (640-feet) it offers panoramic views across Canberra and the surrounding countryside.
Next, visit the National Museum
of Australia, where you can learn about all aspects of Australian history, including Aboriginal culture.
Another option is a visit to the Australian War Memorial. A monument to Australian troops, it also serves as a museum, with interactive displays, including a re-created World War One trench.
After lunch, take a stroll beside Lake Burley Griffin, before heading to the National Gallery of Australia. There are more than 100,000 pieces of art here, including major international and Australian artworks, such as Jackson Pollock’s Blue Poles and Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series.
- Take in panoramic views of Canberra and the surrounding countryside from Telstra Tower.
- Learn about Australian history and Aboriginal culture at the National Museum of Australia.
- Hear the stories of the people and events that shaped Australia at the Australian War Memorial.
- Discover international and Australian artworks at the National Gallery of Australia.