Canberra is Australia's capital city and largest inland city, though only the 7th largest overall in the country.

Many national monuments are located in Canberra such as Government House, Parliament House, the High Court of Australia, the Australian War Memorial, the National Gallery of Australia, Telstra Tower, the Royal Australian Mint and the National Museum of Australia.

Canberra is located in a portion of the Brindabella Ranges, approximately 150 km inland from Australia's east coast.

The Molonglo River flows through Canberra. At one point, it has been artificially widened to form what is called Lake Burley Griffin. Other rivers near the Canberra area are the Murrumbidgee and Queanbeyan Rivers. The Molonglo flows into the Murrumbidgee at a point northwest of Canberra, which in turn flows along Canberra's southwestern outskirts. The Queanbeyan River joins the Molonglo River at Oaks Estate just within the ACT's borders. A number of creeks that flow off from the Molonglo River and Murrumbidgee River, such as the Jerrabomberra and Yarralumla Creeks, also exist in the Canberra area. Two of these creeks, the Ginninderra and Tuggeranong Creeks, have likewise been dammed to form Lake Ginninderra and Lake Tuggeranong. A wetlands, known as the Jerrabomberra Wetlands, lies directly east of South Canberra. This is now a nature reserve area. Numerous hills, such as Mt Ainslie, Mt Mugga Mugga, Mt Taylor and Black Mountain dot the Canberra area.

Fog frequently occurs during winter mornings, and has often caused flights to and from Canberra International Airport to be cancelled or delayed.

Canberra is divided into seven districts and they are: North Canberra, South Canberra, Woden, Belconnen, Weston Creek, Tuggeranong, and Gungahlin. Many of which have wildlife such as kangaroos and kookaburras. The suburbs contained in these districts are generally named after famous Australians. Some are named after early settlers or Aboriginal terms. Street names within each suburb generally follow a particular theme. For instance, the streets of Duffy are named after Australian dams and weirs, Page streets are named after biologists and naturalists, and the streets of Gowrie are named after Australian Victoria Cross recipients. There are also three suburbs that are considered to be industrial districts: Fyshwick, Mitchell and Hume. Streets in these areas also follow a theme - for instance, the streets of Fyshwick are named after Australian industrial towns.

Canberra is approximately 3 hours by road from Sydney on the Hume Highway and Federal Highway, seven hours by road from Melbourne on the Hume Highway and Barton Highway, and two hours on the Monaro Highway to Jindabyne and the snow ski fields of the Snowy Mountains and the (Mount) Kosciuszko National Park. Canberra International Airport has a full schedule of domestic services to several state capitals. There is a rail service between Canberra and Sydney. A large number of interstate bus companies provide services that run to and from Canberra.

Canberra is Australia’s capital city and largest inland city, though only the 7th largest overall in the country.

Many national monuments are located in Canberra such as Government House, Parliament House, the High Court of Australia, the Australian War Memorial, the National Gallery of Australia, Telstra Tower, the Royal Australian Mint and the National Museum of Australia.

Canberra is located in a portion of the Brindabella Ranges, approximately 150 km inland from Australia’s east coast.

The Molonglo River flows through Canberra. At one point, it has been artificially widened to form what is called Lake Burley Griffin. Other rivers near the Canberra area are the Murrumbidgee and Queanbeyan Rivers. The Molonglo flows into the Murrumbidgee at a point northwest of Canberra, which in turn flows along Canberra’s southwestern outskirts. The Queanbeyan River joins the Molonglo River at Oaks Estate just within the ACT’s borders. A number of creeks that flow off from the Molonglo River and Murrumbidgee River, such as the Jerrabomberra and Yarralumla Creeks, also exist in the Canberra area. Two of these creeks, the Ginninderra and Tuggeranong Creeks, have likewise been dammed to form Lake Ginninderra and Lake Tuggeranong. A wetlands, known as the Jerrabomberra Wetlands, lies directly east of South Canberra. This is now a nature reserve area. Numerous hills, such as Mt Ainslie, Mt Mugga Mugga, Mt Taylor and Black Mountain dot the Canberra area.

Fog frequently occurs during winter mornings, and has often caused flights to and from Canberra International Airport to be cancelled or delayed.

Canberra is divided into seven districts and they are: North Canberra, South Canberra, Woden, Belconnen, Weston Creek, Tuggeranong, and Gungahlin. Many of which have wildlife such as kangaroos and kookaburras. The suburbs contained in these districts are generally named after famous Australians. Some are named after early settlers or Aboriginal terms. Street names within each suburb generally follow a particular theme. For instance, the streets of Duffy are named after Australian dams and weirs, Page streets are named after biologists and naturalists, and the streets of Gowrie are named after Australian Victoria Cross recipients. There are also three suburbs that are considered to be industrial districts: Fyshwick, Mitchell and Hume. Streets in these areas also follow a theme – for instance, the streets of Fyshwick are named after Australian industrial towns.

Canberra is approximately 3 hours by road from Sydney on the Hume Highway and Federal Highway, seven hours by road from Melbourne on the Hume Highway and Barton Highway, and two hours on the Monaro Highway to Jindabyne and the snow ski fields of the Snowy Mountains and the (Mount) Kosciuszko National Park. Canberra International Airport has a full schedule of domestic services to several state capitals. There is a rail service between Canberra and Sydney. A large number of interstate bus companies provide services that run to and from Canberra.

Canberra is Australia's capital city and largest inland city, though only the 7th largest overall in the country.

Many national monuments are located in Canberra such as Government House, Parliament House, the High Court of Australia, the Australian War Memorial, the National Gallery of Australia, Telstra Tower, the Royal Australian Mint and the National Museum of Australia.

Canberra is located in a portion of the Brindabella Ranges, approximately 150 km inland from Australia's east coast.

The Molonglo River flows through Canberra. At one point, it has been artificially widened to form what is called Lake Burley Griffin. Other rivers near the Canberra area are the Murrumbidgee and Queanbeyan Rivers. The Molonglo flows into the Murrumbidgee at a point northwest of Canberra, which in turn flows along Canberra's southwestern outskirts. The Queanbeyan River joins the Molonglo River at Oaks Estate just within the ACT's borders. A number of creeks that flow off from the Molonglo River and Murrumbidgee River, such as the Jerrabomberra and Yarralumla Creeks, also exist in the Canberra area. Two of these creeks, the Ginninderra and Tuggeranong Creeks, have likewise been dammed to form Lake Ginninderra and Lake Tuggeranong. A wetlands, known as the Jerrabomberra Wetlands, lies directly east of South Canberra. This is now a nature reserve area. Numerous hills, such as Mt Ainslie, Mt Mugga Mugga, Mt Taylor and Black Mountain dot the Canberra area.

Fog frequently occurs during winter mornings, and has often caused flights to and from Canberra International Airport to be cancelled or delayed.

Canberra is divided into seven districts and they are: North Canberra, South Canberra, Woden, Belconnen, Weston Creek, Tuggeranong, and Gungahlin. Many of which have wildlife such as kangaroos and kookaburras. The suburbs contained in these districts are generally named after famous Australians. Some are named after early settlers or Aboriginal terms. Street names within each suburb generally follow a particular theme. For instance, the streets of Duffy are named after Australian dams and weirs, Page streets are named after biologists and naturalists, and the streets of Gowrie are named after Australian Victoria Cross recipients. There are also three suburbs that are considered to be industrial districts: Fyshwick, Mitchell and Hume. Streets in these areas also follow a theme - for instance, the streets of Fyshwick are named after Australian industrial towns.

Canberra is approximately 3 hours by road from Sydney on the Hume Highway and Federal Highway, seven hours by road from Melbourne on the Hume Highway and Barton Highway, and two hours on the Monaro Highway to Jindabyne and the snow ski fields of the Snowy Mountains and the (Mount) Kosciuszko National Park. Canberra International Airport has a full schedule of domestic services to several state capitals. There is a rail service between Canberra and Sydney. A large number of interstate bus companies provide services that run to and from Canberra.