Canberra Australia: A Family Destination

Lake Burkley

As far as the average family goes, there are more than a handful of attractions that one could explore in Canberra, Australia. And this includes but not limited to:

  1. Let The Kids Learn More About Australia’s War History at the Canberra Memorial – Not only is Canberra Australia’s youngest capital city, it also has the richest collection of art, culture and a diverse mix of natural and manmade attractions. And this doesn’t quite sink in until you visit the Australian War Memorial. The institution acts as the national chronicles of the involvement of Australian troops dating back from the colonial days to the present day. There’s simply no shortage of exhibits here, which range from ANZAC Voices to the revamped First War Galleries.
  2. Leisure Around a Manmade lake – Lake Burkley Griffin, one of most prominent landmarks in Canberra also doubles as an expansive water spot for a variety of family friendly activities such as windsurfing, kayaking, and yachting. And one of the best ways to experience this is by organizing an all-inclusive family cycling session around the 20-mile perimeter.
  3. Relax at the Foliage of Canberra – The Floriade festival, one of the city’s most colorful events attracts hordes of plant lovers stemming from around the globe. And the best thing is that it takes place right in the heart of Canberra. Even better, you can take your family out to the National Arboretum, an ambitious project that was launched back in 2005. The project also includes a visitor’s centre, a gift shop, and a fully-fledged restaurant.
  4. Take Them for Swimming at the Institute of Sport – You and your family can get up close and interact with professional athletes, swimmers, cyclists that often train at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.
  5. Hike All The Way Up To Mount Ainslie – This can also double up as a camping excursion if you have small kids who can’t possible hike or go for extensive nature trails. But this aside, Canberra is one of the few cities in Australia which have developed a decent number of intricate heritage trails that have consistently helped highlight its urban design. One of this is the world re-known Mount Ainslie Lookout, one of the spots that offer a good view of the panorama view of the Australian War Memorial, Parliament House, and Anzac Parade.
  6. Learn a ton of History at the Questacon and National Museum – By spending a few hours at the Australian National Museum in Canberra, you and your family will easily learn that despite Canberra’s corporate image, it’s also shrouded with an undertone of humour – which can be even be viewed as a national trait.