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Canberra was purpose-built in 1913 as the capital city of Australia. During the formation of the Australian Federation, Melbourne and Sydney were both bidding to be the new capital city. As a compromise, a new territory was sliced from the state of New South Wales. Within this new territory, known as Australian Capital Territory (or ACT), Canberra was built.
Canberra's original design was created by the American architect - Walter Burley Griffin (whom the lake in the middle of the city is now named after). His design focused on large areas of gardens and natural vegetation and can easily be seen as you drive through the central city. For a birds-eye view, drive up to Mount Ainslie Lookout and gaze down upon Kings Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue to see the geometric patterns that he created through the city.

Canberra Colourful Day Trip with Colourful Collective Travel

Canberra Colourful Day Trip with Colourful Collective Travel

This small group tour will take you from Sydney through Australian bush and sheep country. You visit all of Canberra’s highlights during a fun and personalized day! Canberra is unlike any other capital city, and you have to go and see it to understand why. World-class attractions, amazing architecture, and futuristic planning all play their part in making Canberra one of the world’s most modern and progressive cities.

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