Interesting Facts about Canberra

Canberra is the capital city of Australia. It’s not too big, but it has a lot to offer visitors! This article will give you facts about Canberra that are interesting, surprising and even fun!

Interesting Facts About Canberra Australia

– The Canberra central business district is full of government and administrative buildings, so it’s not a great place to go if you’re looking for cafes or tourist attractions. It has three main shopping centres though – Belconnen Town Centre, Tuggeranong Hyperdome and Woden Plaza. They are all a little out of the city centre, but if you’re looking for shopping or food options these are your best bet.

– There is an average of four hours and 45 minutes of sunshine each day! That’s more than Darwin, Brisbane and Perth – in fact, it’s even higher than Sydney which gets around four hours of sunshine a day.

– The city is well known for being cold in winter, but it’s actually not as bad as you might think with an average temperature between 11 and 18 degrees Celsius (52 – 64 F). It can get down to about one degree Celsius at night though so make sure you pack warm clothes.

– There are many shopping options in Canberra, including the famous Majura Park Shopping Centre and Dickson shops. Both of these areas have a huge variety of stores so you’ll be sure to find something that takes your fancy! Or if you’re looking for Australian-made products then head down to Fyshwick which is home to a number of markets and workshops.

– The average house price is around $570,000 AUD which might seem like a lot but it’s actually really good for Australia. That means you can get a nice three-bedroom home in the suburbs with plenty of outdoor space without spending too much money!

– For some fun things to do in Canberra you can’t beat the National Zoo & Aquarium which is home to over 100 species of animals. If that’s not your thing then why not spend a day at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) where there are lots of sporting facilities for athletes and visitors alike?

– People love living in beautiful Canberra thanks to its amazing natural environment. It’s the third most liveable city in Australia (with a population over 300,000 people) and has a great public transport system to help you get around!

– MPs and senators had suggested Albury, Tumut, Orange, and Dalgety as the capital location before it was decided that Canberra would be built there. On January 1st, 1911, Canberra was designated the Capital City of Australia.

– Callister St in Canberra pays tribute to a true Australian legend: Dr Cyril Callister, the creator of our famous and much loved Vegemite!

– The Australian Capital Territory is home to over 70% of the country’s open space, which is shared with native animals and beautified by our towering gum trees. Koalas are a dream for our beloved native marsupial, although surprisingly enough they are exceedingly rare in the ACT, with last sightings dating back to the 1990s.

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