We recently visited the National Capital Exhibition and Canberra and Region Visitor's Centre which is situated on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin at Commonwealth Park. In the Visitor's Information area, we were able to browse and pick up any interesting destination leaflets of things to do in the Canberra area. There are friendly staff available for help or information... 更多
This free attraction is situated overlooking the lake. It chronicles the start of Canberra's design and construction. Perhaps more could be said of Walter Burley Griffin, but the various displays are fascinating. There are Lego toys for kids, seating for parents and a coffee shop for those who need regular sustenance. Parking is convenient and free on weekends.
Whilst this is a great exhibition on how Canberra came to be created, I would miss it if you are short on time. It's not really one of the "must see" places in Canberra, but it is free, and has lots of hands on stuff for the kids, and a fun video of how Canberra was developed.
This was the first attraction that we visited and it ia a great olace to start as the display gives a good overview of the development of Canberra.
A good place to spend an hour or so and see that the people who chose the design for Canberra got it right. Some of the options are more than a little worrying. With the way the road system is laid out in Canberra, coming here shows why its been done the way it has and it all sort of... 更多
Comprehensive collection of the works of Tom Roberts including the absolutely enormous Oping of Australia's First Parliament. All the old favorites are there - bailed UP, Shearing the Rams etc. Takes about 2 hours to do justice to the collection.
This exhibition focuses on the establishment of Canberra as the nation's capital, with film, model, information panels etc. all well presented and helpful staff.
Very short - just duck in for 15 minutes while visiting the lake or floriade - and really just tracks the selection, design and building with interesting pictures and dioramas. It is set up mostly for kids (indoctrinating the local kids to stay in Canberra instead of moving to Sydney or Melbourne?) and full of school groups during the week.