Canberra is an artificial place. Canberra is place that has a cbd, rich close suburbs and then a number of ‘out of sight’ satellite cities. Canberra is also a pretend city where funds have never ever been an issue to progress development. And progress it has. Some 50k people in 1950 to over 400k people today. Just amazing.
The site of Canberra was selected for the location of the nation's capital in 1908 as a compromise between rivals Sydney and Melbourne, Australia's two largest cities.
It is unusual among Australian cities, being an entirely planned city. Following an international contest for the city's design, a blueprint by the Chicago architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin was selected and construction commenced in 1913. The Griffins' plan featured geometric motifs such as circles, hexagons and triangles, and was centred on axes aligned with significant topographical landmarks in the Australian Capital Territory.
Easy for the locals to navigate but impossible for a visitor.
As the city has a high proportion of public servants, the federal government contributes the largest percentage of Gross State Product and is the largest single employer in Canberra.
Everything about Canberra is flawless and first rate. Any mistakes are quickly remedied.
The following institutions are exceptional
Allow up to a week to enjoy but stay at nearby Queanbeyan.