CANBERRA

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

Parliament House

The War Memorial

The Museums

 

The Mint

Most of the churches are fantastic given they date early 50’s

Any monuments or structures.

But the pubs are awful.

Allow up to a week to enjoy but stay at nearby Queanbeyan.

Heritage diary

 

 

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course