Canberra is Australia’s capital city. It is centred on Lake Burley Griffin and is surrounded by parks, farmlands and mountains. It is a safe, family friendly city within close proximity to the NSW snowfields, the hustle and bustle of Sydney and the beaches of the South Coast. With a strong cultural slant and an abundance of outdoor pursuits, living in Canberra and the ACT is about the best of all worlds.
Major Festivals & Events in Canberra and ACT
Australia Day Celebrations 26th January 2017
The first fleetlanded in in 1788and we celebrate Australia and what makes this country great. This is the day that all Australians celebrate our wonderful country! www.australiaday.com.au
Canberra Festival Balloon Spectacular: March
This beautiful free event sees giant balloons inflate and drift in to the Canberra sky. Watch from the lawns of Old Parliament House, enjoy a hot breakfast and live entertainment as the sky fills with colour. Free Event. www.visitcanberra.com.au
Floriade is Australia’s biggest flower festival which showcases one million flowers in bloom in Canberra’s Commonwealth Park. This colourful festival runs for 30 days during September and October to celebrate spring. Entry is free. www.floriadeaustralia.com