Canberra

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Updated, Aug 2020

City

about the city
population, Language, currency,  plug point, emergency no, time zone
entry requirements and best time to visit




Getting In & Around

Getting in

Canberra International Airport – 8 km East of city. web: canberraairport.com.au phone: +61 2 6275 2222
Bus: Rapid 3 – A$5 cash/ A$2.55-3.22 MyWay card, Taxi: A$23-40 to city center (additional charges may apply), Shuttles are also available, canberra elite  +61 13 22 27, ACT Cabs +61 (02) 6280 0077, Uber: A$16-35

Canberra Railway Station – hours: 5am-7pm, address: Wentworth Avenue, Burke Cres, Kingston ACT 2604, Australia, web: nswtrainlink.info. it is a small station but toilets are available. 

Jolimont Tourist Centre – bus terminal, Coaches to Sydney, Melbourne and other towns. Building has all services, shops, restaurants and Novotel as well.

Getting around

Public Transport: web: transport.act.gov.au. Cash tickets are available onboard a bus or at bus interchange. from ticket vending machines at major stops & all light rail platforms. MyWay cards are rechargeable top up cards and can save you money if you are visiting for few days. these cards are available at A$5

Off peak fares discounts between 9 am to 4:30 pm and after 6 pm on weekdays, also all day on weekends and holidays. Peak fares are before 9 am and between 4:30 to 6 pm on weekdays. no off peak discount on cash tickets.

Tickets: Single ticket: cash: A$5, card: A$2.55-3.22. Daily: (valid till midnight) cash: A$9.60, card cap: A$9.60, Weekend:(MyWay card) A$5.87

Piazza Duomo


See & Do

Australian War Memorial
memorial | Free entry  

Parliament House
parliament |  Free entry  

Old Parliament House
museum | Adult:A$2, Reduced:A$1 

National Library of Australia
library | free entry  

Kemal Ataturk Memorial
open  Memorial

Telstra Tower
tower | Adult:A$7.50, Child:A$3

National Carillon
bell tower | Open

Changi Chapel
church | free entry  

Saint Christopher’s Roman Catholic Cathedral
church | free entry  

Museums & Galleries

National Gallery of Australia
gallery | free entry  

National Museum of Australia
museum | free entry  

Scott Leggo Gallery
gallery | free entry  

National Dinosaur Museum
museum | tickets: Adult:A$18, Reduced:A$11-13

Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre
museum | tickets: Adult:A$23, Reduced:A$17.50

National Portrait Gallery
gallery | free entry  

Royal Australian Mint
museum | free entry  

Geoscience Australia
museum | free entry  

National Archives of Australia
museum | free entry  

Shopping

Old Bus Depot Markets
market 

Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets
market 

Canberra Centre
shopping mall  

Belconnen Fresh Food Markets
market 

Parks and Outdoor

Lake Burley Griffin
open area  

National Zoo & Aquarium
tickets: Adult:$47, Child:$26

Canberra Walk In Aviary
tickets: Adult:$15, Reduced:$10-13

Weston Park
open  

National Arboretum Canberra
free entry  

Commonwealth Park
open  

Australian National Botanic Gardens
free entry  

Mount Ainslie Lookout
open  

Piazza Duomo




Activities
 

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