There is more to the nation's capital than Politicians
Bikes! Enjoy biking around Canberra - the most bikeable city in Australia! Canberra has several cycling lanes that go almost everywhere. Enjoy the great scenery Canberra has to offer! TIP: Unlike most places in Australia, it is perfectly LEGAL to cycle on pedestrian paths within the ACT. For the CBR Cycling network, see HERE.
Questacon is the place to be - especially if you like science and cool technology!
Hit up the only Mini Golf in Canberra!
There is no "central" in Canberra (Technically Civic but it's not really a CBD). Visit the town centres around the city for malls!
Smell the roses at Floriade, Australia's "biggest celebration of spring".
Check out the fireworks spectacle over Lake Burley Griffin at Skyfire.
Touristy / Cultural Stuff
Check out the political heart of Australia at Parliament.
Take a stroll on ANZAC Parde
Look over the planned city of Canberra from Mt Ainsley
Missing the Sydney Tower? Canberra has Telstra Tower!
Lake Birley Griffin can get boring sometimes... Maybe visit Lake Tuggeranong! (Another artifical lake)
Melbourne was the capital prior to Canberra! (Should've stayed that way)
Canberra is the coldest capital city in Australia
The suburbs of Canberra were named after ex Prime-Ministers
Canberra is the only place in Australia where "Form One Lane" is written as "Lane One Form"
In the ACT, Y7-10 is called Highschool while Y11-12 is called college.
38% of the Canberran workforce is part of the Australian Public Service (ABC News 2017)