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Australian Capital Territory

Image courtesy Tourism Australia

Australia's elegant, purpose-built national capital lies at the heart of the AUSTRALIA'S CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT), a 2400-square-kilometre expanse of farmland, bush-clad mountains, forests and valleys.

Along with some of Australia’s finest galleries and public buildings and a lifestyle many envy, Canberra has some of the loveliest surroundings of any national capital.

Residents are never far from nature - the native bush is just 40 minutes’ drive away, and 70 per cent of the ACT is bushland. Surroundings include Namadgi National Park on the border of the Australian Alps, Ginninderra Falls, the Murrumbidgee and Cotter rivers and the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve (home to kangaroos, koalas, emus and other wildlife).