The nation`s capital was designed by Chicago`s Walter Burley Griffin in 1931. The development was halted all through the war however concluded afterwards. Canberra is designed to be open, methodical and green. A two hour drive from Sydney in your Car Rental Canberra along the countries best motorway, Canberra is filled with museums, galleries, public buildings and educational centres, frequently referred to being the spoilt city of Australia.
In 1901 when the Commonwealth of Australia was formed a capital city had to be chosen, the obvious choice being Melbourne or Sydney. To avoid internal strife in 1909 a location south of Yass, a limestone plain was chosen to be Australia`s capital. It was zoned the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and named Canberra — the "meeting place" in the aboriginal tongue.
The chief reason to visit Canberra in your cheap Rental Car Canberra is the National Gallery, the Australian War Memorial and Parliament House. The National Gallery one of the major attractions in the city houses a collection of art from Africa, Asia, Europe and America. It also houses an entire floor of Aboriginal art and a 25 piece package depicting the life of Ned Kelly, Australia`s most notorious criminal. Make sure you drive your cheap rental car Canberra to The Australian War Memorial, a large doomed building based on Mt Ainslie pays admiration to the many killed in war during the last century. It`s also a military museum depicting miniature battles that tell a story of its own — this is the most visited museum in Australia and should not be missed in your budget rental car Canberra. The Parliament House is a stunning circular building very easily approachable in your rental car Canberra; almost all roads in the city take you there. The old and the new Parliament House are open to visitors and have excellent tour options. The views of the city and around from Telstra Tower is spectacular. The Australian National Botanic Gardens on the slops of the Black Mountains within the city displays the world`s best collection of flora. Lake Burly Griffin in the heart of the city is worth visiting in your cheap Rental Car Canberra and is most captivating — surrounded by walks and cycling paths. The Royal Mint, Australia`s money making centre runs daily shows on money making. Questacon, the national science and technology centre is a hands-on interactive museum certain to delight any child. The National Library there provides reading material to suit all taste, age and subject.
Canberra`s nightlife is fuelled by its student population and public servants and matches most capital cities in the world. Canberra is divided into two parts - city and the suburbs of Kingston and Manuka. The city is lined with restaurants, theatres, and night clubs, while the suburbs of Kingston and Manuka are known Australia wide for their highlife. Cuisines to suite every taste and music that fills the skyline is the bare minimum to expect. The most popular nightclubs in the city are Pandora`s and the Private Bin. Exploring the night is easy in Canberra as most places are not further than a 20 minute drive in your economical cheap rental car Canberra