The National Library of Australia was rebuilt in 1968, and inspired by the Parthenon. Australian copyright law requires that a copy of every book published in Australia is to be deposited with the National Library of Australia. Although the library has “closed access”, it also holds a national bibliographic database and offers access through the Libraries Australia service.
The New Parliament House, the seat of Federal parliament, was completed in 1988 in time for the bicentennial celebrations of the first settlement by the British in 1788. The futuristically designed building features the use of native timbers and contemporary art work by Australian artists.
Spectacularly situated on Acton Peninsula thrusting out into Lake Burley Griffin, the museum explores the events, issues and people that shaped the nation. With all the historical material The National Museum of Australia really holds a rich and diverse collection.
Are you ready to get a little dirty? Explore the Wee Jasper Caves near Canberra for a different and thrilling caving experience. As you descend into darkness, you will be able to see the rays of sun slowly getting thinner. Wee Jasper Caves are known for their peculiar limestone features and they are sure to take your breath away.
Casino Canberra has everything for prime entertainment. With its 40 gaming tables with roulette, blackjack, poker and keno in a laid-back atmosphere there is plenty to choose from if you are in a gaming mood. The casino has two excellent bars for enjoying a cold beer and relaxing.
Canberra Centre is the ultimate destination for fashion and lifestyle. There are an outstanding collection of Australian and International fashion labels here and over 260 specialty stores. Stores you will find here are for example David Jones, Target, Apple, Zara, David Lawrence, Laura Ashley, G-Star Raw, and many more.
A tour of the local wineries is a must do as many offer wine tastings and cellar door sales of their excellent cool-climate wines. Kamberra Wine Company Function Centre 595 Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham ACT www.nutmegfood.com.au [email protected] +61 2 6262 2333 Mount Majura Vineyard RMB 314 Majura Road, Majura www.mountmajura.com.au [email protected] +61 2 6262 3070
T.O.D stands for "Things of Desire” and is a fashion boutique located in Arcade Manuka. They provide an exclusive range of European fashion labels and offer unique, quality designs. Here you can buy exclusive Italian labels such as Malloni, Twin-Set, Liviana Conti, Mariagrazia, and Pianura Studio.
Canberra International Airport is located 7 km east of the city centre. There are no direct flights to international destinations, but there are direct connections to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. The Airport Express shuttle bus operates from the airport to the city centre. The trip takes about 20 minutes. Taxis are available at all times of the day from the front of the Terminal. Passengers can choose from six different car rental companies.
ACTION is Canberra's public bus service, which covers most sites and suburbs. On the bus you can pay with the prepaid MyWay smartcard or cash. +61 2 6207 7611 www.action.act.gov.au With Greyhound there are also regular bus services that operate from Canberra to Sydney about 3-3.5 hours by dual carriage highway. The bus terminal is located in the Jolimont Centre, 61 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City. +61 2 1300 473 946 www.greyhound.com.au
The pharmacies are located in shopping areas throughout the city. One of the main pharmacy chains is Capital Chemist - it has 18 stores around Canberra. The Canberra Day and Night Chemist (Capital Chemist) is open everyday from 9am-11pm and is located on 9 Sargood St. Capital Chemist at Woden Plaza: