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Attractions

Entertainment

  • Club Entertainment
  • Queanbeyan Aquatic Centre
  • Tiny Tim Miniature Train Rides
  • Regional Driving Tour
  • Queanbeyan Heritage Tour

National Attraction's

  • Australian Institute of Sport
  • National Gallery of Australia
  • Australian War Memorial
  • National Archives of Australia
  • National Museum of Australia
  • National Library of Australia
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
  • Parliament House
  • National Film and Sound Archive
  • Questacon – the National Science and Technology Centre

Anzac Parade and Memorials of Anzac Parade

Anzac Parade is the national capital’s major ceremonial avenue. Memorials dedicated to the Australian and New Zealand service men and women who have fought and lost their lives in war line the length of the Parade. The national capital's major ceremonial avenue is set along the Land Axis, forming a key feature of the original 1912 plan for Canberra by Walter Burley Griffin. Anzac Parade is easily recognisable from the Mt Ainslie lookout. Explore and learn about Anzac Parade's national memorials with a self guided walking tour brochure or podcast. Download your free podcast from their web site.

Australian Institute of Sport

Discover the champion within at Australia’s sporting powerhouse! Take a tour of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) with an elite athlete as your guide. See where Australia’s sporting champions live and train. Challenge yourself in Sportex, the interactive sports experience. Try rock climbing, virtual rowing, football penalty shoot-outs, skateboarding, winter sports and more! Costs apply for tours. Discounts available for group bookings. 3 in Fun tickets give you discounts for the AIS, Cockington Green and Questacon.

Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial commemorates the sacrifice of Australian men and women who have served in war.Through its exhibitions the Memorial presents stories of Australians at war, in armed conflict and during peacekeeping activities. With its ceremonial areas, extensive exhibitions and research facilities, the Memorial has, since the present facility was opened in 1941, become a significant and important part of the National Capital. Each gallery contains magnificently presented relics, artworks, photographs and personal items that help define Australia and Australians. The focus of commemoration is the Hall of Memory, together with the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier, the Pool of Reflection, and the Roll of Honour listing 102,000 Australian servicemen and women who have died in war.

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

See a piece of Moon rock and learn all about NASA at the Visitors Centre at the Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex.For the past 40 years this Complex has played a key role in the exploration of space aspart of NASA’s Deep Space Network. The Complex at Tidbinbilla features four giant antennae including the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Take a look around the Canberra Space Centre where you can see a sizeable piece of 3.8 billion-year-old Moon rock, watch a space movie, check out what the well-dressed astronaut wears, and get the latest space news.

Cockington Green Gardens

Explore the world in miniature at Cockington Green Gardens. See highly detailed miniature buildings and magical landscaped gardens in this amazing display. The expanding display now features model buildings from more than 25 countries around the world. See the Braemer Castle from Scotland, the famous St Andrew’s Church from the Ukraine and many more. You will be amazed at the attention to detail in the miniature replicas of actual buildings. Figurines, sound and movement bring each scene to life.Spectacular gardens attract many comments from visitors. Lush green lawns, miniature and dwarf varieties of plants and thousands of colourful annuals make an amazing setting for this unique display. Morning or afternoon teas and light lunches are available in the relaxing indoor/outdoor Garden Café. Other facilities include free gas BBQs, picnic and playground areas, and miniature steam-train rides. Cockington Green is conveniently located just 15 minutes from the centre of Canberra. 3 in Fun tickets give you discounts on Cockington Green, Questacon and Australian Institute of Sport tickets.

National Gallery of Australia

The National Gallery of Australia is the country’s premier art institution – home to more than 100,000 works of art and world-class art exhibitions.The Gallery attracts a diverse audience from all ages through a comprehensive exhibition, permanent display, and travelling exhibitions program. One of its best known paintings is Blue Poles. The National Gallery of Australia's collections include works of art across four main areas: Australian art, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, Asian art and international art. Works in the Galleryare part of Australia's national collection. They belong to the people of Australia and are preserved and presented for their enjoyment and education.Be sure to see the Art of the Indian Subcontinent Gallery featuring the largest collection of art, sculptures and textiles in our region, outside of India itself.The Pacific Arts Gallery gives a rare opportunity to view works including spirit masks, adornments and intricately carved sculptures. Materials, including stone, wood, human hair, dog teeth, whale bone and organic weavings, are used to create these works for both rituals and daily living.

National Museum of Australia

Australian and international visitors have an opportunity to explore what it means to be Australian at the National Museum of Australia.This multi-award winning museum is the first in the country devoted to the stories of Australia and Australians. The National Museum of Australia explores the key issues, events and people that have shaped and influenced our nation. Three key themes of Land, Nation and People are used to tell the story of Australia and Australians. State-of-the-art technology and exhibition design present the stories of the collection in an exciting and inventive manner, including the use of multimedia, live performances, hands-on activities and guided tours to appeal to a wide range of audiences. Excitement and innovation are not just limited to the exhibits — the colourful building itself is now an architectural landmark, one which compliments the beautiful surroundings .

National Zoo and Aquarium

Visit Australia's only combined zoo and aquarium with the largest inland aquarium. See their impressive range of animals and Australia's largest collection of big cats, giraffes and bears. Animals roam in some of the largest city zoo enclosures. See the eight magnificent White Lions. Hand-feed tigers and have bears lick honey from your fingers on a Zooventure tour! Pat a cheetah inside their enclosure with one of the zoo’s expert keepers on the Meet-a-Cheetah encounter. Bookings essential for interactive tours. Check their web site for tour prices.

Parliament House

See Australian politics in action at Parliament House – home of Federal Parliament – in one of the world’s most acclaimed buildings.Situated in the centre of the nation's capital, the building is renowned for its impressive architecture, landscaped gardens and collection of Australian contemporary art. The 81 metre flag mast soaring above the building has become the symbol of Canberra. When Parliament is sitting, visitors can observe the process of democratic government. The lively debate of question time at 2pm attracts wide interest and proceedings may be observed from the public galleries. Free guided tours are conducted regularly. Daily tour times are available from the Information Desk or by phoning 6277 5399. Visitor Brochures in English, French, German, Japanese and Chinese can also be found at the Information Desk. The Queen's Terrace Café offers sweeping views of the Parliamentary Triangle and Lake Burley Griffin. The Parliament Shop stocks a wide range of quality gifts, souvenirs and books.

Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre

Be fascinated by the hands-on, interactive exhibits at Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre. Questacon should definitely be high on your must see list, especially if you're travelling with kids. But no matter what age you are, you'll be fascinated by the only place in Australia where you can free fall from six metres high and take the whole family on avirtual roller coaster ride. Go on a journey of discovery through seven different exhibition galleries. Experience an earthquake, see lightning made before your eyes and understand the science of tornadoes, throwing a ball or the physics of sound. There are more than 200 exhibits and they're changing all the time. Kids under the age of six are catered for with the specially designed Mini Q exhibition. 3 in Fun tickets give you discounts on Questacon, Cockington Green and Australian Institute of Sport tickets.

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