7 Interesting Things You Don’t Know About Canberra

Canberra should be looked at as your next destination. To learn more about Canberra, I have a list of interesting things that you might not know about the city of a thousand diplomats.

Flights to Canberra

Canberra is located between the cities of Sydney and Melbourne, and is surrounded by the state of New South Wales. As the capital of Australia, Canberra is the center of government as well as a home for students because there are several well-known universities in the city.

Before booking a ticket, please note that direct international flights to the Canberra airport are currently only available from Singapore and Wellington on Singapore Airlines tickets. Another option is that you can fly to other major cities in Australia such as Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, then continue with domestic flights for less than two hours to Canberra. If you want to enjoy an unusual view of Australia, you can also continue the journey by train or bus.

The Most Easily See Snow

Canberra has four seasons, namely summer (December – February), autumn (March – May), winter (June – August), and spring (September – November). The average temperature in Canberra in the summer ranges from 12.6 – 28 ° C, with January being the hottest month. Whereas in winter, the average temperature ranges from 1-12 ° C and at night the temperature can reach below 0 ° C. In winter, it’s easier to see snow in Canberra than in other major Australian cities.

Free Wi-Fi Everywhere

In Canberra, you can find public phones that you can use with coins or prepaid phone cards that are sold at convenience stores. Public telephones from Telstra that are scattered in shopping centers, malls, and also post offices also provide free Wi-Fi. Free Wi-Fi from ‘CBRfree’ is also available in public places such as Canberra International Airport, Canberra and Region Visitors Center (CRVC), also in many hotels or hostels in Canberra. So, you can upload your vacation photos to your social media without the need to buy a new SIM card.

Triple Foot Electric Plug

Australia’s domestic standard voltage is 240V / 50Hz with a three-legged plug, in contrast to our country that uses a two-legged plug. If you don’t bring an adapter from here, you can buy it at a shop that sells travel goods, the airport, and some electrical retail stores in Canberra.

Canberra City Festival

This Australian capital city has a variety of festivals that take place throughout the year, from arts, food and wine festivals, music, bazaars to sports. The Canberra festival also comes in a different color each season – the Floriade flower festival in spring, the Truffle Festival in winter, the Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival in autumn, and the Summernats car festival in summer. If you visit Canberra, make sure you take the time to attend one of these festivals.

Saving Stories About Australia

Did you know that Canberra is also home to stories about Australia? This is because Canberra has a gallery and museum where you learn about Australian culture, history and art. Of the many galleries and museums in Canberra, which must be included in your itinerary are the Australian War Memorial and Parliament House.

Lots of Nature Reserves

More than half of Australia’s capital territory is protected nature reserve. There are many natural attractions that you can choose to visit, which suits your physical abilities, of course. For example, meeting Aboriginal animals such as emus, kangaroos and parrots in the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Or just take a walk, picnic, also fishing on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River which is located 1,600 km from the Australian Alps. Don’t forget, to bring outdoor equipment from home to be more efficient, yes.