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Attractions in the ACT and Canberra

Australian Capital Territory (Canberra) - Attractions

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ParliamentHouse: Completed in 1988, now the city's centrepiece

Acton


The Green Machine Science Education Centre

Clunies - Ross Street, Acton.ACT 2601
Tel:+61 2 6246 5296

NationalFilm & Sound Archive

McCoy Circuit

Tel: +61 2 6248 2000

ScreenSoundAustralia
McCoy Circuit Acton, ACT, 2601
GPO box 2002 Canberra 2601
Tel: +61 2 6248 2000
Fax: +61 2 6248 2222
enquiries@screensound.gov.au
ScreenSound Australia, the National Film and Sound Archive is atreasure house of Australia's film, television, radio and recordedsound heritage, featuring changing exhibitions showcasing the screenand sound culture of today and yesterday.

TelstraTower

Black Mountain Drive, Acton, ACT 2601

Tel: +61 2 6248 1911
Fax: +61 2 6257 6600
Freecall: 1800 806 718
Telstra Tower rises 195m above the summit of Black Mountain andprovides 360 degree views of Canberra and the surrounding countryside.Stunning views of the city can be seen by day or night from the twoopen viewing platforms or enclosed viewing gallery

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Belconnen


GinninderraFalls Tourist Park

Parkwood Rd, Belconnen

Tel: +61 2 6278 4222

GlenlochStation

William Hovell Drive, Belconnen

Tel: +61 2 6253 1112

Zone 3 Canberra

28 Weedon Cl Belconnen ACT 2617

Tel: +61 2 6251 7200

Braddon


Fine Wares Gift Gallery

Ainslie Avenue. Braddon. ACT 2612
Tel:+61 2 6257 7043

Art Wares GiftGallery

Gorman House Arts Centre Ainslie AveBraddon ACT 2612

Tel: +61 2 6257 7043

Festival OfContemporary Arts

Ainslie Ave Braddon ACT 2612

Tel: +61 2 6249 7377

Gorman HouseMarkets

Ainslie Ave Braddon ACT 2612

Tel: +61 2 6249 7377

Bowning


Woolgarlo LeisureResort Pty Ltd

Burrinjuck Rd Bowning ACT 2582

Tel: +61 2 6227 7271

Bruce


AustralianInstitute of Sport

Leverrier Crescent, Bruce, ACT 2617

Tel: +61 2 6214 1444
Fax: +61 2 6214 1422
The Australian Institute of Sport is a training centre for Australia'stop athletes. The tour of the world class training facilities andSportex is conducted by elite athletes who provide a first handexperience of life at the Institute

Bungendore


Bungendore Leather Ginninderra Leather

Kings Hwy Bungendore ACT 2621

Tel: +61 2 6238 1805

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Canberra


AustralianNational Botanic Gardens

Clunies Ross St Canberra ACT 2601

Tel: +61 2 6250 9540

BurbongSheep Station

Canberra City. ACT. 2601

Tel: 132259.


Canberra VisitorsCentre

Northbourne Ave Canberra ACT 2601

Tel: +61 2 6205 0044


Fairbairn AirCharter Training School

Drover Pl, Canberra Airport Pialligo ACT2609

Tel: +61 2 6249 1326

MichelagoTourist Railway

Griffin Centre, Bunda St, Canberra

Tel: +61 2 6257 1379

Chapman


CanberraEquestrian Centre

Kathner St Chapman ACT 2611

Tel: +61 2 6288 1028

Chisholm


K M I Exibitions

9 Rapke Pl Chisholm ACT 2905

Tel: +61 2 6291 4904

Curtin


Dawn Drifters PtyLtd

P.O. Box 303 Curtin ACT 2605
Tel: +61 2 6285 4450

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Dickson


CanberraBicycle Museum

Badham St, Dickson

Tel: +61 2 6248 0999

CanberraPlanetarium

Hawdon St Dickson ACT 2602

Tel: +61 2 6248 5333

Downer


CanberraObservatory

Hawdon St Downer ACT 2602

Tel: +61 26248 5333

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GearysGap

BywongTown Mining Village
Millyn Rd, Gearys Gap

Tel: +61 2 6236 9183

Gilmore


Rose CottageGardens

Rose Cottage Estate Cnr Isabella Drv Monaro Hwy Gilmore ACT 2905

Tel: +61 2 6260 1190

Gungahlin


CockingtonGreen

Gold Creek Road, Gungahlin, ACT 2617

Tel: +61 2 6230 2273
Fax: +61 2 6230 2490
Located 12km / 8 miles, north-west of Canberra's city centre,Cockington Green is a display of miniature buildings and gardens ofGreat Britain set on 2.4 hectares, 5 acres, of land. 1/12th sizereplicas of many typical buildings found in Britain including thethatched village of Cockington, Kentish Oast House, Stonehenge,Braemar Castle, soccer and cricket matches, village church and turfmaze

National DinosaurMuseum

Cnr Gold Creek Rd & Barton HwyGungahlin ACT 2912

Tel: +61 2 6230 2655
natdinom@interact.net.au

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Hume


Superkarts

46 Sheppard St Hume ACT 2620

Tel: +61 2 6260 2511

Tralee StationTourist Complex

Tralee St Hume ACT 2620

Tel: +61 2 6260 1383

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Kambah


Apropos Everything

3 McConnel Crs Kambah ACT 2902
Mob: 0416 04 0956

Kingston


Australian RailwayHistorical Society

Geijera Pl Kingston ACT 2604

Tel: +61 2 6239 6707

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LakeBathurst


MagellanObservatory

Covan Creek Road, Lake Bathurst

Tel: +61 2 4849 4489

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Macquarie


Big SplashWaterpark

1 Catchpole St Macquarie ACT 2614

Tel: +61 2 6251 1144

Mitchell


CapitalEducational Tours Services

12 Callan St Mitchell ACT 2911

Tel: +61 2 6262 4321

MtStromlo


Mt StromloExploratory

Cotter Rd Mt Stromlo ACT 2611

Tel: +61 2 6249 0232

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Nicholls


AboriginalDreamings Gallery

19 O'Hanlon Pl Gold Creek VillageNicholls ACT 2913

Tel: +61 2 6230 2922

Cockington Green

11 Gold Creek Rd Nicholls ACT 2913

Tel: +61 2 6230 2273

The Birdwalk

Federation Square O'Hanlon Pl NichollsACT 2913
Tel:+61 2 6230 2044

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Parkes


OldParliament House

King George Terrace, Parkes, ACT 2600

Tel: +61 2 6270 8222
Built in 1927 as the first parliamentary building in the new nationalcapital, Old Parliament House was the centre of Australian politicsfor more than 60 years. Although the politicians moved up the hill tothe new Parliament House in 1988, Old Parliament House has become oneof Canberra's best attractions.

NationalCapital Exhibition

Commonwealth Park, Parkes. ACT 2600

Tel: +61 2 6257 1068

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SmokersGap


Corin ForestRecreation Facility

Corin Dam Rd Smokers Gap ACT 2620

Tel: +61 2 6247 2250

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Tharwa


CuppacumbalongCraft Centre

Naas Rd Tharwa ACT 2620

Tel: +61 2 6237 5116

Tidbinbilla


Moonrock Cafe Gift Shop

Space Tracking Station Tidbinbilla ACT2620

Tel: +61 2 6281 2190

TidbinbillaNature Reserve

Paddy's River Road, Tidbinbilla. ACT. 2620

Tel: +61 2 6205 1233

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Watson


AustralianHeritage Village

Cnr Antil St & Federal Hwy Watson ACT2602

Tel: +61 2 6241 2857

WesternCreek


MountStromlo Observatory

Off Cotter Road, Weston Creek Act

Tel: +61 2 6249 0232
Fax: +61 2 6279 8045
World famous, part of Canberra's heritage since 1924, open daily

National Aquarium Australian Wildlife Park

Lady Denman Drv Weston Creek ACT2611

Tel: +61 2 6287 1211

Red Belly BlackCafe And Function Centre

Mt Stromlo Observatory, Mt Stromlo RdWeston Creek ACT 2611

Tel: +61 2 6287 1518

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Yarralumla


Balloon Aloft

15 Fitzgerald St Yarralumla ACT2600

Tel: +61 2 6285 1540

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Calendar of MajorEvents


February

25-27 February 2000
Royal Canberra Show
The largest single all-ages event in Canberra featuringlivestock, exhibits, fireworks and grand parades. Exhibition Park inCanberra, Mitchell.

Tel: +61 2 6241 2478

March

1 March 2000
Golden Oldies Rugby Festival
National and international veteran rugby players assemble for a four day festival of fierce competition, fun and camaraderie.
Tel:+61 2 6251 2621

4-20 March 2000
Canberra National Multicultural Festival
Contemporary arts practice, folkloric presentations and international performances along with local events and community participation.

Tel: +61 2 6207 6477

1-5 March 2000
National Mountain Bike Championships
Australia's premiere national mountain bike event including four National Championship events.

Tel: +61 2 9764 2555

3-6 March 2000
The Tour Championship - PGA Golf
Dates TBC. Australia's best golfers vie for the prestigious ANZ Order of Merit Trophy in the final tournament on the PGA Tour. Royal Canberra Golf Course.

Tel: +61 2 9460 3099

20 March 2000
Black Opal Stakes
Two year old thoroughbreds compete for a coveted prize. Canberra Race Course.

Tel: +61 2 6241 3888

22 March - 3 May 2000
Canberra District Vintage Festival
A feast for the senses for wine lovers and tourists alike showcasing the harvest! vintage period. Dates to be confirmed.

Tel: 0417 284 675

April
Canberra District Vintage Festival (See March)

20-24 April 2000
National Folk Festival
Canberra comes alive with one of Australia's largest folk festivals. Exhibition Park in Canberra, Mitchell.

Tel: +61 2 6249 7755

22-23 April 2000
Australian Capital International
The ACT Badminton Association hosts the penultimate qualifying tournament for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. A strong Australian and international field is expected.

Tel: +61 2 6249 8285

25 April 2000
Anzac Day
Dawn service and parade. Australian War Memorial.

Tel: +61 2 6243 4518

28 April - 14 May 2000
Canberra International Chamber Music Festival
Dates TBA. A dazzling program of chamber music from the classical, romantic and baroque eras and brilliant contemporary works.

Tel: +61 2 6230 5880

29 April - 7 May 2000
Australian Science Festival
A celebration of science including workshops, a film festival, drama, talks, behind-the-scenes tours, debates and other creative events.

Tel: +61 2 6205 0588

May
Until 3 May 2000
Canberra District Vintage Festival
(See March)

Until 7 May 2000
Australian Science Festival
(See April)
Until 14 May 2000

Canberra International Chamber Music Festival
(See April)

1 May 2000
The Bradbury Aircraft Hall
Date TBC. Opens during May 2000. Australian War Memorial, Anzac Parade.
Tel: +61 2 6243 4518

5-7 May 2000
FAI Rally of Canberra
The best teams and drivers from throughout Asia, Australia and the Pacific test their skills. Exhibition Park in Canberra, Mitchell and Canberra's forests.

Tel: +61 2 6207 2880

June
9-11 June 2000
National Capital 100
The National Capital 100 V8 Supercar race hits town over the June long-weekend. Come and see Australia's top Supercar drivers battle it out for line honours in your national capital.

Tel: +61 2 6205 0666

10-11 June 2000
National Capital Dancesport Championships
Australia's leading professional and amateur dancers competing in Ballroom, Latin American and New Vogue dancing. AIS Arena, Australian Institute of Sport, Bruce.

Tel: +61 2 6231 4403

July
2-9 July 2000
Kanga Cup Soccer
The most competitive international youth soccer tournament in Australia. Categories for 18-24 years.

Tel: +61 2 6260 4000

15-23 July 2000
ANU Chess Festival
The largest event on the Australian chess calendar. Australian National University.

Tel: +61 2 6249 2229

September
5-7 September 2000
Olympic Torch Relay
The Olympic Torch Relay passes through Canberra for two days.

Tel: +61 2 6207 2000

13, 14, 16, 17, 20 September 2000
Olympic Football Tournament - First Round
5.3Opm. A women's match followed by a men's match. The first session (13 Sept) features a Gala Ceremony. Bruce Stadium, Australian Institute of Sport, Bruce.

Tel: +61 2 6207 2000

16 September - 15 October 2000
Floriade
Australia's celebration of spring with over a million annuals and bulbs. Commonwealth Park.

Tel: 1800 020 141

24 September 2000
Olympic Football Tournament-Women's Semi-final
8pm. A women's semi-final match at the completion of the first round of matches. Bruce Stadium. Australian Institute of Sport, Bruce.

Tel: +61 2 6207 2000

October
Until 15 October 2000
Floriade (See September)

2-4 October 2000
Days of Wine and Roses Date
TBC. Celebrate spring with special events, new release wines, gourmet food, live music and other entertainment. Local wineries.

Tel: 0417 284 675

3 October 2000
Rotary Embassy Open Day
A unique chance to visit some of Canberra's most interesting diplomatic missions.

Tel: 0412 229 382

8 October 2000
Qantas Canberra Cup
Date TBC. A time honoured event on the Australian thoroughbred racing calendar. Canberra Racecourse, Lyneham.

Tel: +61 2 6241 3888

27-29 October 2000
Oktoberfest
Dates TBC. Traditional German music, dance, food and beer! Exhibition Park in Canberra, Mitchell.

Tel: +61 2 6295 9853

November
4-12 November 2000
Commonwealth Bank Cycle Classic
Dates TBC. National and international teams compete in the final leg of Australia's leading road cycle race.

Tel: +61 2 9542 5699

December
20 December 2000 - 31 January 2001
Discover Your National Capital
(See January)

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