After spending the night in Sydney we made our way back to Canberra via the Murray’s coach – by far the most affordable way to move between Canberra and Sydney. We had a relaxing week and did a lot of ‘Canberra stuff’. Here’s what we covered, and if you’re ever in Canberra, you should too:

  • See the Brumbies play at Canberra Stadium
  • Walk around the city and make sure to include the Carousel, the library and the Legislative Assembly, and as many of the bizarre statues as possible
  • Visit the lookout on Mt. Ainslie
  • Order from Crust pizza
  • Visit Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve – we saw kangaroos, an emu and a platypus!
  • Take a boat ride around Lake Burley Griffin and see the Corillion and the National Museum
  • Eat at Lemongrass Thai
  • See the War Memorial {pictured above} – at least from afar if you’re not into that kind of thing
  • The Museum of Australian Democracy {ok, this one I would  not call ‘necessary’ or ‘fun’, but it’s in the Old Parliament building so it’s worth a look; and there are beautiful rose gardens around the side}
  • While I was at work Amanda visited the Australian Institute of Sport and said it was pretty cool
  • She also had lunch at the Kindle cafe on my recommendation and loved it {of course!}

.: Lookout at Mt. Ainslie :.

.: Kangaroos at Tidbinbilla :.

 

.: The fountain in Lake Burley Griffin :.

 

.: The Aboriginal Tent Embassy outside Old Parliament House :.