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Highlights of Canberra

Highlights of Canberra

Witness the wonderful views of Canberra and the region from the top of Mount Ainslie. Walk through the corridors of power at Australia’s Parliament House. Survey the Parliamentary Triangle and its National Institutions….

The Highlights of Canberra is Canberra Guided Tours’ most
popular tour and it’s not hard to understand why. This experience packs as much
as possible into a single day, giving the client the best possible of
experience and context of Australia’s Capital in the time allowed.


Following pickup at your accommodation in one of our
comfortable vehicles, the tour progresses to one of Canberra’s most beautiful
vantage points at the top of Mount Ainslie. From the lookout, your guide will
explain the growth of a young city, the two-tiered colonial and capital city
history and point out places of interest and key attractions, all while you
survey the tremendous design of Canberra’s architect, Walter Burley Griffin.


From Mount Ainslie, expect a drive through the grounds of
the Royal Military College Duntroon and perhaps to Mount Pleasant where you’ll
be delighted to an alternative aspect overlooking central Canberra.


A brief stop for some history at the National Capital
Exhibition before a journey through the Parliamentary Triangle and then to Old
Parliament House, where you’ll enjoy our own short guided tour to key parts of
this magnificent building showcasing more than 50 years of Australia’s
political history.


From the Old to the New, it’s then just a short journey up
the Hill to New Parliament House, which is where we usually break for lunch at
the Queens Terrace Café, a café with a variety of food options, sure to satisfy
even the most diverse tastes.


Once refuelled, we’ll take you through this living,
breathing hub of Australian Government and democracy. Many of our guides have
worked here in other capacities as political advisors and government officials,
so be sure to ask about the daily happenings of APH.


As mid-afternoon rolls around, we’ll leave New Parliament
House for a drive through Canberra’s diplomatic district where you can spot the
embassies of different countries represented in Australia, after which we
travel to the Australian War Memorial (AWM). We’ll guide you around the central
part of the AWM before you’ll have some free time to observe some of the many
galleries dedicated to showing Australia’s roll in conflict.


The final part of the tour is the Memorial’s Last Post
Ceremony where a dedication is made to those who have fallen in service for Australia.
It often leaves no dry eye.


From the Australian War Memorial, we’ll return you to your
accommodation or place of convenience (we can always recommend somewhere good
for dinner in Canberra).


Key points


·       
Approximately 8-hour tour from pickup to drop off
in a comfortable tour vehicle. Approximately 9:30am pickup.

·       
Witness the wonderful views of Canberra and the
Region from the top of Mount Ainslie.

·       
Walk through the corridors of power and former
corridors of power at Parliament House and Old Parliament House.

·       
Survey the Parliamentary Triangle, Lake Burley
Griffin, National Institutions and embassies.

·       
Explore the Australian War Memorial and
experience the moving Last Post Ceremony.

·       
Lunch available from local café as own expense.

·       
This tour requires a gentle level of walking.


Recommended for

·       
First time visitors to Canberra or those who
haven’t been back in a while.

·       
Those on a short schedule to see the City.

·       
Visitors wanting to see and do as much as
possible in one day.


*Tour schedule may change subject to local conditions.

  • Duration : 8 Hours (approx.)
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Cool Climate Wine Experience

Cool Climate Wine Experience

Tastings at selected wineries in Canberra’s cool climate wine region Learn about the history and development of winemaking in the area.

The Cool Climate Wine Experience is a terrific tour full day
tour, not only because of the magnificent wines you’ll taste and have the
opportunity to buy, at a raft of cellar doors, but also for the beautiful
countryside through Canberra’s wine region. These are real rural landscapes of
Australia and many of our international visitors are often blown away with the
beauty.

Your tour begins with pickup at your accommodation before an
approximately half hour journey to the first winery of the day somewhere to the
north of Canberra and the Australian Capital Territory. We rarely run the same
agenda of wineries day to day, to get the most out of the dozens of
destinations in the region. Many of our clients often comment on how intimate
many of the wineries are, which is a testament to the region, winemakers and
operators.

With Shiraz the flagship for reds and Riesling the flagship
for whites in the Cool Climate Wine Region, as well as a multitude of other
varieties; viognier, pinot noir and cabernet, distinguished wine aficionados
and novices alike are sure to find something to their taste.

The great thing about the Cool Climate Wine Experience is
that each tour runs its own individual course, but normally, we’ll visit two
wineries before lunch at the cosy Murrumbateman Inn (which serves bistro style
food) before some more after lunch. Depending on timings, we’ll visit four to six
wineries on the Cool Climate Wine Experience.

Key Points

·       Approximately 7-hour tour from pickup to drop off
in comfortable tour vehicle. Approximately 9:30am pickup.

·       
Tastings included at selected wineries in
Canberra’s Cool Climate Wine Region (typically between four and six different
cellar doors).

·       
Learn about the history and development of
winemaking in the area.

·       
Travel through the beautiful countryside between
destinations.

·       
Lunch available for purchase at the local
Murrumbateman Country Inn.

Recommended for

·       
Adults (this tour is not suitable for children
as it involves the consumption of alcohol).

·       
Visitors to the region as well as Canberra local
looking for a day out at the wineries with someone to drive!

·       
Wine experts and novices - everyone will have a
great day!

·       
This tour requires a gentle level of walking.


    • Duration : 7 Hours (approx.)
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    Birds of the Australian High Country

    Birds of the Australian High Country

    This guide is focused on field use to help beginners and experts identify species.For each species the common and scientific names are listed as well as local variations.

    The Australian High Country is located in the south-east of the continent, and extends from the Wollemi National Park and the Blue Mountains to the west of Sydney, through the Kosciuszko and Alpine National Parks and south-west into Victoria, almost to the edge of Melbourne. It includes Canberra and the ACT. This book is a fully comprehensive field guide to the 322 bird species of the High Country, including all common, rare and vagrant species. 

    With photographs from the author and the regions other top-quality nature photographers, each species is illustrated with many variants. This guide is focused on field use to help beginners and experts identify species.For each species the common and scientific names are listed as well as local variations. 

    The main identifying features of each species are described and key facts cover size, habits, habitat, breeding, distribution, voice and status in the region. Distribution maps provide an at-a-glance view of where the birds can be found. The book also includes information on climate and topography, types of habitat, orders and families, residents, migrants, vagrants and highly scarce migrants, topography and the key bird watching sites. The checklist provides complete information on the local status of each species. 

    About the Author

    Neil Hermes has been an avid birdwatcher since childhood. He has had over 40 years association with the Canberra Ornithologist Group, and is the author of over 20 books, including Birds of Norfolk Island and Australia's Endangered Species.

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