Reasons To Visit Canberra
Despite only being the eighth largest city in Australia, Canberra is the nation’s capital and a very interesting city with many cultural landmarks and memorable attractions available to travelers. As a planned city, Canberra is beautiful in its symmetry and boasts many charming parks and green spaces where you can enjoy the idyllic weather. Those looking to get out and about and sightsee will find many places to go whether it’s world-class museums like the National Museum of Australia or seeing some of the city’s finest architecture like the Parliament House of Australia. Outside of the city travelers can indulge their adventurous side with many activities like mountain biking and hiking available, or take a tour of the scenic wineries in the region.
Arriving In Canberra
Canberra Airport is located just 8 km outside of the capital of Australia and is housed within a single passenger complex comprising two concourses. If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Canberra, you won’t be able to make the journey directly as there are no airlines providing direct flights out of the UAE. However, the airport has plenty of connections across the globe including flights from Doha, so you will be able to make the journey with only a single stopover if you are based in the UAE.
When your flight has arrived in Canberra there are plenty of ways to make your way into the city from the airport including by bus if you don’t want to pay for a taxi. The airport offers a decent array of places to eat and drink and also provides duty-free shopping for travelers, so there are plenty of things to do to pass the time. Additional amenities available at the airport include free Wi-Fi and a couple of airport lounges. At Canberra Airport there are several car rental agencies operating on site, so you can get a vehicle and explore the wonders of Australia for yourself.
Canberra Travel Information
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UAE nationals traveling to Australia will have to apply for a visa before making the trip in order to enter the country. The hottest time of year in Canberra is between December and March when you can bask in average highs in the mid-to high 20s, while over the winter from May until August you can expect cool temperatures. When you have arrived in Canberra you will need to put your clocks forward seven hours to get on local time, while the currency in Australia is the Australian dollar.
* This information is correct as of January 2018
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