Canberra is the capital of Australia. With the population around 367, 000 it is largest inland city. It is located at the northern end ACT. Canberra is also known as Canberran locally. The average temperature is 35 C in summer and 10 C in winter. You can catch flight from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Heathrow, Gatwick and Glasgow. The average flight time from London to Canberra is 24hr 20min. The distance between Canberra to London is 16,994 km.
Airport terminal transformation stated in 2009 with the investment of $420 millions which has resulted in a state-of-the-art new airport terminal adding new aircraft apron, multi-level car parking, and a two level dual lane axial roadway. The terminal has glass walls, more than 700 windows and color navigational aids to guide the visitors. The building has two wing Southern concourse and western Concourse separated by the Atrium. The check-in counter has been increased from 16 to 44 with additional passenger screening area.
Canberra is home to many national monuments and institutions such as Australian War memorial, the National library, the national portrait gallery, national Film and sound achieve. Lake Burley Griffin is the site of the Capital James cook memorial and National Carillon. Other site of interest are the
National Dinosaur museum
It is the largest display of prehistoric specimens situated at Gold creek village near Canberra. The popularity of these museums can be measured by the number of visitor coming to see. 100,000 visitors annually come to see. Established in 1993 the museum has improved a lot and is updating continuously. You can see many unseen animals; species never heard and animated Dinosaurs. The museum offers a guided tour for school kids, college going student. Appointment in advance is must for every visit. You can have birthday parties, dance with dinosaur, private party and corporate functions.
There are numerous bars and nightclub which offer live entertainment. There are many community theatres and cinema with library as attachment.
As been an Australia capital, it is a centre for political reporting and thus all the major media are situated here. Some of them are like Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Five free to air television stations are ABC Canberra, SBS New South Wales, Prime7 South NSW & ACT (CBN), Win television and Southern Cross Ten solution.
There are number of sport teams that compete in national and international competition. The best known team is Brumbies, Canberra raiders, who plays rugby union and rugby league. There are also team that participates in netball, ice hockey, cricket and baseball. In Manuka oval, cricket match takes place.
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