Located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory, Canberra is Australia’s largest inland city. With a population of over 350,000 people, this bustling region is renowned for its glorious countryside, scenic lakes and fascinating history. A purpose-built planned city, Canberra was designed by Chicago architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin who won an international contest to design the city. Canberra’s design was influenced by the garden city movement and features plenty of natural vegetation. The city is laid out on two perpendicular axes and also features an area known as the Parliamentary Triangle.
Covering an area of 805 sq km, Canberra is located 150 km from Australia’s east coast and 3 hours from the Perisher and Thredbo ski Fields. From June to October, these ski fields offer a fantastic variety of runs for beginners as well as seasoned skiers and snowboarders.
The Canberra map below shows some of the city’s top attractions and landmarks including Lake Burleigh Griffin, Parliament House, Questacon. The National Gallery of Australia, The Australian War Memorial, as well as a great range of accommodation options. Use the Canberra map to plan your holiday to the nation’s capital and discover the great range of activities on offer.