Canberra-Queanbeyan is actually a collective term for two separate cities. It is located in New South Wales state, whose capital is the Canberra City. This city has a population of 300,000 people. Queanbeyan is a city 10 kilometers from Canberra. It is populated by about 35,000 people and is bordered by valleys and mountains. Being so close together, the two cities are usually taken as one entity.
Because of the mountains and valleys, the summers here are dry and humid. The winters are usually cold and dry. Snows don’t often occur.
Visiting Canberra-Queanbeyan is advantageous for tourists, since it guarantees a two-in-one adventure in one of Australia’s most cultured places. Various museums, historical landmarks, and natural wildlife zones can be found in these two cities.

In Canberra, historical landmarks include the Australian War Memorial, where museums and different war mementos can be found. Also, the Old Parliament House is not only an architectural wonder but also notable as one of Australia’s former headquarters. The National Museum of Australia is also located here, in Lawson Crescent. Nearby is the National Gallery of Australia, where paintings, crafts and sculptures of Australia’s most celebrated artists can be observed. In Queanbeyan, equally historical spots like the Queanbeyan Printing Museum and Queanbeyan and District Museum can be visited. Historical monuments such as the WWI Memorial and the William Farrer Memorial are also here.

Tourists visiting Canberra-Queanbeyan for wildlife and exotic trips must go to the Australian National Botanic Gardens and the Lake Burley Griffin. Canoeing, kayaking, and sightseeing can be done in this part of Canberra. A 40-minute drive north will lead to the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, where rare animal and bird species are. Outdoor activities such as sailing, fishing, and picnicking can also be enjoyed in the Googong foreshores, 10 minutes south of Canberra-Queanbayan. Being a public area, tourists can observe the natural habitats of animals and plants.

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