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Cheap flights to Australian Capital Territory

Australian Capital Territory (ACT) – formerly known as "The Territory for the Seat of Government" and, later, the "Federal Capital Territory" – is a territory located southeast of Australia, within New South Wales. Canberra, the capital city of Australia is located in ACT, and is the only city and currently, the most populous community in the region. It is the smaller of the two self-governing internal territories in Australia. It is bordered by the Goulburn-Cooma railway line in the east, the watershed of Naas Creek in the south, the watershed of the Cotter River in the west, and the watershed of the Molonglo River in the northeast. Unlike several other Australian regions, Australian Capital Territory experiences four distinct seasons.

What to see & do

Australian Capital Territory’s, and also the country’s capital city, Canberra, is a planned city home to national monuments, museums and galleries, all built around a large artificial lake. Furthermore, as a bush capital, it also offers plenty of outdoor opportunities where people can enjoy its gardens, parks, and nature reserves. Visit museums and other significant and historical institutions/buildings in different parts of Canberra. Within the city area are the Australian War Memorial (one of the country’s top museums, covering Australian military history from Federation to the present day), Canberra Museum and Gallery, National Capital Exhibition, National Film & Sound Archive, National Museum of Australia, and Australian National Botanic Gardens; within the parliamentary zone are High Court of Australia, National Gallery of Australia (one of the country's largest art galleries), National Library of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, Old Parliament House (features the Museum of Australian Democracy), Parliament House of Australia, and Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre; while in the suburbs are the Australian Institute of Sport, National Dinosaur Museum, Cockington Green, and Canberra Reptile Zoo, among others. Notable sceneries that are also worth visiting include Black Mountain Tower (provides a magnificent 360-degree views of Canberra and the countryside around it on top of a viewing platform 60m up the tower), National Arboretum Canberra (contains trees and shrubs from all over the world), Australian National Botanic Gardens (Australia's national botanic garden), and kangaroos in Campbell Park Offices, Northcott Drive. The country part of ACT actually comprises majority of the region and not the city itself, although most visitors spend time within the city. The countryside is home to Tharwa Village, one of the original settlements in the area; the historic Lanyon Homestead; and Namadgi National Park, which makes up most of Australian Capital Territory.

How to get around within the Australian Capital Territory

There’s no concrete information available for region-wide transportation. However, Canberra has detailed methods on how to get around the city. One is via ACTION buses that cover the majority of Canberra. Inter-town routes have the most frequent and reliable services, especially during peak hours. A practical way to also explore the city is by biking, since most attractions can be reached using the city’s well developed network of off-road cycle paths. Driving a car should be no problem as well, since the roads at Canberra are generally of excellent quality and relatively uncongested. Furthermore, most attractions in the city provide parking.

How to get there

If getting in by plane, you will go through Canberra International Airport. It is well served by flights from other capital cities in Australia. Qantas, QantasLink operated by Cobham, QantasLink operated by Eastern Australia Airlines, QantasLink operated by Sunstate Airlines, Virgin Australia, and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines operate at the airport. There are daily flights to and from Sydney, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Townsville, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Hobart via Virgin Australia; and to and from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Darwin, and Perth via Qantas. Other ways of getting in are by train, via NSW Countrylink; by bus, via Murrays, Greyhound Pioneer, NSW Countrylink, all of which stop at the Jolimont Centre, in the city centre, and cross the road from the Canberra local bus (ACTION) interchange; and by car via the Sydney CBD.

Flights to Australian Capital Territory

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