A trip to Australia isn’t complete without finding vacation rentals in the Australian Capital Territory.
The smallest of the eight states and territories in Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, or ACT for short, is sandwiched in the South Western corner of New South Wales, near the Victorian border. The location of the new found territory was brought about by a dispute between Sydney and Melbourne as to which would be the capital of the newly independent and federated country. Instead, the ACT was formed as the capital territory of Australia, with Canberra as the capital of the country. The population of this small region is just 350,000 residents.
The main destination to visit and explore in the Australian Capital Territory is the city of Canberra
, which is home to many government buildings and departments. The city is a planned city, consisting of a circular wheel and spoke pattern of streets that radiate out from the parliamentary buildings in the center, known as the Parliamentary Triangle. This in itself is an interesting site to see, particularly from a height, such as one of the nearby mountains that encircle the city (Mount Ainslie, Black Mountain and Red Hill). Other interesting attractions to see while in Canberra include the Australian War Memorial, the Parliament Buildings, or a walk or bike along Lake Burley Griffin.
Beyond the main city, the rest of the region is mainly agricultural land and mountainous and forested national parks
. While nice to explore, accommodations here may be harder to find. However, day trips from Canberra are relatively short and easy and vacation rentals and condo rentals in the city will work out fine. A few other small towns and communities within the ACT include Hall, Naas, Tharwa, Uriarra and Williamsdale.
The climate in the ACT differs from other areas in Australia since it is not moderated by the ocean. The region sits at an elevation of 650m and is a ways from the coast. As such, there are four separate seasons
, including hot and dry summers, with cold winters.
If government, politics and history is of interest to you, then finding accommodations in the Australian Capital Territory is definitely a good idea. Finding lodging in the various vacation rentals and condo rentals available here will be sure to include an educational and historical aspect to it.
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